BA (Hons) in Film and Media

General

Program Description

Overview

Bringing together theory and practice, our Film and Media course draws from the University of Stirling’s legacy as a pioneer in Film and Media research and teaching. We're currently ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Media and Film Studies.

This course not only ensures you’re well-versed in theoretical and critical aspects of the subject area but also have the opportunity to become fully trained in practicalities such as audio production, video editing, scriptwriting and more. Our emphasis on all-around training means you’ll graduate ready to follow in the footsteps of previous Stirling students who have forged successful careers in a range of media roles – from broadcasting and publishing to advertising and public relations.

You’ll study in a stimulating environment marked by world-class teaching and invaluable opportunities to be part of our campus television, filmmaking and radio stations. There are also regular visits from members of our professional advisory board – who are experts able to bring crucial insights from the front-line industry directly to you. Adding flexibility to your studies, you can combine Film and Media with one of 14 other courses, and tailor your degree to match your unique interests and ambitions.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Film and Media studies (The Guardian University Guide 2018)

#2 Top 20 in the UK for Film and Media (The Complete University Guide 2018)

#3 Top 150 in the world for Media and Communications (QS World University Rankings 2017)

Course details

In Semesters 1-4, you’ll learn vital skills in different aspects of film and media analysis through core modules that include: Reading Film and Television; Digital Media and Culture; and Understanding Audiences.

Semesters 5-8 will cover selected modules ranging from Scriptwriting to Sport and the Media. Semesters 5-8 also offer regular production modules that build your core skills in areas such as: Radio Drama Production; Editing and Workflow; and Content Development and Research.

The production strands ends in Semester 8 with Documentary Production.

Teaching

Lectures, seminars, workshops, group projects and presentations all feature in learning and teaching provision, and industry practitioners frequently deliver elements of the course.

Assessment

Throughout your Film and Media course, you’ll be assessed via a combination of exams, essays, individual and group practical assignments, creative projects and a final-year dissertation.

Study abroad

As a University of Stirling student, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.

Find out more about studying abroad.

Contact

Dr David Rolinson

+44 (0) 1786 466223
david.rolinson@stir.ac.uk

Fees - 2018/2019

  • Overseas students (non-EU): £12,140
  • Scottish and EU students: £1,820
  • Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

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