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If you are looking for an exciting, diverse and challenging programme combining the study of French language and culture with the combination of theory and practice of Film and Television Studies, then our degree is for you. The Film and Television Studies and French degree is engineered to empower you to develop your skills and capacities as a filmmaker, producer and expert on the creative industry with the ability to communicate bilingually in French supported by internationally recognised staff with a wide range of expertise. During your four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to study or work abroad in any of the French-speaking countries around the world.
As a student in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies you will be joining our vibrant and creative department where drama and theatre, film and media, and scenography and theatre design collide. The Film and Television Studies component of this degree is a challenging and creative one where you will be exposed to a unique combination of creative and critical approaches. We also offer various modules through the medium of Welsh.
In the Department of Modern Languages, you will have the opportunity to study French from beginners or advanced. During your first year, you will have timetabled intensive linguistic classes where you will concentrate on the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation. After the first year, you will join students who have started the course at an advanced level. If you're commencing the French component of this course at an advanced level, this will be a continuation of your grammatical and linguistic development from A level (or equivalent) also in the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation.
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (TFTS) is the creative hub, where students benefit from the close connections with key industry partners include National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company, and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. We are also in close proximity and are neighbours to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest Arts Centre in mid-Wales which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work. We are situated in the heart of Penglais campus and our exceptional facilities and resources for practical work includes: three rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; and costume and wardrobe facilities.
The highlight of this degree for all of our students is the year abroad. You will be required to spend your year abroad (your third year) in France or a French-speaking country. Some students opt to spend their time equally studying with our partnered Universities France or a French-speaking country. Others have spent their time undertaking a paid or unpaid work experience placement in the two countries.
Many of our students have been successful in obtaining employment in these fields;
Acting and Performing;
Translation and Interpretation;
Teaching and education;
- Public Relations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 - 104 points||To include B in A level French (unless to be studied as a beginner).|
|A level||BCC - BBB||To include B in French (unless to be studied as a beginner).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM||To include B in A level French (unless to be studied as a beginner).|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 28 points||To include 5 points in French at Higher Level (unless to be studied as a beginner).|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.|
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application.
We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants.
If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||With minimum scores of 51 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Department of Modern Languages (undergraduate enquiries)
Fax: 01970 622553
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)