Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Have you grown up with a deep interest in film and television and the thinking that goes into bringing entertainment to homes across the country? Take a step into this fast-paced and exciting industry by studying Brunel’s Film and Television Studies and English BA.

Your degree will give you a thorough understanding of film and television by examining a wide range of recent and contemporary productions for both the big and small screen. You will gain an insight into a range of genres as your studies will explore Hong Kong to Hollywood cinema, science fiction, documentaries, and everything in between.

By opting for this joint honours degree with English, you will also study the major areas of English literature from the Renaissance to the most recent publications in poetry, fiction and drama, whilst developing an informed understanding of current debates in the subject.

This is an exciting, dynamic, wide-ranging course with plenty of flexibility allowing you to follow your own individual tastes and literary passions.

The film and television industries are very hands-on and wide-ranging fields, therefore you will be able to make modules choice accordingly. After the first year, up to 40% of your module choices can be practical so you are able to take the theory you have learned and put it into practice by applying it to your own work.

As well as enhancing your learning by attending screenings at the British Film Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and other cinemas across the capital, you will also be eligible to enter our annual Brunel University Film Festival (BUFF) with categories including Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction and Best Overall Film. This will allow you to put all your practical and theory skills into practice and will give you the opportunity to showcase your talents.

Brunel offers students access to fantastic editing suites with up-to-date production software including Avid with accredited training facilities for Final Cut Pro 10, allowing you to bring your ideas, thoughts and inspirations to life.

As you’ll be taught and supported by academics who are experts in their field, you’ll develop skills that can be applied from the classroom to the workplace. They know the industry inside out, so you know you are learning from experienced professionals who will bring their unique insights into your learning.

Gain an insight into life after your studies by putting your learning into practice by opting for a one-year work placement. You will graduate with valuable work experience to enhance your employment prospects and will be able to develop an understanding the working world within the film industry. We have excellent links with a wide range of notable external organisations, so you will have the opportunity to apply for high quality placements across London.

Previous students have undertaken placement at many prestigious venues including The Pinewood Group, Fremantle Media, Objective Productions, WaterAid and BalletBoyz.

As a graduate of this dynamic degree, you will leave us with the confidence to be able to develop a creative idea and see it through to the end – a transferable skill valuable in any sector.

Course Modules

Year 1

Reading Resilience

Portfolio Critical Reading

Story Telling

Representation and Identity

World Literature, World Literacies

Year 2

Film and TV Genres

Screenwriting

Optional Modules

Nineteenth-Century Novel

Shakespeare Text & Performance

Modernism

Romanticism & Revolution

The Women’s Movement 20th Century and contemporary Writing

Contemporary British Fiction

Genre Fiction

Year 3

Dissertation in Film/Television

Video Essay in Film/TV

English Project

Psychogeography

Victorian Literature & Culture

Post War & Late 20th Century Literature 1945-2001

Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature

Quality TV: International Perspectives

Gender and Sexuality

Analysis of Film and Television Work Experience

Horror

Independent and Art Cinema

Start Date:

14/09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £15,860 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test65% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsectionTOEFL (iBT)92.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic58.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores