Undergraduate

p303 - Film and Media BA

Film and Media BA Honours

UCAS Code: P303 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

If you're interested in developing the practical skills and academic knowledge to produce documentary film, this innovative degree is for you.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
P303

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 32 points

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Opportunities

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This degree focuses on documentary film-making, set within the critical study of media, culture and society.

You’ll learn to use digital technologies creatively and develop your film-making experience.  

Regular film screenings and modules in documentary film history and theory enable you to watch documentary films critically as a scholar and film-maker.

You can also choose to explore different aspects of the media and cultural industries.

The integration of film, media and cultural studies theory with documentary practice is a key feature of the degree, so you can contextualise your film practice within the broader media and creative industries.

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Course Details

Modules for 2018 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2018 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2019 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2019).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 40 credits from the list below:

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You select a minimum of 40 credits from the list below:

* These modules have pre-requisites 

It is recommended if selecting either MCH2080 or MCH3067 that students studying these modules outside of MCH have a background in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies.

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more about Work Placements.

Stage 3

Compulsory module

Optional modules

You take 80 credits from the following list. You cannot enroll again on an optional module that you have already completed in stage 2.

*These modules have pre-requisites 

^You can only take one of these modules at Stage 3

    Entry Requirements

    All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

    If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

    The entrance requirements below apply to 2019 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.

    Careers

    Film and media careers

    Media and communication courses focus on the communication of information across a variety of mediums and cover a broad range of subjects from the highly practical to the theoretical.

    You will develop a variety of skills that are extremely useful for employment, such as critical analysis, research, teamwork, flexibility, a creative and independent approach to tasks and the ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines. You will be exposed to a broad commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries, both from academic staff and media practitioners.

    If your aim is to work directly within the media industry it is important to build up a portfolio of work, gaining as much experience as possible. Examples include contributing to your university paper or other publications, or working for TV production or radio outlets, PR or advertising agencies. Persistence and motivation are vital due to the popularity of this sector.

    Careers in public relations, journalism, media planning, broadcasting and advertising are the most popular choices for our graduates, however graduates with the ability to communicate information clearly and effectively will be beneficial to any organisation.

    Find out more about the career options for film and media from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

    What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

    See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

    Careers and employability at Newcastle

    Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

    96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

    Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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