BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Film and Television Studies and English

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

This flexible degree enables students to carry out critical analysis of some of society’s most powerful media: literature, film and television.

  • You will explore the ways in which film and television relate to history, culture and identity, in addition to studying major areas of English literature.
  • You will develop an informed understanding of current debates in both these fields and are encouraged to explore your own ideas and interests.

Film and Television Studies

From Hong Kong cinema to Hollywood and from Science Fiction to Documentary, Film and TV Studies at Brunel examines a wide range of recent and contemporary productions for both the big and small screen. The course offers many innovative, exciting and distinctive modules, taught by a team of enthusiastic staff.

Individual modules focus on both mainstream and alternative practices, the latter including American Independent Cinema and Alternative Film and Video Practices. Popular genres such as Horror and Comedy are studied alongside, and informed by, more theoretically oriented material.

Limited opportunities will be available for practical work, significantly less so than is the case for Single Honour students.

Programme description

This flexible degree enables students to carry out critical analysis of some of society’s most powerful media: literature, film and television.

  • You will explore the ways in which film and television relate to history, culture and identity, in addition to studying major areas of English literature.
  • You will develop an informed understanding of current debates in both these fields and are encouraged to explore your own ideas and interests.

Film and Television Studies

From Hong Kong cinema to Hollywood and from Science Fiction to Documentary, Film and TV Studies at Brunel examines a wide range of recent and contemporary productions for both the big and small screen. The course offers many innovative, exciting and distinctive modules, taught by a team of enthusiastic staff.

Individual modules focus on both mainstream and alternative practices, the latter including American Independent Cinema and Alternative Film and Video Practices. Popular genres such as Horror and Comedy are studied alongside, and informed by, more theoretically oriented material.

Limited opportunities will be available for practical work, significantly less so than is the case for Single Honour students.

Key Modules

There are openings in the fields of journalism, publishing, research, critical writing, arts administration and programming. Our programme also provides a good basis for postgraduate study and the pursuit of higher qualifications in both theoretical and practical areas.

Film and Television Studies graduates have excellent employment opportunities and have gone on to work for the BBC, Granada Television and Ridley Scott Associates in roles as diverse as casting agents, researchers, production assistants and film officers.

Brunel English graduates have gone on to work in companies such as the BBC and Universal Studios. Many Brunel English graduates go into teaching; many into media-related jobs like publishing, marketing and journalism; and others into the business world as account executives, campaign organisers and consultants.

Module & Subject

Level 1

  • Storytelling;
  • Representation and Identity;
  • Portfolio Critical Reading;
  • Reading Resilience;
  • World Literature,
  • World Literacies 

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Film and TV Genres
  • Screenwriting

Optional

  • Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • Shakespeare Text and Performance
  • The Women’s Movement: 20th Century and Contemporary Writing
  • Post-Colonial Writing
  • Modernism
  • Romanticism and Revolution
  • Contemporary British Fiction
  • Genre Fiction

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Written Dissertation in Film/Television or  Video Essay in Film/Tv or English Project

Optional

From FTV, you can select from:

  • QualityTV
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Work Experience
  • Horror
  • Independent and Art Cinema
  • Image and Violence or Digital media Project

From English, you can select from:

  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Post-War and Late Twentieth-Century Literature, 1945-2001
  • Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • Psychogeography
  • Writing Ireland
  • Creative Industries
  • Violence
  • The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER