Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

(BA) Drama Studies and Film Studies (with a study abroad year)

Entry for 2017

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

No course outline is currently available.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn SemesterCoreFilm Analysis (P3029)154
  CoreIssues in European Cinema B (P3028)154
  CoreThinking Through Theatre (Q3255)304
 Spring SemesterCoreIssues in Global Cinema A (P3030)304
  CoreReading and Staging Theatre Texts (Q3258)304
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreApproaches to Contemporary Performance (Q3107)305
  CoreFilm Theory (P3038)305
 Spring SemesterOptionBritish Cinema A (P3044)305
  British Cinema B (P3044B)155
  Chinese Cinema B (P4086B)155
  Debates in Screen Documentary A (P4107A)305
  Debates in Screen Documentary B (P4107B)155
  Performance: Directing and Composition (Q3261)305
  Performing Practices (Q3284)305
  The Musical B (P4105B)155
  Writing for Theatre (Q3026)305
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Undergraduate Academic YearCoreVoluntary Year Abroad - English Courses only (YAB06)1206
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
4Autumn SemesterCoreIssues and Perspectives in Contemporary Performance (Q3262)306
  OptionAsian Popular Cinema (P5051)306
  Eastern European Cinemas: myth and memory (P5015)306
  Film and Revolution (A) (P4100A)306
  Hollywood Comedian Comedy (P3052)306
  Hollywood Industry and Imaginary (P4012A)306
  Viewing Women (P3047)306
 Spring SemesterOptionAmerican Teen Cinema: Coming of Age on Screen (P5034)306
  Animals and Screen Media (P5060)306
  Cinema and Migration (P5059)306
  Film Studies Dissertation (P4123)306
  Independent Research Project: Dissertation (Q3263)306
  Independent Research Project: Practical (Q3264)306
  Race and Ethnicity in Popular Cinema 2 (P3053B)306

About your joint honours course

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