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Film & Visual Culture

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Film and Visual Culture at Liverpool Hope is summed up by the term critical and creative practice. Critical practice enables you to study the history, theory and contemporary subject of film, whilst having the opportunity to apply this understanding to creative practice in the fields of screenwriting, filmmaking (drama and documentary), photography and animation. Thus you will graduate with a degree underpinned by academic rigour, but with the transferable skills needed if you intend to work in the creative industries.

Why study this subject at Hope?

  • Film and Visual Culture gives you the unique opportunity to illuminate your academic understanding with creative practice, and to underpin your practical skills with theoretical rigour.
  • You will be taught by academics and practitioners who are leading international specialists in their fields and will be supported by exceptional library and equipment resources.
  • You will study in the country’s leading film city outside London and will have exciting opportunities to work in the creative industries, building your CV and showreel before graduation.

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying this course at Liverpool Hope in our Film and Visual Culture Subject Guide. 

Film & Visual Culture Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specification for this subject is subject to approval.

Curriculum

What you will study

All students will study film history and theory throughout their degree, but from the second year you will have the choice to specialise entirely in theory, or to continue with both theory and practice. Areas of study include: 

  • The history of film from the silents to the present day
  • Film theories, such as genre, stardom and auteur
  • Cinema and society
  • World cinema
  • Filmmaking
  • Photography
  • Animation
  • Screenwriting

 

You may also be interested in:

Creative Writing

Media & Communication

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Film & Visual Culture can be studied as a combined honours degree with the following subjects:

Film & Visual Culture and Art & Design History  UCAS code A778
Film & Visual Culture and Business Management UCAS code B567
Film & Visual Culture and Criminology UCAS code C467
Film & Visual Culture and Dance UCAS code D367
Film & Visual Culture and Drama *2018 entry* UCAS code D267
Film & Visual Culture and Drama & Theatre Studies *2017 entry* UCAS code D267
Film & Visual Culture and English Literature UCAS code F167
Film & Visual Culture and History UCAS code F267
Film & Visual Culture and Law UCAS code F367
Film & Visual Culture and Marketing UCAS code F767
Film & Visual Culture and Politics UCAS code F667
Film & Visual Culture and Popular Music *2018 entry* UCAS code W347
Film & Visual Culture and Psychology UCAS code F567
Film & Visual Culture and Religious Studies *2018 entry* UCAS code F467
Film & Visual Culture and World Religions *2017 entry* UCAS code F467

All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree. 

Employability

The theoretical study of film leads to careers including teaching, film journalism, cinema management, and film and television studio researcher, especially if followed by MA Film, Media and Society. Practitioners will achieve careers as screenwriters, producers and directors, and often establish their own companies. While studying you will have many opportunities to work with local creative industries and to gain university funding to help start up your company.

 

Overview

Film and Visual Culture at Liverpool Hope is summed up by the term critical and creative practice. Critical practice enables you to study the history, theory and contemporary subject of film, whilst having the opportunity to apply this understanding to creative practice in the fields of screenwriting, filmmaking (drama and documentary), photography and animation. Thus you will graduate with a degree underpinned by academic rigour, but with the transferable skills needed if you intend to work in the creative industries.

Why study this subject at Hope?

  • Film and Visual Culture gives you the unique opportunity to illuminate your academic understanding with creative practice, and to underpin your practical skills with theoretical rigour.
  • You will be taught by academics and practitioners who are leading international specialists in their fields and will be supported by exceptional library and equipment resources.
  • You will study in the country’s leading film city outside London and will have exciting opportunities to work in the creative industries, building your CV and showreel before graduation.

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying this course at Liverpool Hope in our Film and Visual Culture Subject Guide. 

Film & Visual Culture Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specification for this subject is subject to approval.

Curriculum

What you will study

All students will study film history and theory throughout their degree, but from the second year you will have the choice to specialise entirely in theory, or to continue with both theory and practice. Areas of study include: 

  • The history of film from the silents to the present day
  • Film theories, such as genre, stardom and auteur
  • Cinema and society
  • World cinema
  • Filmmaking
  • Photography
  • Animation
  • Screenwriting

 

You may also be interested in:

Creative Writing

Media & Communication

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Film & Visual Culture can be studied as a combined honours degree with the following subjects:

Film & Visual Culture and Art & Design History  UCAS code A778
Film & Visual Culture and Business Management UCAS code B567
Film & Visual Culture and Criminology UCAS code C467
Film & Visual Culture and Dance UCAS code D367
Film & Visual Culture and Drama *2018 entry* UCAS code D267
Film & Visual Culture and Drama & Theatre Studies *2017 entry* UCAS code D267
Film & Visual Culture and English Literature UCAS code F167
Film & Visual Culture and History UCAS code F267
Film & Visual Culture and Law UCAS code F367
Film & Visual Culture and Marketing UCAS code F767
Film & Visual Culture and Politics UCAS code F667
Film & Visual Culture and Popular Music *2018 entry* UCAS code W347
Film & Visual Culture and Psychology UCAS code F567
Film & Visual Culture and Religious Studies *2018 entry* UCAS code F467
Film & Visual Culture and World Religions *2017 entry* UCAS code F467

All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree. 

Employability

The theoretical study of film leads to careers including teaching, film journalism, cinema management, and film and television studio researcher, especially if followed by MA Film, Media and Society. Practitioners will achieve careers as screenwriters, producers and directors, and often establish their own companies. While studying you will have many opportunities to work with local creative industries and to gain university funding to help start up your company.

 

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

0151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Media & Communication

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