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BA in Journalism, Film and Television Studies (Full Time)

London Metropolitan University

Bachelor Degree , Journalism

Course Description

This course combines the theoretical and practical exploration of film and television with the teaching of journalistic skills using our up-to-date facilities. The study of film and television through a variety of approaches will support your practice-based projects in short filmmaking, documentary making and screenwriting. You'll make use of our journalism newsroom to produce journalistic investigations and reports, which may be published online on the Holloway Express.

Changes in technology are presenting significant challenges for the newspaper, film and television businesses, and the explosion of online video is creating a major shift in the relationship between consumers and producers of news. In this degree you’ll explore these issues and more and develop an understanding of the film and television industries as well as the issues and image these media present on screen.

You’ll also have the opportunity to make short films or develop screenplays using our cutting-edge digital production and editing facilities, and to produce journalism across a range of genres including critical, popular and investigative reporting. This degree prepares you for a career as a journalist with specialist knowledge of the moving image or for work in factual television or film entertainment, or writing in a non-journalistic direction.

You'll develop your journalistic skills through workshops, exciting news days and use of mobile technologies. Practice-based projects in short film-making and screenwriting are enabled by facilities that include an advanced digital editing suite. You'll also benefit from the advice of our team of professional advisers and our fantastic newsroom, opened by ex-editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger. 

This course combines the theoretical and practical exploration of film and television with the teaching of journalistic skills using our up-to-date facilities. The study of film and television through a variety of approaches will support your practice-based projects in short filmmaking, documentary making and screenwriting. You'll make use of our journalism newsroom to produce journalistic...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)

Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)

Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)

Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Film and Television Practice (core, 30 credits)

Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Reporting (alternative core, 30 credits)

Journalism Work Placement (alternative core, 15 credits)

Newsroom Production (alternative core, 30 credits)

Work Related Learning for Media 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Contemporary American Television (option, 15 credits)

Scripting Performance for Screen (option, 15 credits)

Social Media and Data Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Creating Packages (core, 30 credits)

Journalism Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

Project (Film and Television Studies) (alternative core, 30 credits)

Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Broadcast Journalism (option, 30 credits)

Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)

Documentary Filmmaking (option, 15 credits)

Fashion Writing and Reporting (option, 15 credits)

Film Reception and Interpretation (option, 15 credits)

Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism (option, 15 credits)

The French New Wave (option, 15 credits)

The Hollywood Musical (option, 15 credits)

Writing for Film and Television (option, 15 credits)

 

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits) Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30...

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, students should normally have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels or minimum grades BBC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

Mature students are also encouraged to apply.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, students should normally have: a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels or minimum grades BBC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma) English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from...

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Assessment Methods

You'll be assessed through written coursework, practical group work, in-class exams and a final dissertation or practice/theory project, which can be taken in either film and television studies or journalism.

You'll be assessed through written coursework, practical group work, in-class exams and a final dissertation or practice/theory project, which can be taken in either film and television studies or journalism.