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BA in Film Studies And Creative Writing (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Film Studies

Course Description

Our Film Studies degree combines critical and creative work and practice, depending on your interests and career plans. At Bangor, we are committed to teaching in small groups and to the majority of our modules being delivered through weekly workshops and seminars.

Lecturers who teach on the Film Studies degree have a range of interests including American Cinema, British and European film, Japanese and other world cinemas, gender, visual culture, film analysis, the body and film, film and history, digital technology and film, scriptwriting and screenwriting, film-making, media and film in Wales, acting and performing, language and film, blogging and podcasting, computer games and film, film stars and film on television. Our Film Studies lecturers have recently written books and articles on topics such as Cult Film, American Culture and Film, Cinema and Medicine, Jewish Film, Surrealist Film, Cinema and Landscape, Australian Film, and the new technologies of film viewing.

It is aimed at students who want to study writing, and uniquely allows you to approach this study through a variety of disciplinary pathways: instruction in using the techniques and forms of creative writing; study of the short story, the novel and poetry as literary forms; vocationally-oriented modules in journalism, screenwriting, scriptwriting, storytelling, genre writing, writing for performance and publication, and writing for online and other digital media. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the critical and practical skills you will need to pursue a writing career.

During the three years of this degree, you will have the opportunity to work with staff who have a wide range of interests and expertise including poetry, the novel, the short story, documentary and film-making, digital communication, E-publishing, computer games, script and screenwriting, and print and broadcast journalism.

Our Film Studies degree combines critical and creative work and practice, depending on your interests and career plans. At Bangor, we are committed to teaching in small groups and to the majority of our modules being delivered through weekly workshops and seminars. Lecturers who teach on the Film Studies degree have a range of interests including American Cinema, British and European...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • UXS-1063: Film History (20) Core
  • UXS-1065: Film Criticism (20)

Semester 2

  • UXS-1062: Film Language (20) Core or
    UXC-1062: Iaith y Ffilm (20) Core

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • QXP-1001: Creative Writing: Prose (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXS-1001: Intro to Practical Journalism (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-1001: Cyfl. i Newyddiaduraeth Ymarf. (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXP-1003: Creative Writing: Poetry (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-1017: Writing Across Media (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-1024: Introduction to Screenwriting (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXP-2004: Creative Writing: The Novel (20)

Semester 2

  • QXP-2001: C/Writing: Poetry & Short Fict (20)
  • UXS-2064: Film Theory (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • LXG-2008: The German Film (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2024: Alfred Hitchcock (20) (Semester 2)
  • LXS-2033: The Cinema of Spain (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2050: Race & Gender (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2059: Understanding Documentary (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2046: Y Ffilm ddogfen:Theori (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2062: Film Distribution & Marketing (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXF-2104: French Cinema 1895-1950 (20) (Semester 1)

20 credits from:

  • QXP-2005: Transformative Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2048: Transmedia Storytelling (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2058: Writing for Film & Television (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2126: Animation & motion graphics (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2800: Game Design Level & Mechanics (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2801: Game Development (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

40 credits from:

  • QXP-3099: Creative Writing Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3900: Research Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3901: Creative Practice Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXB-3902: Enterprise Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

20 to 60 credits from:

  • UXS-3025: Stanley Kubrick: Auteur (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXS-3041: Iberian Identities on Screen (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3050: Race & Gender (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3062: Film Distribution & Marketing (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXF-3106: French Cinema since 1960 (20) (Semester 2)

20 to 60 credits from:

  • UXS-3049: Advanced Screenwriting (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXP-3093: Experimental Writing (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-3401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3412: Playable Fiction (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 UXS-1063: Film History (20) Core UXS-1065: Film Criticism (20) Semester 2 UXS-1062: Film Language (20) Core or UXC-1062: Iaith y...

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Entry Requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students.

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually. All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills. As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students. To...

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