Film Studies and Media at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

Film Studies and Media at Keele explores the evolution of the media industry and how film has developed through time and across cultures. You will investigate a range of issues, such as representations of gender, race and sexuality, and the politics and economics of the global entertainment industry. You will develop creative and practical skills, whilst exploring a range of different media forms and outlets and how these impact society. This combination of theory and practice will make you a better analyst and practitioner of film and media, helping to prepare you for a career across various creative industries. Why choose this course?

  • On demand access to the Media Building – gain practical skills using film, sound and image production facilities
  • Tailor your degree and explore both theory and practice based on your interests and career aspirations
  • Develop your skills as a creative writer, researcher or practitioner
  • Work Placement opportunities to gain key transferable skills to enhance your career prospects
  • Discover diverse cultures through an International Year at a partner university across the globe
Film Studies and Media at Keele combines two subjects of study that complement each other in both theory and practice. Film is a powerful art form that incorporates the study of technology, culture, and aesthetics, whilst media allows you to develop practical skills in film making, editing and specialised equipment. You will explore the theoretical aspects of media, critically evaluate content and develop new ideas throughout your studies. You will widen your cinematic and cultural knowledge through a range of innovative and creative teaching and assessment methods. Film Studies at Keele allows you to delve deep into the theoretical analysis of film from both historical and modern perspectives, identifying key debates in contemporary screen media, and analysing a broad range of film and television texts from the widest cultural contexts. Ranging across Hollywood film, world cinemas and newer forms of global film and television, you will consider the characteristics that distinguish these different types of production. You may wish to develop key skills in creative filmmaking, as well as in related practices such as screenwriting. You may also have the chance to make further connections to film through the study of other media forms, such as photography and literature. Media allows you develop your understanding of how our mediated world has developed, and the role of media industries, texts and audiences in shaping that world. You will explore media in the context of business, politics and history and will review and analyse a range of media forms such as social media and the news. This will help to inform your theoretical learning, before analysing key themes and concepts that can be applied to your practical work. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Film Studies and Media at Keele University - UCAS