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BA Film-Television Studies and French

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  • Objectives
    This course interrogates cinema and television as art forms and as industries, locating them within specific historical and social contexts. The course explores screen media texts within social, cultural and transnational contexts, in particular those of French and Francophone cultures. It provides students with a solid grounding in the French language and aspects of French and Francophone history, culture, cinema and literature.
  • Entry requirements
    Required subjects: B in French at A level, and at least one of sociology, English, history, politics, media studies, film, communications studies, art, theatre/ drama IB score: 30 (5 in French or German at higher level)
  • Academic Title
    BA Film/Television Studies and French
  • Course description
    BA Film/Television Studies and French

    Programme

    Year one

    You will be encouraged to engage in multi disciplinary activity in addition to core studies in Hollywood and international film history, the analysis of film texts and key critical perspectives, and the development of the television medium. The core language courses develop the four skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. In addition, you take modules in French or German literature, history, politics and society, and/or linguistics.

    Year two

    You deepen your understanding of key critical and theoretical approaches in the study of the production, circulation and cultural reception of film and television. Modules explore the way in which film and television converge in the contemporary media landscape, explore the phenomenon of transnational media flows, and consider the social significance of the culture industries and issues of representation. Your German or French language skills will be consolidated.

    Year Three

    Spent in a French-speaking country, either studying in a higher education institution, or as an assistant in a school, or on a work placement.

    Year Four

    You specialise in specific aspects of film and television studies by choosing from a range of advanced modules. These offer the possibility of investigating new and emerging areas of film studies concerning the production of texts, film going and film audiences. You will also write an independent research dissertation. You will develop your command of French or German to a high level and use it in increasingly sophisticated contexts. You will also study optional modules drawn from the areas of literature, history, politics, society, media and linguistics.

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