Film & broadcasting is about telling stories - whether fiction or factual. This course combines high standards of training in production skills to make courses – dramas and documentaries for radio, television and cinema – with a solid academic education in media theory and contextual studies.
Film and broadcasting require both passion and discipline. The best films, documentaries and radio features come from students who are interested in the wider world, who have an awareness of current affairs and the socio-political forces that shape society. Potential students should be curious and open, displaying an eagerness to learn and to understand people, systems of all kinds and their historical contexts.
While the core focus is on traditional media, you’ll also study new media forms, which require all of the traditional skillsets and are really about delivering stories in different formats or supporting traditional storytelling (e.g. a TV programme) in different ways.
This course’s strength lies in the integrated approach to theory and practice. You’ll develop a critical and reflective understanding of a wide range of subject areas that both inform and underpin content development. It is this blend that continues to attract potential employers to our graduates. It also supports a broad range of career possibilities.
We aim to develop creative, socially aware practitioners who have deep disciplinary knowledge, can think critically, who are flexible and show a strong professional ethos.
Modules include Media Theory, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Television, Online Production, Drama, Documentary, Radio Production, Media Management and Audio.