In our Department of Film and Television, guided by leading scholars and practitioners, you will explore the history of film and television, consider theoretical perspectives and engage in practice-based activities.
As well as being trained in scholarly investigation and critical thinking, you will work collaboratively in groups and develop practical skills relevant to employment in the creative industries.
Bristol is distinctive for the way in which we blend historical and theoretical study with practice-based investigations of film and television. You will have the opportunity to develop and extend your interests across a broad spectrum of subjects and approaches and through a variety of teaching methods.
Units include an introduction to analysing film and television, as well as exploring significant historical movements, contemporary practices and the theoretical concepts that underpin, inform and shape film and television.
During the course, you will use our editing suites, cameras and filmmaking equipment. Facilities and production resources include an on-site cinema, Final Cut Pro Edit Suites, Panasonic HVX HD cameras, sound mixers and animation suites.
We have strong and dynamic links with a range of film festivals, media archives, arts centres and media companies. We also have a lively postgraduate community and many of our students have gone on to study our MA courses and research degrees.
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This subject is suitable for those with an interest in and passion for film and television. You will study these areas in an academic context and engage creatively with the practice of filmmaking.
Our courses offer a combination of conceptual, historical and practical study, and would be particularly suitable for those who wish to develop a deep understanding of film and television, alongside developing skills in filmmaking, through a rigorous and multifaceted degree.
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