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BA (Hons) IES and Music

At the University of Chichester you can begin your undergraduate studies with an English level of IELTS 5.5 (minimum in all 4 components) by combining your chosen subject with International English Studies on a three year degree Programme. Our BA (Hons) International English Studies is specially designed for students for whom English is not a first language and it provides integrated language development and study throughout your degree Programme.

This route will combine International English Studies with modules form our popular Music degree programme. 

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Vanya Popov
Intenational English Studies with Tourism
The University of Chichester has very high standards in education. My course is really interesting and the modules are well organised. The campuses are very beautiful and everything is located in one place which makes things a lot easier.

Course content

You take International English Studies as a Joint (50%), Minor (25%) or International Route (25%) with one of the subjects above. International Route means you will graduate in your chosen subject with International Route in your degree title e.g. Business Studies (International Route).

Your options are flexible as your language improves. Some students begin by taking International English as part of a Joint Route and then move to a Major (75%) or to Single Honours (100%) in their chosen subject. Other students, particularly those who wish to use English professionally after graduation, for example as teachers, interpreters or workers in international business, choose to continue with International English as a Joint Route.

The University provides advice on your options throughout your studies and also offers a free language profiling service to applicants.

The Programme includes core modules in personal English Language Development and Academic English. These modules aim to develop your language skills to a high level of proficiently and to ensure you get the most from your studies in your combining subject. International English Studies also offers modules in language through literature, language and culture as well as world Englishes and language-based research.

Our facilities

Our facilities content

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

In addition, the Media Department has a dedicated Green Screen facility and studio for student use as and when projects require it. Within the Creative Hub you will find two Mac Suites for all your creative needs with highly trained support staff ready to answer any of your questions.

Our seven Edit Suites are of professional specifications with high level of soundproofing and hardware, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the postproduction of drama, documentary and performance projects. Students will receive training on a wide range of industry standard creative software packages such as:

  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Photoshop 6
  • Celtx
  • Compressor 3.5
  • DVD studio Pro
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Final Draft 8
  • Nuke X
  • After Effects
  • Plura Eyes
  • Frame Forge
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Avid Media Composer 7
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Logic 9
  • Adobe Premier 6
  • Blender

Work placements

Students are offered a varied pallette of extra-curricular opportunities to gain more ‘real world’ experiences. This can range from volunteering, on-set training with professional filmmakers or even paid filming work for both external and internal clients. Most recently students have crewed for award winning short drama productions, live concert filming and international conferences.

Volunteering also plays a big part in the undergraduate experience of many students and can be a perfect way to build your confidence and expand your skills. You will be heavily involved with local charities – a great way to meet like-minded people and students who get involved in the local community are rewarded with a real sense of achievement and a much enhanced CV.

Indicative modules

Year One 

  • Foundations Of Story
  • The 21st Century Story
  • Media, Music And Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Classical Hollywood
  • News Culture And Journalism
  • Filming Performance
  • Television Cultures
  • Digital Film Operations
  • Practice Toolkit
  • Theory Toolkit
  • Script To Screen
  • Media Bodies
  • Introduction To Industry
  • Industry - Professional Bodies

Year Two 

  • Documentary
  • Marketing And Advertising
  • Comedy
  • British Film
  • European Art Film
  • Multi-Camera Live Events
  • Sport, Media And Everyday Life
  • Horror
  • Celebrity Culture
  • Media And Popular Music
  • Reality TV
  • Events Management
  • Self-Employment, Marketing And Promotion

Year Three 

  • Industry, Engagement And Film Festivals
  • Postmodern Media And Culture
  • Personal Study / Dissertation
  • Personal Study Support
  • Shocking Texts
  • Men, Women And The Movies
  • Music, Media And Culture
  • Global Television
  • Media Literacy
  • Business Project
  • Introduction To Fundraising In The Arts

Teaching and assessment

We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation in this field.

You will be taught by a core team of experienced and highly-qualified tutors together with a wide-ranging team of more than 40 specialist instrumental and vocal teachers.

Tuition takes place in our modern music facilities, which include computerised recording and media studios, well-equipped practice rooms (with new grand pianos supplied by Steinway & Sons) and an acoustically superb performance venue.

There is an extensive programme of professional concerts and masterclasses on campus, free to students, as well as the chance to experience similar events at major UK conservatoires – places where many of our students go on to study as postgraduates.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, exhibitions, performance/practical work, project work, presentations and seminar discussions. Our course will include a mix, so that you will be assessed on different types of work. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress. You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers throughout the course. Special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.

Additional Costs

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Codes

UCAS code: 
QP33
College Code: 
C58

Course length

3 years
Full Time