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Film (extended degree)

University of Roehampton

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our leading film scholars and award-winning filmmakers will help you build a strong foundation for a career in film. You will explore film history, theory and production, and learn about the latest trends in digital and 3D cinema.

The extended degree programmes include a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Film at degree level. Our extended degree programme will provide you with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for study. The foundation year is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

Our Film BA is both practical and theoretical. It covers everything from fiction to documentary, experimental film to world cinema, television to the internet, as well as screenwriting, animation and cinematography. You'll look beyond the story and consider how meaning is created through film language and visual aesthetics. You'll broaden and deepen your critical awareness of the diverse formal and experiential possibilities of cinema, both as they have developed in the past and as they are transforming in the contemporary moment.

Right from your first term you'll be introduced to the use of video equipment, group work, key roles of the production team and facilities, and you will produce a short drama on digital video. As you move through the course you will be able to pick to focus on the theoretical study of film or the practical side of film. If you can't decide and enjoy both, you can continue to give both equal weighting. Students who choose the film production route have the opportunity to screen their film at the British Film Institute, Southbank (BFI) at the end of their third year.

We currently offer a module on career preparation, which will enable you to understand different career choices, refine your career interests, evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses and learn how to present a creditable application. There's also an opportunity to undertake a work placement in any area of the creative industries: TV, film, on-line and print media, arts and campaign organisations, museums, art galleries, theatres and community projects.

Our London location means you'll be studying film whilst immersing yourself in the creative culture of the capital at film festivals, studios, galleries and pop-up cinemas. Whilst on campus, you'll have access to state-of-the-art film, editing, and studio facilities, including sound and dubbing equipment.

Our leading film scholars and award-winning filmmakers will help you build a strong foundation for a career in film. You will explore film history, theory and production, and learn about the latest trends in digital and 3D cinema. The extended degree programmes include a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Film at...

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Course Content

During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module relevant to your chosen degree subject, such as Communication and Representation Essentials. This will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Film which is essential for success in your degree.

In your first year, you'll learn how to analyse film and study the history of cinema. You will begin to explore some of the critical debates that shape the way film is discussed and understood. If you are a single honours student, you will undertake practical filmmaking training, gaining basic skills in digital video production, cinematography, editing and sound. At the end of this year, you will get to choose whether to specialise in production or history and theory, or a combination of the two.

In your second year, you will deepen your understanding of film history and theory or continue to pursue your filmmaking ambitions. You will have an opportunity to choose a range of module options with recent examples including Audiovisual Criticism, World Cinema, Cinematography, Experimental Cinemas and Forms of Animation.

In your final year, you will be able to undertake one of three major independent projects: the Production Project will allow you to develop, shoot and exhibit your own short documentary or fiction film, the Dissertation will enable you to conduct in-depth research into a subject of personal interest, and Screenwriting will provide the opportunity for you to develop and write your own script. Other modules offered include The Modern Vampire, Digital Cinema, Contemporary Hollywood Cinema and Producing.

During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes a year-long module relevant to your chosen degree subject, such as Communication and Representation Essentials. This will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Film which is essential for success in your degree. In your first...

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Available Dates

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Grove House Roehampton

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply.

All offers are subject to the University's general entrance requirements. For undergraduate courses, these are as follows:

  • passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Level;
  • a pass in one subject at GCE Advanced Level plus (a) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level, or (b) a Vocational A-Level Single Award, or (c) two Vocational A-Level part Awards;
  • a Vocational A-Level Double Award; or
  • a Vocational A-Level Single Award plus (a) two Vocational A-Level part Awards, or (b) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level; or
  • a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma; or
  • a Scottish Certificate of Education with (a) passes in five subjects, including at least three at Higher grade, or (b) passes in four subjects all at Higher grade or New Higher grade; or
  • the full Diploma of the International Baccalaureate; or
  • an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in four subjects at Grade C at the Higher level.

For some courses we require applicants to achieve a GCSE Grade C or above in specific subjects, or an equivalent qualification. The information below lists the equivalent qualifications we can accept.

If you require any further advice on our entry requirements, please contact the Enquiries Office at undergraduate@roehampton.ac.uk, or by calling 020 8392 3232.

If you are applying from overseas and require specific advice about your qualifications, you can visit the country pages or contact our international team on international@roehampton.ac.uk or by calling 0208 392 3192.

Acceptable English Qualifications (UK students)

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University of Roehampton also recognises the test offered by the organisation Equivalency Testing, which sets and operates GCSE Equivalency Testing in English, Mathematics and Science. Please contact them on +44 (0)1277 203336 for further information or visit their website, www.equivalencytesting.com

Submission of Your Results:

You should send a copy of your results to: admissions@roehampton.ac.uk.

BA Primary Education and PGCE students must submit their original certificates.

If you are applying as an EU or International student you will find a list of acceptable English qualifications on our international webpages.

Acceptable Mathematics Qualifications

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 Adult Numeracy or Application of Number (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply. All offers are subject to the University's general...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
85%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
92% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
71% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
89% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
75% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
81% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
68% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
79% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
68% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
68% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
75% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
65% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
78% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
57% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
72% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
73% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
74% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
76% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
50% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
85% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
82% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
68% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
53% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
62% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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