Film and Television Studies and American Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Film and television entertain, inform, promote ideologies and help us communicate and connect across the world. North America also has a global impact through its power and culture. If you want to explore how they do this, both independently and when combined, this joint honours degree is for you. Film and Television Studies You'll examine:

  • economics and employment practices
  • development and global operation
  • ever changing audiences
  • reflection of, and influence on, society
  • decision makers and processes
  • adoption of new platforms and technologies
American Studies You'll cover history, politics and culture. This will include literature, music and art as well as film and television. You don't just study two separate subjects. We have specialist modules that combine them both to make the degree a coherent whole. Through our Creative Student Network you'll also have opportunities to intern at global media organisations (such as Disney and the Art Directors Guild in Los Angeles, and Red Bee Creative in London).


You will normally study both subjects equally. In American Studies in year one you have the choice of taking core modules in either American history or American literature. You will also take a multidisciplinary module exploring the relationship between film, literature and culture in the North American context. In Film and Television Studies you'll engage in multidisciplinary activity in addition to core studies in film and television history, production cultures, the analysis of film texts and key critical perspectives, and the contexts of film and television consumption. Year two broadens and develops your understanding of the core concepts in each discipline. In American Studies you choose from modules which extend your understanding of American society and cultural forms. They cover particular periods, events, themes, genres, authors and texts in greater depth. In Film and Television Studies you will choose from modules which explore how film and television converge in the contemporary media landscape. In year three, you will continue and extend the process of specialisation promoted in the second year. You will write an original research dissertation and follow a programme of advanced study in a choice of modules in Film and Television and in American and Canadian history, literature and culture. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of English and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Film and Television Studies and American Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS