Film and Media BA Honours (P303)

Newcastle University
In Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Newcastle upon tyne
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Newcastle upon tyne
  • Start:
    Different dates available

If you're interested in developing the practical skills and academic knowledge to produce documentary film, this innovative degree is for you.



Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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Starts Different dates available
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Communication Training
Cultural Studies
Skills and Training

Course programme

Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1 Compulsory modules
  • MCH1025 Introduction to Research Methods
  • MCH1035 Starting out in Film-making
  • MCH1037 Introduction to Multi-Media Technologies for Film and Journalism
  • MCH1038 Introduction to Documentary: From Documentation to Non-fiction Film
Optional modules

You take at least one of the modules listed below:

  • MCH1026 Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies
  • SML1021 Introduction to International Film
  • SML1022 Introduction to Cultural Studies (not available if COM1026 chosen)

You may also select one of the following list to take your credits up to 120:

  • MCH1030 Introduction to Journalism Practice
  • MCH1036 Journalism: Pasts, Present and Future
Stage 2 Compulsory modules
  • MCH2082 Making a Short Documentary
  • MCH2075 Representations: Identity, Culture and Society
  • MCH2069 Research Methods
  • MCH2086 Analysing Documentary Practices
Optional modules

You select two modules from the list below:

  • MCH3067 Television Studies*
  • MCH3063 Advertising and Consumption*
  • MCH2071 Sex, Sexuality and Desire*
  • MCH2080 Celebrity Culture*
  • MCH2034 Introduction to Public Relations
  • MCH2060 Multimedia Journalism I
  • MCH2068 Journalism Practice
  • FRE2005 Classic French Cinema
  • SML2011 Cities in East Asian Cinema: Culture, History and Identity
  • NCL2007 Career Development for Second Year Students
  • NCL2100 Developing Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability
  • NCL2010 Career Management Module

* Modules offered in alternate years

Stage 3 Compulsory modules
  • MCH3082 Theorising the Creative Documentary
  • MCH3083 Experimental Documentary Practice
  • MCH3084 Film Practice Project
Optional modules

You also take two modules from the following list:

  • MCH3074 Themes and Issues in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies
  • MCH3001 Magazine Publishing
  • MCH3063 Advertising and Consumption
  • MCH3066 Public and Investor Relations in Finance
  • MCH2071 Sex, Sexuality and Desire
  • MCH2080 Celebrity Culture
  • MCH3067 Television Studies
  • MCH3079 Multi-media Journalism II
  • MCH3164 Politics and International Relations for Journalists
  • MCH3077 Politics, Power and Communication
  • MCH3087 Explorations in World Cinema
  • JPN4002 Contemporary Japanese Animation
  • NCL3007 Career Development for Second Year Students
  • NCL3008 Developing Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability
  • BUS3000 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Careers Film and media careers

Media and communication courses focus on the communication of information across a variety of mediums and cover a broad range of subjects from the highly practical to the theoretical.

You will develop a variety of skills that are extremely useful for employment, such as critical analysis, research, teamwork, flexibility, a creative and independent approach to tasks and the ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines. You will be exposed to a broad commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries, both from academic staff and media practitioners.

If your aim is to work directly within the media industry it is important to build up a portfolio of work, gaining as much experience as possible. Examples include contributing to your university paper or other publications, or working for TV production or radio outlets, PR or advertising agencies. Persistence and motivation are vital due to the popularity of this sector.

Careers in public relations, journalism, media planning, broadcasting and advertising are the most popular choices for our graduates, however graduates with the ability to communicate information clearly and effectively will be beneficial to any organisation.

Find out more about the career options for film and media from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

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