Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Studies

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Course summary

Film studies provides an imaginative approach to researching film and visual media texts, and how these have changed over time and across cultures. You will explore 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 the technical language and key analytical skills, as well as the practical elements of this discipline according to your interests. With this knowledge and experience, you will be equipped for a career in the film or media industries, or related fields such as marketing, education or research. Why choose this course?

  • No.1 in the UK for Film Studies (National Student Survey, 2020)
  • 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
  • Assessment methods develop your skills as a creative writer, researcher or practitioner
  • Tailor your degree and explore both theory and practice based on your interests and careers aspirations
Film is a powerful art form that incorporates the study of technology, culture, and aesthetics. Film Studies at Keele allows you to delve deep into the theoretical analysis of film from both historical and contemporary perspectives, identifying key debates in contemporary screen media, and analysing a broad range of film and television texts from the widest cultural contexts. Looking both at 'classic' Hollywood film and newer forms of global film and television, you will consider the characteristics that distinguish these different types of production. The depth and breadth of the course will strengthen your critical thinking as well as widening your cinematic and cultural knowledge. A range of innovative and creative assessment methods and teaching activities will enhance your powers of expression and discussion, as well as providing you with important employable skills. Film Studies at Keele also offers you the chance to tailor your degree based on your interests and career aspirations. You may wish to develop key skills in creative filmmaking, as well as in related practices such as screenwriting. You will also have the chance to make further connections to film through the study of other media forms, such as photography and literature. As a graduate, then, you will emerge with the widest range of specific and transferable skills to take into careers in the film and media industries, or in a variety of other professional sectors. 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.

Course details

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/filmstudies/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Film Studies at Keele University - UCAS