The BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies is a theoretically oriented critical studies degree enhanced by opportunities for creative and professional development. Practical work can enable students to deepen their understanding of the critical issues and key concepts of the discipline.
The course is taught by research-active staff working on a diverse range of topics, including the documentary, heritage cinema, children's film and TV, and representations of difference. Practical modules are delivered by active media professionals using industry-standard facilities and equipment.
How You Study
You will have the opportunity to learn and develop through lectures, workshops, seminars, group projects, screenings, research and an independent study.
In the first year, this degree provides an overview of the theory, history a, d analysis of film and television. It offers a theoretically informed introduction to film and TV practice. In the second year, an increasing number of optional modules allows students to forge their own path according to their research and creative interests. In the final year, students complete an independent study and choose between theory, a creative project, and archival research pathways.
During the second year, there are opportunities to take part in exchange programmes with one of our partner universities in Europe or the USA. Costs relating to the USA exchange programme can be found in the fees tab. Further information relating to exchanges within Europe can be found here:
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.
How You Are Assessed
Varied modes of assessment are used on this programme, including critical essays, presentations and viewing logs. Practical work is assessed by experienced media industry professionals. There are no formal examinations.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).
For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.
We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
The University of Lincoln offers international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc.
If you would like further information about entry requirements or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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