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Sept 2020

Start date

P303

UCAS code

3 Years

Attendance

96-112

UCAS points
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96-112

UCAS points
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Dr Jon Hackett
Dr Jon Hackett

Programme Director - Film and Communication

jon.hackett@stmarys.ac.uk
020 8240 4174

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Study with media professionals and with national and international experts in film, television and popular culture. The Film and Screen Media degree reflects how film and television studies have changed in recent years as a result of the impact of digital media and our interaction with it.

Film and Screen Media is also available as an undergraduate degree with a foundation year.
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Why study Film and Screen Media?

With approximately one in five new jobs in London within the creative industries, Film and Screen Media will provide you with a solid background in screen industries, from a theoretical, practical and industry perspective.

You will learn precise research and production skills that will allow you to enter a wide variety of professions. You will also be following individual interests and passions that will motivate you to work hard in your chosen area of study.

By studying a range of topics you will gain an understanding of the most significant issues affecting the media today and its relationship with our culture and society. This degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries.

We offer opportunities for you to gain work experience in the media and specialist modules to develop your skills in creative scriptwriting, film and cultural criticism, film production and specialist pathways in screenwriting and film production. 

Why St Mary's?

The course runs alongside our degree in Film and Digital Production and includes modules on a wide variety of film, television, popular music and other screen media. There is plenty of chance for you to explore the types of media that particularly interest you.

As well as being a train ride away from the heart of London's film industry, our students benefit from an extremely accessible teaching staff, made up of research academics as well as industry professionals.

Key facts

  • Available as a Single Honours and Combined Honours Degree.
  • Study with media professionals and international and national experts in film, television and popular culture.
  • Exciting study trips and opportunities for work experience in the media and creative industries.
  • Specialist pathways in screen-writing and video production.
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus.
  • A range of scholarships are available for undergraduate students.

Combine Film and Screen Media with another degree

Film and Screen Media can be combined with any of the following courses to create a joint honours degree programme:

Course content



Year one

  • Film, Style and Form Core
  • Digital Cultures Core
  • Media History Core
  • Writing Short Fiction Optional
  • The Media Industries Optional
  • Digital Production Optional
  • British Film and TV Optional
  • Harry Potter and… Optional

Year two

  • North American Cinema Core
  • Screen Theory and Criticism Core
  • Entrepreneurship and Professionalism Optional
  • Writing Adaptations Optional
  • Cult Media and Identity Optional
  • Documentary and World Cinema Optional
  • Multimedia Production Optional
  • Screenwriting 1 Optional

Year three

  • Dissertation Core option
  • Extended Essay Core option
  • Industry Placement Optional
  • Screenwriting 2 Optional
  • The Paradox of Horror Optional
  • Disney and Animation Optional
  • The Beatles and the Counterculture Optional
Please refer to the programme specification document for a summary of the programme.

Career opportunities

With approximately one in five jobs in London in the creative industries, there are numerous career opportunities in the film, television and cultural arts. Previous graduates have also entered journalism, management and administration, advertising, research, marketing, and PR.Many students also go on to study at postgraduate level for a Master's degree. At St Mary's we welcome MPhil and PhD proposals in a number of areas related to the content of Film and Screen Media.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Film and Screen Media students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your degree. The Centre for Workplace Learning offers work-related modules that can be embedded within your studies.

How the degree is taught

Teaching methods

We place a strong emphasis on developing skills that will be essential in the work place and further study. Most courses are taught through lectures, workshops, practical exercises, screenings, field trips and small group discussions, with an emphasis on developing your communication skills and the ability to express your ideas with confidence.

You will also be taught by both academic specialists and industry professionals. We offer exciting study trips and opportunities for work experience in the media and creative industries

Assessment methods

We assess your work in a variety of ways. These usually include essays, portfolios of work, research reports and blogs. We also assess group work including presentations, films and other practical projects.

Facilities

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Fees and funding

2020/21 fees

  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £12,250

2019/20 fees

  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £11,750

* Please note: These fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments review of Higher Education Funding.

Information about tuition fees, student loans and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.

The UK Government has confirmed that EU applicants starting in 2019 or 2020 remain eligible for 'home fee status' and can access financial support.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken. For further information about additional costs please contact jon.hackett@stmarys.ac.uk.

Further information

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