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BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies

Students on the course have access to industry-standard production facilities, including television studios, video editing suites, a writers’ room, and a 20-seat 4K screening room.

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Jack Shelbourn - Programme Leader

Jack Shelbourn - Programme Leader

Jack Shelbourn is a Director of Photography and Senior Lecturer. He has experience shooting feature films, short films, and commercial productions across the UK and Europe. He was selected and screened at the British Society of Cinematographers: Emerging Cinematographers Night, 2016. With the short film Gracie (2015). He brings his passion for both film and television to his leadership of the course, Both in consumption and the creation of the art forms. His research at the University is focused on emerging and future film/media technology, the media and film industry and utilizing technology to innovate how the art of cinematography is taught.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies

Film and television inform, entertain, reflect, and also shape society, and this course examines the power behind these key mediums.

This course at Lincoln is a theoretically oriented critical studies degree, enhanced by opportunities for creative and professional development. It gives students the opportunity to undertake practical work, enabling them to deepen their understanding of the critical issues and key concepts of the discipline.

The course is taught by research-active staff working on a diverse range of topics, including the documentary, heritage cinema, children's film and TV, representations of difference, Hollywood, and marginal cinemas. Meanwhile, practical modules are delivered by active media professionals using industry-standard facilities and equipment.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies

Film and television inform, entertain, reflect, and also shape society, and this course examines the power behind these key mediums.

This course at Lincoln is a theoretically oriented critical studies degree, enhanced by opportunities for creative and professional development. It gives students the opportunity to undertake practical work, enabling them to deepen their understanding of the critical issues and key concepts of the discipline.

The course is taught by research-active staff working on a diverse range of topics, including the documentary, heritage cinema, children's film and TV, representations of difference, Hollywood, and marginal cinemas. Meanwhile, practical modules are delivered by active media professionals using industry-standard facilities and equipment.

How You Study

You will have the opportunity to learn and develop through lectures, workshops, seminars, group projects, screenings, research, and an independent study.

In the first year, this degree provides an overview of the theory, history and analysis of film and television. It offers a theoretically informed introduction to film and TV practice. An increasing number of optional modules in the second year enables students to forge their own path according to their research and creative interests. In their third and final year, students are expected to complete an independent study and will continue to curate their own path by selection between optional critical studies and critical practice modules.

During the second year, there are opportunities to take part in exchange programmes with one of our partner universities in Europe or the USA. Costs relating to the USA exchange programme can be found in the fees tab. Further information relating to exchanges within Europe can be found here:

http://lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/shortstudyopportunities/erasmusforstudents/

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

You will have the opportunity to learn and develop through lectures, workshops, seminars, group projects, screenings, research, and an independent study.

In the first year, this degree provides an overview of the theory, history and analysis of film and television. It offers a theoretically informed introduction to film and TV practice. An increasing number of optional modules in the second year enables students to forge their own path according to their research and creative interests. In their third and final year, students are expected to complete an independent study and choose between theory, practice, and archival research pathways.

During the second year, there are opportunities to take part in exchange programmes with one of our partner universities in Europe or the USA. Costs relating to the USA exchange programme can be found in the fees tab. Further information relating to exchanges within Europe can be found here:

http://lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/shortstudyopportunities/erasmusforstudents/

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Film and Media

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical and studio sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like seminars, tutorials, workshops, and studio classes. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework and examinations which may be online. Any group assessments taking place in studios will be run safely within government guidance.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place (e.g. software suites, studios and workshop spaces) will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance. If you are carrying out work off-campus then this will go ahead in line with government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running certain software, details of which will be provided by your programme team as part of your Welcome Pack. For programmes that require it, we will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life.  

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at ksavage@lincoln.ac.uk.

Dr Karen Savage

Head of the School of Film and Media

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Analysing Moving Image Texts 2022-23FTV1004MLevel 42022-23This module offers an opportunity to study and apply a wide range of methods of textual analysis to film and television texts. Through group discussion and seminar exercises students can develop a fluency in these analytical methods. This is underpinned by a range of complementary subjects which act as an introduction to the critical approaches taken in year two of the programme.CoreEuropean Cinemas in Context 2022-23FTV1006MLevel 42022-23Film and TV History 2 is a survey of European film movements in context. It charts, analyses and reassesses the significance and novelty of, and the role of TV in the emergence of the various European new waves from Italian Neorealism through the French New Wave to the British New Wave and Free Cinema and New German Cinema.CoreFilm Practice 2022-23FTV1003MLevel 42022-23This module gives an introduction to writing and storytelling for screen based media production. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own creative writing techniques informed by critical concepts. Creative exercises and independent application culminate in the production of a short film script followed through to its realisation.CoreFilm Theory 2022-23FTV1010MLevel 42022-23This module provides an introduction to television studies and focuses on historic and current modes of address, distribution and reception forms and the social function of the medium. The module supports students in developing the skills to critically read television texts through a range of contexts including the economic, cultural and regulatory. An understanding of the historical development of the medium in Western contexts will enable students to critically locate televisions place in the present and future media landscape.CoreIntroduction to Film History 2022-23FTV1005MLevel 42022-23For more than a century, film has been understood variously as a technology, an art form, an industry, a means of communicating ideas, and as source of popular entertainment. In this module, students can consider the many ways in which films have been made and experienced, and have the opportunity to learn about different approaches to studying the history of film, looking at case studies from Hollywood, Europe, and beyond.CoreTelevision Theory 2022-23FTV1009MLevel 42022-23This module provides an introduction to television studies and focuses on historic and current modes of address, distribution and reception forms and the social function of the medium. The module supports students in developing the skills to critically read television texts through a range of contexts including the economic, cultural and regulatory. An understanding of the historical development of the medium in Western contexts will enable students to critically locate televisions place in the present and future media landscape.CoreTV Studio Practice 2022-23FTV1002MLevel 42022-23This module aims to introduce practical techniques, using multi-camera studio methods. Basic production organisation, script and planning methods are developed alongside critical and analytical understanding of television as a medium.CoreAnalysing Film and Television as Industries 1 2023-24FTV2021MLevel 52023-24Students will have the opportunity to examine the political, commercial and cultural determinants behind the history, current organisation, and potential futures of the UK audiovisual production environment, including how it relates to the US and Europe.CoreScreening Gender: stars, genre and audiences 2023-24FTV2019MLevel 52023-24This module is concerned with the cultural construction of womanhood, the 'female' and notions of femininity: the economic and cultural value of the female film star to Hollywood, the development of female film genres or the feminization of certain genres, how debates about female identity inform models of spectatorship, with respect to both psychoanalysis and ethnography.CoreAdvanced Craft Skills - Screenwriting 2 2023-24FIL2015MLevel 52023-24This module is an advanced level module in the practical screenplay craft, building on skills acquired in Advanced Craft Skills - Screenwriting. Students will explore the conventions of the feature film screenplay, developing story and scenes for a feature script of their own.OptionalAdvanced Craft Skills - Screenwriting 2023-24FIL2006MLevel 52023-24This module is an advanced level module in the practical screenplay craft. Students will produce and pitch finished short screenplays and begin to explore the conventions of the feature film screenplay.OptionalAuditory Culture 2023-24AUP2005MLevel 52023-24This module sets out to explore some of the ways in which we make, sense, and transform ourselves and our worlds through our sonic and auditory cultures. We will focus on a number of important phenomena in our consideration of sonic practices, ways of hearing and contemporary scholarship on the auditory dimensions of media. Designed to engage both Media Studies and Sound and Music Production students in their respective fields, we will move from discussions of sound in relation to the affective capacities of the body through discussion of audition in relation to space and place (focused through the concept of the soundscape). We will consider discussions of sound and technology and explore concepts and phenomena of noise and silence in sonic and musical experience. This module encourages collaborative research in the spirit of Student as Producer, the organizing principle of teaching and learning in the university.OptionalBritish Television Drama 2023-24FTV2024MLevel 52023-24OptionalChildrens Film and Television 2023-24FTV2275MLevel 52023-24This module investigates and analyses the debates about and developments in childrens film and television, largely in the UK but drawing on the USA, for elements of comparison informed by politics, ideology and economics.OptionalDocumentary Now 2023-24FTV2034MLevel 52023-24This module explores the history and theory of the documentary film. It will introduce students to media texts (films, video, broadcast television and digital platforms) that claim, in distinction to the cinema of fiction, to capture and re-present unmediated to one degree or another-- reality. Students on this module will be asked to consider, via close text analysis and an understanding of moving image history, the problematics of making such a claim. This will involve students investigating the nature of the documentary image that is: the relationship of the signifier to the thing signified. It will require them to determine the ethical implications of documentarys claim on the real for the filmmaker, the persons filmed and the spectators. It will engage them in debates about documentarys impact in the social sphere. The module will be organised around a series of case studies. Students will gain an understanding of media texts that have had a significant impact on society, knowledge of history and theory of documentary, and skills in close text reading and historical reception studies.OptionalEast Asian Cinemas 2023-24FTV2025MLevel 52023-24A guide to specific films and accompanying theoretical concepts. Key films provide a platform for debating the political, institutional and cultural context of individual cinemas and regions in an increasingly globalised industry where audiences and producers are exposed to a variety of film styles. Critical engagement and debate are encouraged within the broader structure of World Cinema, alongside cultural and globalisation studies.OptionalEnglish for Academic Purposes (media) 2023-24FTV2032MLevel 52023-24This module aims to support students understanding and use of English language in the context of the media, and thereby enhance their ability to meet the demands of academic study at the University of Lincoln.OptionalFilm and Television Study Period Abroad (Erasmus) 2023-24FTV2028MLevel 52023-24The Klagenfurt Erasmus Exchange Programme is an optional module of study for the award of the BA Film & Television degree. As part of the three-year course, some students may study for the duration of Term 1 of Level 2 at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. The target modules of study include areas of practical and theoretical studies comparable with those of Level 2 study for the Film & Television award at Lincoln. During the term abroad, Lincoln students will be based in the Institute of Media and Communication Studies and will share classes and modules of study with peers from Austria and other European countries. Not only will students be living and socialising in another culture, providing opportunities to study their respective countries, they will also have an opportunity to engage, free-of-charge, in an intensive German-language module for three weeks before term begins (although academic and practice teaching and learning will be in the medium of English for Lincoln exchange students, except in rare instances when a student may be fluent in German).OptionalFilm and Television Study Period Abroad (USA) 2023-24FTV2029MLevel 52023-24The Minnesota State University Moorhead USA Exchange Programme is an optional module for the award of the BA Film and Television Degree. As part of the three-year course, some students may study for the duration of Term 1 of level 2 at Minnesota State University Moorhead USA. The target units of study include areas of practical and theoretical studies comparable with those of Level 2 study for the Film and Television Award at Lincoln. During the semester abroad, students will share classes and units of study with local students. Not only will students be living and socialising in another 'culture' providing opportunities to study their respective countries, they may also have an opportunity to examine USA media industry practice through optional Internships for exchange students. The Moorhead-Fargo twin cities also offer practical opportunities for students to engage with USA production companies including, Fox, ABC and Prairie Public TV (PBS), all of whom have local bases.OptionalFilm Production Project 2023-24TBC03Level 52023-24OptionalFilm, Television and Creative Vision 2023-24MED2039MLevel 52023-24OptionalGenre and Film 2023-24FTV2027MLevel 52023-24OptionalGlobalisation and Contemporary Culture 2023-24MED2036MLevel 52023-24OptionalHollywood Musical 2023-24FTV2274MLevel 52023-24This module will investigate the Hollywood musical as one of Hollywoods most popular and important film genres, from its beginnings in the early sound era to the integrated musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, from critically acclaimed box office successes such as West Side Story (1961) and cultural phenomena such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Dirty Dancing (1987) to more recent musicals such as Moulin Rouge! (2001), Dreamgirls (2006), La La Land (2016), and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018). A close study of a number of significant films and associated scholarly literature will support discussion of structural, stylistic and thematic issues. Stardom and the function of the star performance will be considered and ethnicity, race, sexuality, class and gender as constructed through the musical will be analysed.OptionalHorror in Popular Culture 2023-24MED2062MLevel 52023-24The module aims to introduce you to a range of conceptual and theoretical approaches to the study of horror in popular culture. It explores the history of the genre and selected subgenres as well as contemporary manifestations, both supernatural, and realist horror. The module looks at the horror genre in terms of various social, cultural and national contexts. Students can study psychoanalytical approaches to these fictions as well as approaches such as affect theory which attempt to go beyond psychoanalysis. Through lectures, screenings and discussions, students are encouraged to apply these approaches to the analysis of selected media texts and subgenres.OptionalInnovations in Television Studio Practice 2023-24MED2279MLevel 52023-24This module will introduce students to advanced studio practice, by providing a dynamic and creative environment for students to explore the innovative capacity of the studio space, whilst also drawing on key critical and theoretical concepts that help to expand their understanding and appreciation of what makes such innovative studio production tick. The module aims to challenge convention and find new ways of storytelling within the creative laboratory of the television studio.OptionalMedia and War 2023-24MED2057MLevel 52023-24OptionalMedia, Controversy and Moral Panic 2023-24HST2069MLevel 52023-24This module explores the history of media controversy and moral panic during the twentieth century. It is designed to introduce students to media texts (especially films and television programmes) that have sparked debate and extreme differences of opinion among audiences in Britain and America. Students will be expected to engage with a range of films, television programmes and primary source material, which may include newspapers and television news broadcasts from the Media Archive of Central England (MACE).OptionalPisek Erasmus Shell Placement Module 2023-24FTV2030MLevel 52023-24OptionalPublic Service Broadcasting 2023-24MED2032MLevel 52023-24OptionalRealism in Narrative Fiction 2023-24MED2033MLevel 52023-24This module aims to develop an understanding of the complex problem of realism in film and media studies as it relates to fictional narrative forms. Students will have the opportunity to engage with academic debates around realist texts and examine these in relation to historical, contemporary and potential examples.OptionalRepresenting Difference 2023-24MED2037MLevel 52023-24OptionalTelevision and Screen Entertainment 2023-24MED2056MLevel 52023-24Through a critical examination of contemporary factual television and online culture, this module aims to show that this can be understood as having been dramatically reconfigured in recent years by socio-political and commercial pressures and their associated entertainment values and changing discourses of selfhood.OptionalTransformations in Television Consumption 2023-24TBC02Level 52023-24OptionalVisualizing the 21st Century 2023-24MDS2001MLevel 52023-24In the 21st century we no longer believe that a single unified world can be visualized from a privileged position. Any sense of distance from the world has collapsed. We are conscious of living in a time of continual change and transformation as opposed to a state of equilibrium. After all, the early 21st century has been marked by rising urbanism, the movements of people, the crisis of global warming, the dominance of ever more complex logistical networks, the emergence of new cultures of speed, experiments with new modes of warfare, etc. This is a confusing situation simultaneously liberating, exciting, anarchic and dangerous. We are traversed and overwhelmed by these affective forces. This innovative module, in which students collaborate to produce film essays, presents an opportunity to reassess aesthetic theories and practices our modes of visualizing - in order to confront the conditions of the present.OptionalMedia Independent Study 2024-25MED3006MLevel 62024-25A 10,000-word dissertation is the culmination of the student's undergraduate investigation into the structures and debates surrounding cultural production and takes the form of an extended essay. Regular support and supervision ensures that the chosen subject facilitates involvement with issues relevant to contemporary media practice.CoreAdaptation: Generic Transformation 2024-25MCM3069MLevel 62024-25OptionalArt Cinemas 2024-25FTV3020MLevel 62024-25OptionalBio-Media 2024-25MDS3007MLevel 62024-25This module provides an opportunity to explore the entanglements of human bodies with media devices and processes. With and through media technologies, we transform the body and our understanding of bodily life. Today, this has become so obvious that the distinction between ourselves, machines and other species has been rendered problematic. Some insist on the need to defend the body against the encroachment of media and cybernetic systems. But perhaps the body has always already been mediated? Seizing upon this problematic, theorists, artists and media practitioners have converged upon a preoccupation with speculation upon the present and future condition of the mediatized human body.OptionalExploitation Cinema 2024-25FTV3009MLevel 62024-25Examines the cultural significance of so-called exploitation films, which can reveal (and revel in) themes, images and narratives suppressed from the mainstream, dealing with lurid, scandalous subjects in a seemingly excessive, gratuitous manner. Some theorists argue that perceived excess is a foundation for developing new critical methods, providing a fascinating alternative to approaches more comfortably contained within classical systems.OptionalFilm and Society 2024-25FTV3015MLevel 62024-25OptionalFilm and Television Under Pressure 2024-25FTV3007MLevel 62024-25OptionalFilm/TV Production Project 2024-25FTV3002MLevel 62024-25One advanced concept-led project or project portfolio using technologies centred upon Single Camera, Multi Camera or Scriptwriting; an opportunity to produce practical work to an advanced level of creativity and to undertake interdisciplinary production with students on other School courses as appropriate.OptionalHeroes and Villains in Film 2024-25FTV3017MLevel 62024-25OptionalHollywood cinema in the 1980s 2024-25FTV3019MLevel 62024-25Cinema is an integral part of our culture and tells us about society; like any cultural product, cinema does not exist in a vacuum. It communicates ideas, value systems and cultural beliefs, desires, dreams, anxieties, fears and needs of a given society at a given time, and it does so through different constructions of gender, sexualities, whiteness, ethnicity, race, age, social class and cultures. Taking into account a broad range of films and genres (from rom-com, drama and erotic thriller, to animation, musical, neo-noir, action and sci-fi), as well as a variety of theoretical approaches from (but not limited to) feminist film theory, philosophy, post-feminism, psychoanalysis, stardom and cultural studies; and combining textual analysis with background reading, this module will examine and critically evaluate a range of Hollywood films produced and released in the 1980s addressing the relations between their textual form and their cultural context.OptionalIdentity in the Animated Film 2024-25FTV3021MLevel 62024-25Animation is a malleable form: it can portray bodies in blurred motion and extraordinary feats, frame by frame. Animation is limitless and all pervasive, transcending genres, distorting genders and having the power to dissect stereotypes. Gender can be constructed and deconstructed, narratives can transcend the confines that might limit live action cinema. The idea of animation as a genre of film continues to be contested, it demands its own medium and a plethora of genres within that medium. With its ability to inform and revolutionise, animation is ever-evolving and can educate, but also perpetuate inequalities of power through its depictions of difference, disability and the stigmas attached to such representations. Animation bends and contorts, it ventures far beyond the confines of childrens entertainment into the realms of horror, documentary, pornography, etc. It gives us astonishing insights into identity through its figuration, configuration and reconfiguration of the body, otherness, erasure, power and punishment. This module will introduce students to theories of identity, difference, diaspora, the body and the disabled self and apply these to key animation texts and directors, through a series of lectures and seminars. Learners will debate concepts, characters and ideas about difference throughout this module, using identity theories as markers of understanding, and produce an essay that is enriched by what they have discovered.OptionalJournalists on the Screen 2024-25JOU3015MLevel 62024-25The purpose of this module is to examine and critically compare the different representations of journalists to be found in film and assess the relation between these portrayals and continuing moral and political issues faced by the profession. The module expects students to study movies in which journalists are portrayed as leading characters.OptionalLiterature, Film and Gender 2024-25ENL3005MLevel 62024-25OptionalMACE Internship - 24 weeks 2024-25FTV3022MLevel 62024-25The course provides an opportunity for up to two students to undertake a work placement in MACE. The placement not only gives the student invaluable working experience but will concentrate on an agreed piece of practical archive work through which to develop a deeper critical awareness of the role and impact of a moving image archive. The culmination of the placement will be a written critical assessment of the placement and of the specific project undertaken.OptionalMACE Internship 2024-25FTV3018MLevel 62024-25OptionalMad Pictures 2024-25FTV3288MLevel 62024-25Moving images have explored madness, the real, nightmares and fantasy since the beginning of cinema. Mad scientists from Caligari and Rotwang through Dr Gogol to Rick Sanchez have wreaked havoc, reconfigured the human body, opened portals into new dimensions and ushered in devastating social change. Films have told stories of men driving women into insanity in pursuit of power, fame and glory. Bodies that have challenged arbitrary norms or misfit with normative spatial arrangements have been represented as psychotic killers, extra-terrestrial monsters and subhuman beasts. This module explores representations of madness in cinema to explore attitudes to mental health via a mix of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks in a variety of national cinema settings and in a range of genres and registers, from classical Hollywood horror through European auteur cinema to digitally distributed transnational quality long form drama.OptionalMedia Archaeologies 2024-25MDS3009MLevel 62024-25When studying contemporary media, the rapid pace of technological change can pose a problem for those of us hoping to find some clarity or surety within a dense and often overwhelming media landscape. To study the media of today effectively, therefore, we must also look to the media of the past. In this module, we will accordingly unearth various examples of forgotten, neglected, or underappreciated pre-twentieth century media, discovering how concepts, problems, and debates that still define the discourse surrounding media design and usage today have their origins in much older technological systems, whilst simultaneously challenging the assumptions that have underpinned traditional histories of media.OptionalPopular Fiction Across Media 2024-25MCM3001MLevel 62024-25OptionalQueer Film and Television 2024-25FTV3287MLevel 62024-25Portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives on screen are under increasing scrutiny from audiences, activists and media scholars. But, for much of the history of film and television, non-normative sexual and gender identities have been marginalised or hidden. This module examines the history of queer representations in screen culture from the era of silent films to the present day. Students will have the opportunity to work with examples from a range of national contexts, including (but not limited to) Britain and America, as well as engaging with influential scholarship in queer theory and the history of gender and sexuality.OptionalRepresenting the Unrepresentable 2024-25FTV3010MLevel 62024-25OptionalScience Fiction in Film and Television 2024-25FTV3005MLevel 62024-25This module analyses the range and diversity of a genre encompassing many highly popular texts. Metaphor and allegory are explored to understand how science fiction has been appreciated and has developed from cult to mainstream acceptance and popularity. Innovation and cross-fertilisation of generic forms are also be considered.OptionalTelevision Crime Drama 2024-25FTV3013MLevel 62024-25OptionalThe New Hollywood 1967 - 1983: from The Graduate to Star Wars and beyond... 2024-25FTV3012MLevel 62024-25This module surveys and assesses a period that represents a break with a range of ideological, aesthetic and commercial traditions together with a process of retrenchment and recuperation. Post-classical Hollywood saw both films and the industry experience ideological and socio-cultural upheaval, demonstrated through cinematic modes of representation, industrial re-structuring and artistic transformations.Optional

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Analysing Moving Image Texts 2021-22FTV1004MLevel 42021-22This module offers an opportunity to study and apply a wide range of methods of textual analysis to film and television texts. Through group discussion and seminar exercises students can develop a fluency in these analytical methods. This is underpinned by a range of complementary subjects which act as an introduction to the critical approaches taken in year two of the programme.CoreEuropean Cinemas in Context 2021-22FTV1006MLevel 42021-22This module is a survey of European film movements in context. It charts, analyses and reassesses the significance and novelty of, and the role of TV in the emergence of the various European new waves from Italian Neorealism through the French New Wave to the British New Wave and Free Cinema and New German Cinema.CoreFilm Practice 2021-22FTV1003MLevel 42021-22This module gives an introduction to writing and storytelling for screen based media production. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own creative writing techniques informed by critical concepts. Creative exercises and independent application culminate in the production of a short film script followed through to its realisation.CoreFilm Theory 2021-22FTV1010MLevel 42021-22This module provides an introduction to television studies and focuses on historic and current modes of address, distribution and reception forms and the social function of the medium. The module supports students in developing the skills to critically read television texts through a range of contexts including the economic, cultural and regulatory. An understanding of the historical development of the medium in Western contexts will enable students to critically locate televisions place in the present and future media landscape.CoreIntroduction to Film History 2021-22FTV1005MLevel 42021-22For more than a century, film has been understood variously as a technology, an art form, an industry, a means of communicating ideas, and as source of popular entertainment. In this module, students can consider the many ways in which films have been made and experienced, and have the opportunity to learn about different approaches to studying the history of film, looking at case studies from Hollywood, Europe, and beyond.CoreTelevision Theory 2021-22FTV1009MLevel 42021-22This module provides an introduction to television studies and focuses on historic and current modes of address, distribution and reception forms and the social function of the medium. The module supports students in developing the skills to critically read television texts through a range of contexts including the economic, cultural and regulatory. An understanding of the historical development of the medium in Western contexts will enable students to critically locate televisions place in the present and future media landscape.CoreTV Studio Practice 2021-22FTV1002MLevel 42021-22This module aims to introduce practical techniques, using multi-camera studio methods. Basic production organisation, script and planning methods are developed alongside critical and analytical understanding of television as a medium.CoreAnalysing Film and Television as Industries 1 2022-23FTV2021MLevel 52022-23Students will have the opportunity to examine the political, commercial and cultural determinants behind the history, current organisation, and potential futures of the UK audiovisual production environment, including how it relates to the US and Europe.CoreScreening Gender: stars, genre and audiences 2022-23FTV2019MLevel 52022-23This module is concerned with the cultural construction of womanhood, the 'female' and notions of femininity: the economic and cultural value of the female film star to Hollywood, the development of female film genres or the feminization of certain genres, how debates about female identity inform models of spectatorship, with respect to both psychoanalysis and ethnography.CoreAdvanced Craft Skills - Screenwriting 2 2022-23FIL2015MLevel 52022-23This module is an advanced level module in the practical screenplay craft, building on skills acquired in Advanced Craft Skills - Screenwriting. Students will explore the conventions of the feature film screenplay, developing story and scenes for a feature script of their own.OptionalAdvanced Craft Skills - Screenwriting 2022-23FIL2006MLevel 52022-23This module is an advanced level module in the practical screenplay craft. Students will produce and pitch finished short screenplays and begin to explore the conventions of the feature film screenplay.OptionalAuditory Culture 2022-23AUP2005MLevel 52022-23This module sets out to explore some of the ways in which we make, sense, and transform ourselves and our worlds through our sonic and auditory cultures. We will focus on a number of important phenomena in our consideration of sonic practices, ways of hearing and contemporary scholarship on the auditory dimensions of media. Designed to engage both Media Studies and Sound and Music Production students in their respective fields, we will move from discussions of sound in relation to the affective capacities of the body through discussion of audition in relation to space and place (focused through the concept of the soundscape). We will consider discussions of sound and technology and explore concepts and phenomena of noise and silence in sonic and musical experience. This module encourages collaborative research in the spirit of Student as Producer, the organizing principle of teaching and learning in the university.OptionalBritish Television Drama 2022-23FTV2024MLevel 52022-23OptionalChildrens Film and Television 2022-23FTV2275MLevel 52022-23This module investigates and analyses the debates about and developments in childrens film and television, largely in the UK but drawing on the USA, for elements of comparison informed by politics, ideology and economics.OptionalDocumentary Now 2022-23FTV2034MLevel 52022-23This module explores the history and theory of the documentary film. It will introduce students to media texts (films, video, broadcast television and digital platforms) that claim, in distinction to the cinema of fiction, to capture and re-present unmediated to one degree or another-- reality. Students on this module will be asked to consider, via close text analysis and an understanding of moving image history, the problematics of making such a claim. This will involve students investigating the nature of the documentary image that is: the relationship of the signifier to the thing signified. It will require them to determine the ethical implications of documentarys claim on the real for the filmmaker, the persons filmed and the spectators. It will engage them in debates about documentarys impact in the social sphere. The module will be organised around a series of case studies. Students will gain an understanding of media texts that have had a significant impact on society, knowledge of history and theory of documentary, and skills in close text reading and historical reception studies.OptionalEast Asian Cinemas 2022-23FTV2025MLevel 52022-23A guide to specific films and accompanying theoretical concepts. Key films provide a platform for debating the political, institutional and cultural context of individual cinemas and regions in an increasingly globalised industry where audiences and producers are exposed to a variety of film styles. Critical engagement and debate are encouraged within the broader structure of World Cinema, alongside cultural and globalisation studies.OptionalEnglish for Academic Purposes (media) 2022-23FTV2032MLevel 52022-23This module aims to support students understanding and use of English language in the context of the media, and thereby enhance their ability to meet the demands of academic study at the University of Lincoln.OptionalFilm and Television Study Period Abroad (Erasmus) 2022-23FTV2028MLevel 52022-23OptionalFilm and Television Study Period Abroad (USA) 2022-23FTV2029MLevel 52022-23The Minnesota State University Moorhead USA Exchange Programme is an optional module for the award of the BA Film and Television Degree. As part of the three-year course, some students may study for the duration of Term 1 of level 2 at Minnesota State University Moorhead USA. The target units of study include areas of practical and theoretical studies comparable with those of Level 2 study for the Film and Television Award at Lincoln. During the semester abroad, students will share classes and units of study with local students. Not only will students be living and socialising in another 'culture' providing opportunities to study their respective countries, they may also have an opportunity to examine USA media industry practice through optional Internships for exchange students. The Moorhead-Fargo twin cities also offer practical opportunities for students to engage with USA production companies including, Fox, ABC and Prairie Public TV (PBS), all of whom have local bases.OptionalFilm Production Project 2022-23TBC03Level 52022-23OptionalFilm, Television and Creative Vision 2022-23MED2039MLevel 52022-23OptionalGenre and Film 2022-23FTV2027MLevel 52022-23OptionalGlobalisation and Contemporary Culture 2022-23MED2036MLevel 52022-23OptionalHollywood Musical 2022-23FTV2274MLevel 52022-23This module will investigate the Hollywood musical as one of Hollywoods most popular and important film genres, from its beginnings in the early sound era to the integrated musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, from critically acclaimed box office successes such as West Side Story (1961) and cultural phenomena such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Dirty Dancing (1987) to more recent musicals such as Moulin Rouge! (2001), Dreamgirls (2006), La La Land (2016), and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018). A close study of a number of significant films and associated scholarly literature will support discussion of structural, stylistic and thematic issues. Stardom and the function of the star performance will be considered and ethnicity, race, sexuality, class and gender as constructed through the musical will be analysed.OptionalHorror in Popular Culture 2022-23MED2062MLevel 52022-23The module aims to introduce you to a range of conceptual and theoretical approaches to the study of horror in popular culture. It explores the history of the genre and selected subgenres as well as contemporary manifestations, both supernatural, and realist horror. The module looks at the horror genre in terms of various social, cultural and national contexts. Students can study psychoanalytical approaches to these fictions as well as approaches such as affect theory which attempt to go beyond psychoanalysis. Through lectures, screenings and discussions, students are encouraged to apply these approaches to the analysis of selected media texts and subgenres.OptionalInnovations in Television Studio Practice 2022-23MED2279MLevel 52022-23This module will introduce students to advanced studio practice, by providing a dynamic and creative environment for students to explore the innovative capacity of the studio space, whilst also drawing on key critical and theoretical concepts that help to expand their understanding and appreciation of what makes such innovative studio production tick. The module aims to challenge convention and find new ways of storytelling within the creative laboratory of the television studio.OptionalMedia and War 2022-23MED2057MLevel 52022-23OptionalMedia, Controversy and Moral Panic 2022-23HST2069MLevel 52022-23OptionalPisek Erasmus Shell Placement Module 2022-23FTV2030MLevel 52022-23OptionalPublic Service Broadcasting 2022-23MED2032MLevel 52022-23OptionalRealism in Narrative Fiction 2022-23MED2033MLevel 52022-23This module aims to develop an understanding of the complex problem of realism in film and media studies as it relates to fictional narrative forms. Students will have the opportunity to engage with academic debates around realist texts and examine these in relation to historical, contemporary and potential examples.OptionalRepresenting Difference 2022-23MED2037MLevel 52022-23OptionalTelevision and Screen Entertainment 2022-23MED2056MLevel 52022-23Through a critical examination of contemporary factual television and online culture, this module aims to show that this can be understood as having been dramatically reconfigured in recent years by socio-political and commercial pressures and their associated entertainment values and changing discourses of selfhood.OptionalTransformations in Television Consumption 2022-23TBC02Level 52022-23It has been suggested that the advent of the internet has changed the ways in which audiences consume television and the media industry as a whole (Jenner 2018:2). The rise of streaming services, globalised distribution systems, and digital content creation platforms has changed the mediums structures and identities, breaking the broadcast model, challenging televisions national boundaries, and blurring boundaries between audiences and creators. Although todays moment of transformation is striking, throughout its history, television has repeatedly been marked by change. Prior to internet distribution, television consumption was not exclusively determined by broadcast networks. Before Netflix, viewers exerted control over their TV schedules with their VCRs; before YouTube, citizens made their own TV shows via Public Access Cable. This module interrogates the contours of television consumption in the contemporary moment, while also attending to continuities with the past. How have new technologies and industries have changed what television is and how we watch it? What does the future hold? Have new technologies allowed for more diverse programming? Or have they merely reaffirmed old limitations? Has the audience really changed? This module will allow students to explore this topic as well as critically evaluating their own consumption habits and how they have changed over time.OptionalVisualizing the 21st Century 2022-23MDS2001MLevel 52022-23In the 21st century we no longer believe that a single unified world can be visualized from a privileged position. Any sense of distance from the world has collapsed. We are conscious of living in a time of continual change and transformation as opposed to a state of equilibrium. After all, the early 21st century has been marked by rising urbanism, the movements of people, the crisis of global warming, the dominance of ever more complex logistical networks, the emergence of new cultures of speed, experiments with new modes of warfare, etc. This is a confusing situation simultaneously liberating, exciting, anarchic and dangerous. We are traversed and overwhelmed by these affective forces. This innovative module, in which students collaborate to produce film essays, presents an opportunity to reassess aesthetic theories and practices our modes of visualizing - in order to confront the conditions of the present.OptionalMedia Independent Study 2023-24MED3006MLevel 62023-24A 10,000-word dissertation is the culmination of the student's undergraduate investigation into the structures and debates surrounding cultural production and takes the form of an extended essay. Regular support and supervision ensures that the chosen subject facilitates involvement with issues relevant to contemporary media practice.CoreAdaptation: Generic Transformation 2023-24MCM3069MLevel 62023-24OptionalArt Cinemas 2023-24FTV3020MLevel 62023-24OptionalBio-Media 2023-24MDS3007MLevel 62023-24This module provides an opportunity to explore the entanglements of human bodies with media devices and processes. With and through media technologies, we transform the body and our understanding of bodily life. Today, this has become so obvious that the distinction between ourselves, machines and other species has been rendered problematic. Some insist on the need to defend the body against the encroachment of media and cybernetic systems. But perhaps the body has always already been mediated? Seizing upon this problematic, theorists, artists and media practitioners have converged upon a preoccupation with speculation upon the present and future condition of the mediatized human body.OptionalExploitation Cinema 2023-24FTV3009MLevel 62023-24Examines the cultural significance of so-called exploitation films, which can reveal (and revel in) themes, images and narratives suppressed from the mainstream, dealing with lurid, scandalous subjects in a seemingly excessive, gratuitous manner. Some theorists argue that perceived excess is a foundation for developing new critical methods, providing a fascinating alternative to approaches more comfortably contained within classical systems.OptionalFilm and Society 2023-24FTV3015MLevel 62023-24OptionalFilm and Television Under Pressure 2023-24FTV3007MLevel 62023-24OptionalFilm/TV Production Project 2023-24FTV3002MLevel 62023-24One advanced concept-led project or project portfolio using technologies centred upon Single Camera, Multi Camera or Scriptwriting; an opportunity to produce practical work to an advanced level of creativity and to undertake interdisciplinary production with students on other School courses as appropriate.OptionalHeroes and Villains in Film 2023-24FTV3017MLevel 62023-24OptionalHollywood cinema in the 1980s 2023-24FTV3019MLevel 62023-24Cinema is an integral part of our culture and tells us about society; like any cultural product, cinema does not exist in a vacuum. It communicates ideas, value systems and cultural beliefs, desires, dreams, anxieties, fears and needs of a given society at a given time, and it does so through different constructions of gender, sexualities, whiteness, ethnicity, race, age, social class and cultures. Taking into account a broad range of films and genres (from rom-com, drama and erotic thriller, to animation, musical, neo-noir, action and sci-fi), as well as a variety of theoretical approaches from (but not limited to) feminist film theory, philosophy, post-feminism, psychoanalysis, stardom and cultural studies; and combining textual analysis with background reading, this module will examine and critically evaluate a range of Hollywood films produced and released in the 1980s addressing the relations between their textual form and their cultural context.OptionalIdentity in the Animated Film 2023-24FTV3021MLevel 62023-24Animation is a malleable form: it can portray bodies in blurred motion and extraordinary feats, frame by frame. Animation is limitless and all pervasive, transcending genres, distorting genders and having the power to dissect stereotypes. Gender can be constructed and deconstructed, narratives can transcend the confines that might limit live action cinema. The idea of animation as a genre of film continues to be contested, it demands its own medium and a plethora of genres within that medium. With its ability to inform and revolutionise, animation is ever-evolving and can educate, but also perpetuate inequalities of power through its depictions of difference, disability and the stigmas attached to such representations. Animation bends and contorts, it ventures far beyond the confines of childrens entertainment into the realms of horror, documentary, pornography, etc. It gives us astonishing insights into identity through its figuration, configuration and reconfiguration of the body, otherness, erasure, power and punishment. This module will introduce students to theories of identity, difference, diaspora, the body and the disabled self and apply these to key animation texts and directors, through a series of lectures and seminars. Learners will debate concepts, characters and ideas about difference throughout this module, using identity theories as markers of understanding, and produce an essay that is enriched by what they have discovered.OptionalJournalists on the Screen 2023-24JOU3015MLevel 62023-24The purpose of this module is to examine and critically compare the different representations of journalists to be found in film and assess the relation between these portrayals and continuing moral and political issues faced by the profession. The module expects students to study movies in which journalists are portrayed as leading characters.OptionalLiterature, Film and Gender 2023-24ENL3005MLevel 62023-24OptionalMACE Internship - 24 weeks 2023-24FTV3022MLevel 62023-24The course provides an opportunity for up to two students to undertake a work placement in MACE. The placement not only gives the student invaluable working experience but will concentrate on an agreed piece of practical archive work through which to develop a deeper critical awareness of the role and impact of a moving image archive. The culmination of the placement will be a written critical assessment of the placement and of the specific project undertaken.OptionalMACE Internship 2023-24FTV3018MLevel 62023-24OptionalMad Pictures 2023-24FTV3288MLevel 62023-24Moving images have explored madness, the real, nightmares and fantasy since the beginning of cinema. Mad scientists from Caligari and Rotwang through Dr Gogol to Rick Sanchez have wreaked havoc, reconfigured the human body, opened portals into new dimensions and ushered in devastating social change. Films have told stories of men driving women into insanity in pursuit of power, fame and glory. Bodies that have challenged arbitrary norms or misfit with normative spatial arrangements have been represented as psychotic killers, extra-terrestrial monsters and subhuman beasts. This module explores representations of madness in cinema to explore attitudes to mental health via a mix of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks in a variety of national cinema settings and in a range of genres and registers, from classical Hollywood horror through European auteur cinema to digitally distributed transnational quality long form drama.OptionalMedia Archaeologies 2023-24MDS3009MLevel 62023-24When studying contemporary media, the rapid pace of technological change can pose a problem for those of us hoping to find some clarity or surety within a dense and often overwhelming media landscape. To study the media of today effectively, therefore, we must also look to the media of the past. In this module, we will accordingly unearth various examples of forgotten, neglected, or underappreciated pre-twentieth century media, discovering how concepts, problems, and debates that still define the discourse surrounding media design and usage today have their origins in much older technological systems, whilst simultaneously challenging the assumptions that have underpinned traditional histories of media.OptionalPopular Fiction Across Media 2023-24MCM3001MLevel 62023-24OptionalQueer Film and Television 2023-24FTV3287MLevel 62023-24Portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives on screen are under increasing scrutiny from audiences, activists and media scholars. But, for much of the history of film and television, non-normative sexual and gender identities have been marginalised or hidden. This module examines the history of queer representations in screen culture from the era of silent films to the present day. Students will have the opportunity to work with examples from a range of national contexts, including (but not limited to) Britain and America, as well as engaging with influential scholarship in queer theory and the history of gender and sexuality.OptionalRepresenting the Unrepresentable 2023-24FTV3010MLevel 62023-24OptionalScience Fiction in Film and Television 2023-24FTV3005MLevel 62023-24This module analyses the range and diversity of a genre encompassing many highly popular texts. Metaphor and allegory are explored to understand how science fiction has been appreciated and has developed from cult to mainstream acceptance and popularity. Innovation and cross-fertilisation of generic forms are also be considered.OptionalTelevision Crime Drama 2023-24FTV3013MLevel 62023-24OptionalThe New Hollywood 1967 - 1983: from The Graduate to Star Wars and beyond... 2023-24FTV3012MLevel 62023-24This module surveys and assesses a period that represents a break with a range of ideological, aesthetic and commercial traditions together with a process of retrenchment and recuperation. Post-classical Hollywood saw both films and the industry experience ideological and socio-cultural upheaval, demonstrated through cinematic modes of representation, industrial re-structuring and artistic transformations.Optional

How you are assessed

Varied modes of assessment are used on this programme, including critical essays, presentations, and viewing logs. Practical work is assessed by experienced media industry professionals. There are no formal examinations on the course.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Varied modes of assessment are used on this programme, including critical essays, presentations, and viewing logs. Practical work is assessed by experienced media industry professionals. There are no formal examinations on the course.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Project costs can vary depending on the nature of the practical work chosen by the student. Students are asked to consider costs when proposing a project.

Study Abroad Outside of Europe

Exchange students applying to study outside of Europe do not pay tuition fees at their host university. Participants will usually be responsible for all other costs themselves, including travel, accommodation, visas, insurance, vaccinations, and administrative fees at the host institution.

Students going on exchange keep their entitlement to UK sources of funding such as student loans and should apply to their awarding body in the normal way, indicating that they will be studying abroad.

If your time away is a mandatory part of your degree programme, you may be entitled to extra funding. You should ask your funding body about this.

You may also be able to apply to your LEA or the SAAS for further funding to assist with travel expenses - contact them to enquire.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

There are no mandatory additional activities, which will incur a cost on this course. Project costs can vary depending on the nature of the practical work chosen by the student. Students are asked to consider costs when proposing a project. There are funds currently available within the School to students at all levels to provide support with such projects.

Study Abroad Outside of Europe

Exchange students applying to study outside of Europe do not pay tuition fees at their host university. Participants will usually be responsible for all other costs themselves, including travel, accommodation, visas, insurance, vaccinations, and administrative fees at the host institution.

Students going on exchange keep their entitlement to UK sources of funding such as student loans and should apply to their awarding body in the normal way, indicating that they will be studying abroad.

If your time away is a mandatory part of your degree programme, you may be entitled to extra funding. You should ask your funding body about this.

You may also be able to apply to your LEA or the SAAS for further funding to assist with travel expenses - contact them to enquire.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Specialist Facilities

Students in the Lincoln School of Film and Media are based in the University’s Alfred Tennyson Building, giving them access to industry-standard production facilities. These include television studios, video editing suites, a writers’ room, and a 20-seat 4K screening room.

Students on the course benefit from a cinema-style viewing environment with a high resolution 4k projector in the Stephen Langton Building. They currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software via our media and design labs. They can access the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), a specialist regional public film archive based on campus. View our facilities. 

Work Placements

The Lincoln School of Film and Media runs exchange programmes with partner institutions in the USA, Canada, and Europe. These give students the opportunity to experience and learn about other cultures. Those who choose to do this are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Research-active Staff

This degree is taught by a vibrant community of Film and Television Studies academics of established and emerging international recognition affiliated with one or more of the School's research groups. These include Dr Gabor Gergely whose research interests include eastern European cinema; Dr Clare Watson, Director of the Media Archive for Central England; Diane Charlesworth whose specialisms include Children’s Film and TV; Ewen Glass, a practising scriptwriter; and Jack Shelbourn who has expertise in cinematography.

Film and media academics conduct internationally recognised research in a variety of topics, including star studies, exploitation cinema, national cinemas and heritage film. The School hosts the Entangled Media and the Extra Sonic Practices research groups and the pioneering Collaboration Laboratory Research Network Co_LAB, which brings together people from different fields, disciplines and contexts to develop new approaches to collaborative teaching and learning through the use of networked digital tools and the transferral of knowledge, skills and pedagogies.

Industry Links

Many academic staff in the School are current media practitioners who are engaged with professional bodies, such as the Royal Television Society; the British Society of Cinematographers; and the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies; ensuring that course content is informed by the latest industry developments.

Students on this course also have the opportunity to hear from visiting guest speakers from many parts of the Film and TV industries. 

"The course offers a variety of specialised theory modules, while providing unique opportunities through the on-campus archive, MACE. It is a film studies course like few others."

Luke Compton, BA (Hons) Film and Television Studies graduate.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates may go on to employment in exhibition and curation, media journalism, marketing and PR, media management, and a variety of production-related roles in film, TV, and the creative industries. They may also go into teaching or academic careers via postgraduate study.

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