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Visiting students


The Department of Media Arts offers two undergraduate degree programmes, the Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and the Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television and Digital Production. 

Many course units are shared between the two degrees. However, 50 per cent of the BA Film, Television and Digital Production is practical, while the BA in Film Studies only has a minor practical element.

Visiting student criteria

If you’re a visiting student, you can only take practice courses in exceptional circumstances. In order to take practice course units we need to be reassured you have a comparable media skills basis to our students exiting their first year. As all the practice courses in the BA Film, Television and Digital Production run for two terms (semesters) you must be able to attend the full academic year. If you choose to attend for only one term, you can’t study any of the practice options.

Course unit options

A full year’s course load is four units. A two-term course (all practice courses in the BA Film, Television and Digital Production, and all the first and third year theory units are credited as one unit).  A single term course (all the second year theory courses) is credited as ½ unit.

You need to take this into account when making your choices with an eye both to prerequisites and timetabling. Bear in mind that you can, of course,  take course units outside your “host” department – film studies courses, for instance, by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.


Autumn Term Course (Term 1) 

15 Credits each

Taught Monday (choose one)

MA2055 Interwar European Cinema

MA2059 Avant-Garde Film

MA2077 Beyond Bollywood

Taught Tuesday (choose one)

MA2051 Women’s Cinema

MA2064 TV Genre

MA20?? Television Aesthetics - (Subject to Validation)

Spring Term Courses (Term 2)

15 Credits each

Taught Monday  (Choose one)

MA2065 Modern European Cinema

MA2076 Contemporary Chinese Cinema

MA2078 Right of Reply: Autobiography and Poetry in American Underground Film 1945-2005 

Taught Tuesday (choose one)

MA2052 Documentary

MA2061 Hollywood Star Performances

MA2066 Post Classical Hollywood




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