Film Studies BA (Hons)

Film Studies at York St John University is taught by staff who are passionate about their subject and who believe that one of the most rewarding ways of understanding the complexities of modern cultures and of gaining insight into the past is through the exploration and analysis of film. As a student of Film Studies you will explore the genres, the social and historical contexts, the pleasures and the politics of this extraordinarily popular and influential medium. 

Location
York St John University
Course fees
2017 - 2018: Home & EU students: £9,250 per annum, International (non EU) students: £10,000 per annum
Duration
3 years full-time | 6 years part-time
Study Abroad
Yes - see our study abroad web pages for more information
Start date
September 2017 | September 2018
UCAS course codes
Film Studies and:
American Studies TP7H
English Literature QP3H
Media P391

Course structure

Level 1

You will be equipped with the tools to analyse and critically engage with cinema of different genres, styles, periods and world sites vis-à-vis a range of cultural forms such as visual art, interactive media and literature.

Modules may include:

  • Filmmakers on Film
  • Cinema & Society
  • Media Research
  • Film & its Audiences

Level 2

Modules may include:

  • Gothic & Horror
  • Independent Cinema
  • Adaptations
  • Film & the American Imagination
  • Imaginary Worlds: Researching Science Fiction

Level 3

Modules may include:

  • Documentary Film
  • Gender & Sexualities
  • Animations
  • Transnational Cinema
  • Dissertation

Teaching & Assessment

On the Film Studies programme you will experience and take part in lectures, seminars, workshops, task focused activities, field-trips and excursions and informative engagement with media practitioners and those working in the creative industry. Crucially, this is backed up by three distinct features. These are:

  • Research informed teaching where experts in their subjects will work with you and develop your knowledge
  • A schedule of tutorial support where you will gain advice and guidance on how to progress academically
  • Technology enhanced programme instruction from experts that will help you to learn how to use media as a critical and creative tool

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, portfolios, single and group presentations (for example, voice-over commentaries using iPads and tablets), interactive eportfolios (using platforms such as Word Press), creative visual pieces. All of these will be introduced at Level1 and then developed throughout the degree.

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements

Qualifications

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

96-112 UCAS Tariff points

3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language

For 2017 entry UCAS has altered how its tariff points are calculated. Calculate your tariff points.

Personal statement

Essential criteria

As well as a strong standard of written English, we also look for the ability to demonstrate knowledge in the subject. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as previous study or composition of own work e.g. short films, scripts or screen plays.

Valued criteria

Candidates can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject that goes beyond achieving good grades in exams. Examples of this include:

  • membership of film clubs
  • subscriptions to film magazines
  • involvement in debates
  • interest in theory, sociology, and philosophy
  • interest in international cinema
  • interest in the phenomenon of fandom
  • interest in the history and analysis of films

Additionally, candidates will be able to discuss varying film styles, types or direction, production etc.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Tuition fees for 2018 / 19 entry have not yet been confirmed.

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Fees & Funding

Overseas 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £10,000 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International Fees & Funding

International students

We welcome international students from all over the world at York St John University and have a vibrant international community. You can find out more on our International Pages about how you can study with us and what it’s like to live and learn in York, one of the UK’s most historic cities.

Ask a question

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