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BA Latin American Studies and Screen Studies (4 Years)

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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Candidates must be proficient in the English language, which is the language of instruction and examination at the university. Acceptable English Language qualifications include IELTS 6.5, CPE grade C, CAE Grade B or another equivalent A level: BBB including Spanish and either History or English Literature AS level: Two AS-Levels may be accepted in place of the third A-Level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 32 points overall including Spanish grade 6 at higher level and either English Literature or History grade 6 at higher level. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA Latin American Studies and Screen Studies
  • Course description
    Course description

    Screen Studies can be studied alongside another subject (such as Linguistics or English Language as a three year course or as a Joint Honours course with a Modern Foreign Language over 4 years.
     
    Both pathways provide a thorough grounding in history of film and film theory as well as television and emerging screen technologies and its application to questions of style and form. These elements will be studied by application to a mix of mainstream and avant-garde film drawn from Europe, Latin America and Hollywood.  Alongside this will be the study of your other subject.

    The style and form of the film material forms an important aspect of these core studies. You will take up to half of your course units in aspects of Screen Studies. You build up an impressive array of abilities, thanks to the very wide range of subjects available for study, and the emphasis placed on the development of crucial skills.

    The course covers 120 credits per year and in the first year this is divided equally between the two subjects, ie 60 credits per subject area.  This weighting is flexible in subsequent years and you can do up to two thirds (80 credits) in either/or subject.
     
    You will take a compulsory course in World Cinema which is also designed to develop your study skills.  Alongside this will be the study of your other subject. You will select further courses from a series of broad-based options on key areas of both subject areas.

    Special features

    Screen Studies courses cover film theory and the history of film, drawn from the cinemas and related media of Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America). While the first year concentrates on cinema and the basics of how to "read" film, from your second year you will also be able to study aspects of other related moving image media, in particular television.

    Emphasis is placed on the way these images are received by different audiences.
     
    If you are studying a modern language or a Middle Eastern language with Screen Studies your third year is spent abroad under approved conditions.  Please see  Residence Abroad for further information.  Students combining Screen studies with English Language or Linguistics follow a 3 year course with no period of residence abroad.

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