BA Film and Television (4M5N)
A-level standard offer: AAB
A-level contextual offer: BBB
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The University of Bristol has a long history of innovation in the study of film and television. In the late 1960s, Professor George Brandt introduced film and television studies to the University curriculum and the subject has been taught at Bristol ever since.
In the Department of Film and Television, guided by leading scholars and practitioners, you will learn to combine critical, historical, theoretical and practical approaches to the study of film and television. You will explore how films are made and engage in a range of creative work throughout the programme.
The curriculum progresses from introductory units, which use specific topics to teach you how to analyse film and television, to more advanced and specialist units. These cover significant historical movements, contemporary practices and the theoretical concepts that underpin, inform and shape film and television.
You will be trained in scholarly investigation and critical thinking through essay writing and presentations, and you will work collaboratively in groups to design projects and make short films. Throughout your studies you will learn from a variety of film and television professionals. In your final year you will examine the film and television industries and have the opportunity to undertake a placement or industrial project.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A-level contextual offer
BBBFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended DiplomaFind out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
31 points overall with 15 at Higher LevelFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include 24 credits at Distinction and 21 at Merit or above
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile B qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
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- For most candidates, we will only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.
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