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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and Communications with Study Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and Communications with Study Abroad Programme codeUFA4EGLEGL32
Study mode(s) Academic year2024/5
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) Film & television Studies and Communications with Study Abroad programme offers you the opportunity to combine study of a wide and exciting range of material in English literature, film and television. You will study literature from the medieval period to the present day and watch films from American, European, and other World cinemas, as well as learning about the trends and technologies of television. The range of material studied will equip you to understand the complex histories of these written and visual media as well as how important issues of cultural difference are raised through them, giving you the tools and vocabulary to take a questioning attitude to your own literary and media cultures. We encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to broaden and enhance your study of film, not just on campus and in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum but also through the lively English and film cultures (art-house cinema, media facilities) in the city itself.

As you progress through your degree into the second and final years, you will be able to follow your own interests by choosing from the variety of topics on offer, culminating in your own research project, a dissertation, in your final year. You will also learn to work flexibly and creatively with others and engage in debate as well as exercising independent thought and judgement whilst becoming an effective independent learner.

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent at a university abroad on an approved programme of study.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

Stage 1


60 credits of compulsory Film and Television Studies modules, 60 credits of compulsory Communications modules.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EAF1501 Major Debates in Film Theory 30No
EAF1506 Interrogating Screens 30No
CMM1001 Perspectives on Communications 30No
CMM1002 Communications Challenges 30No

Stage 2


60 credits of optional Film & Television Studies modules, 60 credits of Communications modules.

 

 

Compulsory Modules

a Communications modules:

Choose either the 15 or 30 credit version of Communications in the Workplace.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM2008 Communications Research Methods 30No
CMM2001 Communications in the Workplace [See note a above]15No
CMM2002 Communications in the Workplace [See note a above]30No

Optional Modules

If you select the 15 credit version of Communications in the Workplace, choose a further 30 credits of optional Communications modules from this list.

If you select the 30 credit version of Communications in the Workplace, choose a further 15 credits of optional Communications modules from this list.

c Film and Television Studies modules

Choose 60 credits of optional modules from this list

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS S2 BA CH opt 2022-3 [See note b above]
CMM2003 Professional Writing 15 No
CMM2004 History of Communications 15 No
CMM2008 Communications Research Methods 30 No
CMM2006 Communications and Climate Crisis 15 No
CMM2007 Communications in the 21st Century 15 No
ANT2090 Sound and Society 15 No
SOC2030 Sociology of Art and Culture 15 No
SOC2034 Gender and Society 1 15 No
SOC2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
PHL2125 Ethics of Emerging Technologies 15 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAS2090 Humanities after the Human: Further Adventures in Critical Theory 30 No
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
POL2100 Political Conflicts in Europe 15 No
SOC2115 Deception 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
THE2043 Religious Literacy, Communication and Media 30 No
CMM2001 Communications in the Workplace 15 No
CMM2002 Communications in the Workplace 30 No
FTVS Stage 2 CH option modules 2023-4 [See note c above]
EAF2500 European Cinemas: Art, Industry, Entertainment 15 No
EAF2502 Shots in the Dark 30 No
EAF2508 Cinescapes: Time, Space and Identity 30 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAF2511 Television: Times, Trends and Technologies 30 No
EAF2512 European Cinemas: Art, Industry, Entertainment 30 No

Stage 3


Stage 3: 120 credits of compulsory modules

For your year abroad you will agree a suite of modules in your host institution with the College Study Abroad Coordinator. Details of individual modules that may be taken whilst abroad can be found by accessing the partner institution’s factfile at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/abroad/where/ and navigating to the “Course Requirements” section of that factfile where a link to the modules on offer in the partner institution is displayed.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HAS3999 Study Abroad (HASS) 120Yes

Stage 4


30 credits of compulsory dissertation, 90 credits of optional modules (including 30-60 credits of Film and Television Studies modules, and 30-60 credits of Communications modules)

 

 

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

Select a Dissertation in either Communications or Film and Television Studies: CMM3002 or CMM3003 or EAF3514 or EAF3516 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM3002 Communications: Dissertation [See note d above]30No
CMM3003 Communications: Practical Research Project [See note d above]30No
EAF3514 Film Studies Dissertation [See note d above]30No
EAF3516 Creative Film Dissertation [See note d above]30No

Optional Modules

e If you select CMM3002 or CMM3003 you must select a further 30 optional credits from Communications modules and 60 credits from the optional Film & Television modules.

f If you select EAF3514 or EAF3516 you must select a further 60 optional credits from Communications modules and 30 credits from the optional Film & Television modules.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS SF BA CH opt 2022-3
CMM3001 Arts Journalism and Creative Non-Fiction 30 No
DRA3050 Creative Industries Management 30 No
EAF3515 Something to See: War and Visual Media 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
POL3000 Deadly Words: The Language of Political Violence 15 No
POL3051 The Media in Europe 30 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
FTVS Final Stage CH option modules 2023-4
EAF3501 American Independent Film 30 No
EAF3508 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Western Cinema 30 No
EAF3513 British Screens 30 No
EAF3514 Film Studies Dissertation 30 No
EAF3515 Something to See: War and Visual Media 30 No
EAF3516 Creative Film Dissertation 30 No
EAF3518 Queering British Film and Television 30 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
EAF3521 Film Audiences 30 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must achieve an average mark of at least 60% in Stage 1, otherwise you will be required to transfer to the three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Year Abroad are selected.

The Year Abroad counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA Film & Television Studies and Communications with Study Abroad. If you fail the Year Abroad module your degree title will be commuted to BA Film & Television Studies and Communications. You will be assessed by your host university during your academic year abroad with their grades converted back to Exeter grades to contribute towards your degree classification. The rules governing failure and referral will be determined by the host institution.

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and Communications with Study Abroad

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

20/02/2020

Date of last revision

16/09/2022