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BA in Film & Television Studies/Drama & Theatre Studies (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Film Studies

Course Description

Aberystwyth University’s Joint Honours Film and Television Studies/Drama and Theatre degree is an exciting, diverse and challenging programme combining practical and theoretical approaches to the study of a broad spectrum of media and performing arts. You will encounter a wide range of practical and theoretical modules in film and television, covering everything from fiction to documentary, and from mainstream to experimental. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of contemporary theatre practices from scripted drama to site-specific performance and from Shakespeare to experiments in new media.

You will be taught by leading researchers and experienced practitioners in a department that places an emphasis on intellectual development, technical proficiency and industry partnerships. Across your three years of study, this course will prepare you for a variety of careers in the creative media, creative arts and beyond.

 

Aberystwyth University’s Joint Honours Film and Television Studies/Drama and Theatre degree is an exciting, diverse and challenging programme combining practical and theoretical approaches to the study of a broad spectrum of media and performing arts. You will encounter a wide range of practical and theoretical modules in film and television, covering everything from fiction to...

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Course Content

In your first year you will discover:

  • Key historical moments, practices and methods in drama and theatre;
  • Core introductory modules in the history, theory and analysis of film and television products;
  • Practical skills through engaging with all stages of the media production.

In your second year you will explore:

  • Contemporary theatre-making, through practical, historical and theoretical approaches;
  • Skills in studio production, documentary filmmaking and writing for film, television and performance;
  • Skills in acting, directing, devising and designing;
  • Knowledge and key critical skills in complementary theoretical modules that span Hollywood cinema, documentary film-making, art cinema, contemporary issues in digital culture, new media performance, the development of modern European theatre and Shakespeare in contemporary performance.

In your third year you will have the opportunity:

  • To specialise in documentary production, fiction film, experimental media or scriptwriting and build advanced skills in this area;
  • To extend your skills in ensemble, solo, and Applied theatre projects;
  • To undertake a major independent research project, leading to a dissertation on a film and television or drama and theatre-related topic of your choice;
  • To study specialist subject areas that deal with histories of technology, experimental film, cult cinema, television and society in the 20th Century, stardom, place, space and landscape, performance philosophy, performance and politics, theatre, gender and sexuality, documentary theatre and contemporary British drama;
  • To benefit from extensive support and guidance whatever pathway you decide on.

In your first year you will discover: Key historical moments, practices and methods in drama and theatre; Core introductory modules in the history, theory and analysis of film and television products; Practical skills through engaging with all stages of the media production. In your second year you will...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through group devised productions, individual film and video projects, practical analyses, practical productions and performance projects, production diaries and creative scriptwriting, formal and performed essays and examinations, reflective journals, blogs and wikis, seminar presentations, storyboards, screenplays and pitches.

You will be assessed through group devised productions, individual film and video projects, practical analyses, practical productions and performance projects, production diaries and creative scriptwriting, formal and performed essays and examinations, reflective journals, blogs and wikis, seminar presentations, storyboards, screenplays and pitches.