Media Studies BA (Hons)

Full-time undergraduate (3 years)

Cambridge

September 2017

Overview

This course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of the history of the media, as well as cutting-edge theory. You’ll investigate media institutions, relationships between media, power and economics, social and digital media, alternative media and contemporary television, learn digital publishing and creative coding.

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Careers

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Our previous students have gone on to careers in broadcasting, public relations, film, video or television production, media consultancy, journalism, and advertising, but this course will also prepare you for other professions that require an understanding of the media, such as web design, publishing, and human resources. 

You might enjoy your degree so much that you decide to take a Masters course, like our MA Film and Television Production.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

  • Media, Culture and Society
    This module will give you an overview of approaches to the media, including theories of the media and the broader issues and questions that have traditionally concerned media theorists. You'll be introduced to all aspects of the media, including structures and organisations, production processes, contents, and audiences. You'll critically discuss and evaluate theories of the media, along with the different perspectives, including organisational theories of media production, sociological and psychological approaches to media contents and reception, and the challenges posed by the new media.
  • Theorising Popular Culture
    On this module, you'll examine popular culture as defined, practised and consumed, against and within 'official' or 'high' culture. You'll explore issues of identity, resistance and consumption, focusing on specific case studies, including sub-cultural practices and style. You'll critically explore the relationships between taste, style and ideology through an analysis of various sites and products, such as the shopping mall, popular musical forms, television, dress, eating, and leisure activities. You'll address contemporary icons for what they are able to indicate about forms of resistance, diversity and identity, and consider the social metaphors a cultural group may employ in terms of the spectacular and the public against the more silent and private strategies of consumption involved in, for example, fashioning of the body and identity.
  • Introduction to Radio and Audio Production
    This module will give you a basis for developing a radio portfolio, as well as a grounding for further study in radio up to major project level. You'll consider the relationship between theory and practice in radio production by studying a wide range of radio programmes and discussing the different requirements of commercial radio stations and public broadcasting. With a focus on the teaching and practice of the basic elements of radio production, writing, presentation, journalism and technical expertise in recording and editing your material, the module will introduce you to the various elements that make up any radio programme, and make you aware of the differences between writing for radio and writing for press, film or television. You'll also look at the art of interviewing, researching and scriptwriting, along with the concept of news and current affairs programming. You'll be expected to adapt print journalism for radio, prepare scripts, record and edit a short current affairs dispatch and short radio programme for a named target audience using music, vox pops, interview clips and sound effects as appropriate. You'll also produce a range of individual radio items that are then compiled into a 15 minute magazine programme, the latter involving group work in the selection and editing together of items.
  • Media and Technology
    On this module you'll address the issues of technology and communication, exploring how the introduction of new communication technologies transforms notions of space, place and time. You'll discuss critically a variety of theoretical positions concerned with how we evaluate the role of technology within communication practices. Technologies and associated practices will be situated within their specific historical periods (for example, the role of printing in Reformation Europe and the role of the internet in contemporary culture). You'll also consider the manner in which communication technology affects cognitive processes such as memory, together with how technologies (for example, mobile phones) affect assumptions about the meaning and nature of communicative practices in general.
  • Introduction to Video 1
    Through a series of briefs and exercises that investigate the principles of filmic conventions, this module will introduce you to the language of film and video from the point of view of a practitioner. The projects will encompass the investigation of principles such as: composition and lighting, shot/reverse-shot sequences, matching on action and the rhythmic editing of picture and sound. The aim is not necessarily for you to perfect conventions, rather to experiment and gain an understanding of how they work. No prior technical experience of film and video is required - you'll receive inductions into camera operation, sound recording and editing. Your work will be regularly screened in a critical forum, allowing you to gain invaluable feedback from your peers and tutors.

Year one, optional modules

  • Introduction to Television Studies
    Television as a medium is currently experiencing vast changes and shifts that increasingly force us to understand it as a medium available on multiple screens and in a variety of forms. On this module, you will cover a breadth of approaches to study this medium in transition, including: historical approaches to television; definitions of the medium; television as a technology (with a focus on the ancillary technologies that are included in our ideas of a television - VCR, DVD, Video-on-Demand); the Television industry; textual analysis, including structuralist approaches to narrative structures; television aesthetics and television’s relationship with postmodernism; television genre; audience and reception studies on television; transnational television; and television’s relationship with contemporary politics. You will be assessed through a 500-word summary and critical evaluation of a relevant journal article and a 2,000 word essay at the end of the module, with a focus on your ability to engage critically with television theory and apply your knowledge to specific television or Video-on-Demand programmes.
  • Introduction to Desktop Publishing
    This module will introduce you to the theory and practice of print media. You'll explore the principles of desktop publishing, writing copy, and picture, text and graphics management. Throughout the module, you'll examine methods for generating, researching and writing stories in a variety of different formats, including design principles, headline and lead writing, writing to length, to deadlines, and using appropriate sources. You'll have access to a range of desktop publishing and graphics packages. You'll also be introduced to issues of ethics and copyright and you’ll also cover issues of audience, distribution and reception.

Year two, core modules

  • Digital Media Practice and Creative Computing
    This module will introduce you to practical work in digital media environments, allowing you to apply and expand knowledge gained in the Digital Media Theory module. Through instruction, hands-on tutorials, and self-directed, project- based exploration, you will familiarise yourself with the area of creative computing, which has become of central importance to the contemporary landscape of computational culture. In doing so, you will learn to use a number of digital tools and acquaint yourself with the basics of code-based expression, programming, and algorithmic logic. Introductions to visual programming, object-oriented programming, live coding, physical computing, and interactive storytelling will allow you to learn the important skills, issues, and implications of computational culture. The contexts for your explorations will include video game design, basic robotics, graphical animation, the ‘Internet of things,’ and electronic sound. In the second half of the term, you will choose a digital platform you wish to explore in more detail, and design an individual creative project to be carried out using this platform. This project, which can build one any of the topics explored in the module, should be finished by the end of the term, and will be accompanied by a written discussion of the project’s design and execution process, as well as its critical implications.
  • Television Genre
    The study of television genre has shaped television studies in numerous ways. Most importantly, television genre offers a way to ‘order’ content for viewers and a way for television studies scholars to come to terms with the vast amount of content available on broadcast television or Video-on-Demand. As such, television genre is essential for developing an understanding of the medium. This module will allow you to gain in-depth insights into the complexities and breadth involved in one of the central theoretical approaches to television. You'll be introduced to a variety of ways to conceptualise television genre as well as discussing case studies that position genres within a broader field of cultural, social, political and industrial contexts. Specifically, you will discuss structuralist, ideological and historical approaches to television genre; explore the idea of genre as discourse, genre hybridity and postmodernism, more elusive, audience-led genres such as cult TV; and look more specifically at case studies of genre. These case studies will illustrate the different means by which television genres can be studied. You will attend lectures, with a 1-hour screening slot to look at specific examples of television to analyse, and 1-hour seminars. By viewing specific programmes together, you will engage with known or unknown material critically and apply theories of television. You will be assessed with one 3000-word critical essay in which you will research, define and analyse a television genre of your choice.
  • Teenage Kicks: Youth Culture and Media
    On this module, you'll examine popular culture as defined, practised and consumed, against and within 'official' or 'high' culture. You'll explore issues of identity, resistance and consumption, focusing on specific case studies, including sub-cultural practices and style. You'll critically explore the relationships between taste, style and ideology through an analysis of various sites and products, such as the shopping mall, popular musical forms, television, dress, eating, and leisure activities. You'll address contemporary icons for what they are able to indicate about forms of resistance, diversity and identity, and consider the social metaphors a cultural group may employ in terms of the spectacular and the public against the more silent and private strategies of consumption involved in, for example, fashioning of the body and identity.
  • Digital Media Theory
    Contemporary media culture is primarily a culture of the digital. This module will introduce you to key themes and debates through which you can understand digitality not only as a technical characteristic but a cultural phenomenon. You'll develop an understanding of the characteristics specific to digital media culture, with themes ranging from aesthetics to new forms of knowledge and communication. You'll be introduced to key forms of recent digital media theory debates and will discuss themes including game cultures, social media and human-computer. For your assignment, you'll produce a lecture diary, allowing you to reflect on and summarise themes from lectures. You'll also produce an essay, allowing you to apply theoretical skills to an analysis of a specific theme of digital culture.
  • Media, Identity and Difference
    You’ll focus on the question of identity in late modern culture and societies, interrogating how individual and collective identities come about, gain solidity and transform as a result of cultural, social, historical, (media) technological, and psychic processes. You'll consider how various media are involved in the construction of our identities, considering how identities are outcomes of the symbolic forms, systems of thought, power relations and techniques of the self, disseminated and enabled by the media. You'll be introduced to leading paradigms of thinking in media studies, critical theory, philosophy and the broader field of humanities that are crucially important when investigating identity. For your assessment, you'll submit a 3,000-word critical essay.

Year two, optional modules

  • Web Development and Design
    On this module, you'll explore, experiment with and develop skills in internet technology and web design, applying techniques of interface, navigation and manipulation to creative composition to make small-scale web-based products. Using textual, graphic, moving image and audio material, you’ll create an internet product that serves a specific purpose for an identified client/audience. You'll engage with the computer tools, software packages and terminology required for effective work in this medium and gain a working knowledge both of the strengths and limits of the medium. You'll consider ethical issues, such as pornography and privacy, as well as legal issues such as copyright and libel. Multimedia studio-based sessions will allow you to explore a range of selected internet sites and assess critically the features that contribute to their aesthetic, clarity of purpose, ease of use and mode of address to projected audiences. Your assessment will comprise these practical outcomes along with a reflective commentary and an evaluation of both your process and product.
  • Radio Production
    This practice module will build on the technical, editorial and production skills you develop in Introduction to Radio. Using specialist facilities for audio recording and for on-screen editing, you'll learn to produce the short 'package' format, a staple of the radio 'magazine programme' and a widely used form of the feature genre. You'll learn good practice through a variety of broadcast examples that illustrate suitable subject matter for packages, and develop your critical skills by reviewing these and through class discussion, as well as further developing your skills for writing cues and links. You'll practise presenting skills, and develop your skills in recording, editing and mixing audio material. Your studies will also include a basic study of media law with particular reference to defamation, and a discussion of using 'bad' language on radio programmes. The radio products you'll submit for assessment will include work produced individually and in production groups. You'll also submit a critical commentary and an evaluation of the group product.
  • News and Feature Writing
    This intensive reading and writing module will introduce you to the techniques of print journalism, focusing on news reports and feature articles. The skills required for effective news and feature writing are a key component of writing craft in any genre of fiction or non-fiction. It's a discipline that improves the imaginative work and communicative power of those who practice it. You'll explore the significance of journalistic writing in contemporary life using examples from a range of British tabloid, broadsheet and local publications. You'll practise sourcing news reports, developing feature articles and sub-editing for style and content. In seminar workshops, you'll combine analysis of journalistic techniques with practical writing exercises, covering topics that include: researching and pitching a story; interviewing; puns and rhythm; and economical use of language. Early on, you'll produce a set of briefs that must be approved by the seminar leader, then produce copy for these briefs and, in editorial teams, giving and receiving constructive criticism.
  • Animation
    To study this module you must have already taken the Introduction to Video module. You’ll become more familiar with the discipline of animation, emphasising the creative possibilities of the frame-by-frame manipulation of time. You'll be introduced to a range of conventional and experimental works that will develop your understanding and practice of animation. You'll watch a series of screenings covering a range of key figures and movements in animation, from the geometric abstraction of Hans Richter and Viking Eggeling to the early films of the Disney studio, the camera-less films of Len Lye and Stan Brakhage, the reflexive strategies of Chuck Jones and Robert Breer, and the pioneering work of Lotte Reiniger. You'll take part in a number of practical workshop projects that will develop various skills, from camera-less filmmaking to collage and pixilation, encouraging you to take an idea-driven and experimental approach to the medium. Your final project can be completed individually or in a pair.
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
    To take this module you must already have taken Introduction to Video. You'll explore the nature and practice of documentary filmmaking, addressing the aesthetics of documentary in relation to expository, poetic, observational, performative, and reflexive modes of practice. You'll consider, reflect and implement appropriate responses to the range of issues that might arise in your work, including the ethical, creative, methodological, theoretical, and technical concerns relating to documentary. To rationalise the subject of non-fiction film and video in terms of forms and conventions of documentary language, you'll examine in detail various examples of contemporary, historical, independent, and mainstream documentary.
  • Documentary Film Theory
    This module acts as a co-requisite for the Level 5 practical Video Documentary module for Film Studies students. Students on other courses may choose to take the practical module as a free standing module. The module will introduce you to many of the critical discussions and debates surrounding the historical, technological, aesthetic and socio-political developments of the documentary approach to film and video-making. As well as paying full regard to the key trends and film-makers to have contributed to the history of this important genre, you will consider the renewed public interest in documentary film and its crossover into the mainstream with recent commercial and critical hits such as "When We Were Kings" (Leon Gast 1996) and "Bowling for Columbine" (Michael Moore 2002). You will focus on the nature, specificity and evolution of the documentary form, and its relationship to cinematic realism, and address the historical and theoretical contexts of the study of documentary film, as well as an engaging with topical debates regarding the relationship between reality and representation, documentary ethics, and the role of cross-cultural documentary and ethnographic film. You will also discuss different modes of address in documentary film-making, the role of the documentary film- maker, and the relationship between film-maker and subject(s), and explore current and future modes of distribution and exhibition for the documentary film, including specialist festivals devoted to documentary. Throughout the module there are opportunities for you to critically analyse key film texts. Your assessment will take the form of a 3000-word critical essay.

Year three, core modules

  • Major Project
    The individual Major Project will allow you to undertake a substantial piece of individual research, focused on a topic relevant to your specific course. Your topic will be assessed for suitability to ensure sufficient academic challenge and satisfactory supervision by an academic member of staff. The project will require you to identify/formulate problems and issues, conduct research, evaluate information, process data, and critically appraise and present your findings/creative work. You should arrange and attend regular meetings with your project supervisor, to ensure that your project is closely monitored and steered in the right direction.
  • Law, Culture and Technology
    On this module you will examine legal issues surrounding the creation, use, consumption, and circulation of digital artefacts. Focusing on intellectual property rights, you will consider the legal implications of creative, educational, commercial, and private activities in contemporary British and international contexts of digital culture. The module will provide you with a detailed survey of copyright, trademark and patent law, with special emphasis on how these apply to digital media. You will review the law of contract as it applies to work in the culture industries, as well as investigating further regulatory topics relating to intellectual property issues in telecommunications and broadcasting law from a British as well as an international perspective. The questions you will encounter include: what assistance does the law offer in the protection of information and digital property? Are the restrictions intellectual property law imposes on our ability to copy and reuse fair? Is the Internet – considered as a marketplace, creative realm, and sphere of political speech – a space of freedom and democracy? What are the privacy, property, and security implications of 'living in the cloud'? Your assessment for this module will be a weekly lecture diary (coursework, 30%) and a final essay (coursework, 70%), for which you can choose from a number of topics.
  • Contemporary Television
    You’ll explore a range of different genres, including drama, comedy and 'reality' shows. In screenings and seminars, you'll explore and analyse television programmes not simply as texts but as specific examples around which larger areas of debate and discussion can be explored. You'll also explore the wider context in which these programmes are situated (technology, institution, audience and the changing context of television). You’ll be assessed through a 500-word reception study, in which you'll analyse a cross section of reviews of a television programme, and a 2,500-word critical essay. Possible programmes for discussion include Twin Peaks, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, X Factor, Doctor Who and Girls.

Year three, optional modules

  • Sound and Vision: Music and Media
    On this module you'll explore the role and functioning of a variety of musical forms within contemporary Western culture by focusing on places of consumption (such as clubs and concert halls), modes of reception (such as fandom, aural mnemonics, and identity formation) and modes and sites of production where the focus is on the diverse functioning of the music industry. You'll consider music as a form of communication practice, and the relationship of aurality to vision through an analysis of the use of music in film. You'll consider music within specific cultural and historical movements, including romanticism and nationalism. Throughout, you'll look at issues of ethnocentrism and the constructions and contestations of identity, value and power systems through music. For your assessment, you'll write a critical essay of 3,000 words.
  • Independent Film Practice 1
    This module will allow you to develop your own mode of creative film practice. Whether your projects are informed by considerations associated with drama, documentary, animation or experimental work, you will be expected to show a critical and reflective attitude towards your practice. Early in the module, you'll present your project proposal to tutors and the rest of the group, then, at a later stage, show and discuss your work in progress in the context of individual tutorials and class seminars. To develop your proposed project, you'll undertake preliminary practical projects, conduct research, begin pre-production and openly discuss your ideas, with advanced technical workshops being organised as required. You can work individually or in small groups. After completing the module, you'll attend a screening and a crit, at which every student will show at least one finished piece of work. The film that you show in the crit constitutes the first element of your assessment. You'll also submit a commentary and evaluation, discussing the intentions behind your project and the formative features of your work.
  • Digital Publishing
    This module will provide you with a reflective environment in which to apply techniques of electronic publishing to your own writing, selected from your broader portfolio or created through a commission. You'll need to draw on your learning experiences from other modules and then research and produce a design plan suitable for directing the production of a published document from initial thumbnail sketches through to finished product. Experimenting with appropriate software, you’ll generate, store and transfer information, then move on to copy editing, proofreading and production. You'll consider such questions as house style within the broader context of message and audience and the impact of diverse and developing technology on the reproduction of writing in paper based media. You'll engage critically with a range of case studies. You'll be assessed through your portfolio of work, as well as a commentary on and an evaluation of your process and product.
  • Independent Film Practice 2
    The projects that you'll propose to tackle in this module will draw on the strengths of your work in Independent Film Practice 1, as you develop a particular method of working, or hone a specific approach to practice - whether in the context of drama, documentary, animation or experimental modes. In this respect, you'll also be encouraged to consider the wider context of your work. In the first few weeks of the module you'll take conceptual workshop projects that, through practice, will help you think critically and re-examine concepts associated with the fundamental aesthetics and theoretical concerns of your work. After these initial workshop projects, you'll attend presentations and work-in-progress screenings, with the content of module, for the most part, led by the discussion of issues and concepts that arise in relation to your independent project. The progress of your projects will be addressed in detail throughout the semester in the context of seminars and individual or group tutorials with staff from across the department.
  • Independent Radio Practice
    In this practice module, you'll demonstrate a high level of editorial and technical expertise in radio production as you experiment with, develop and consolidate these skills by planning, writing and producing imaginative work for an appropriate radio market. You'll consider current models of practice in a variety of radio networks/stations, and initiate and carry forward ideas already suitable for or adaptable to radio. You'll also show critical reflection of your own practice by completing a thorough and rigorous commentary and evaluation.
  • Media and Philosophy
    On this module, you'll explore the philosophical implications of the media. You'll engage with the history of philosophy, as it has touched on questions of technology, media, communication and language (itself a form of mediation), as well as the evolution of technology as a product of human agency. Specific issues you'll address include the roles of the philosophy of science in forming our technological imaginary and our conceptions of subjectivity and the relationship between military technology and video gaming. You’ll draw from a wide range of thinkers from both philosophy and contemporary media theory including Spinoza, Heidegger, Baudrillard and Deleuze. You'll explore various media such as film, television and video games in order to generate epistemological and ontological questions regarding the world as representation, cultural artefact, simulacrum or chaotic system. You'll be assessed through a 2,500 word critical essay and a group panel discussion, including a position paper of up to five minutes.
  • Independent Learning Module
    This module will allow you to prepare and submit your own independent learning project on a topic not provided within existing modules, with clearly defined parameters: You should already have a background in a relevant area of study or professional practice You can choose any topic within the subject area that staff can supervise Your work will be facilitated by individual tutorials You'll need to carry out in-depth research for your topic and engage with current critical debates. You'll be assessed by either a 3,000 word essay or a 3,000 word report, depending on the topic chosen.
  • Working in English and Media
    This module, with a focus on work experience, will help prepare you for targeted entry into the world of multimedia, film, television, cinema, radio, video, teaching, publishing, arts administration and related creative and cultural industries. You'll identify, negotiate and carry out a work placement, or produce a commissioned product, in a chosen area, with guidance from the relevant Course Leader and Module Leader, who will provide ongoing consultation, supervision and support in association with the University's Careers Service. You'll develop a portfolio and write a critical essay, both of which you'll submit at the end of the semester. Your portfolio should include: your CV; copies of a range of academic work (including a DVD showreel, where appropriate); evidence of extra-curricular activities; evidence of work experience. Presentation is crucial to your portfolio, and you should make use of all available multi-media when refining your work. This module will form part of your ongoing programme of Personal Development Planning.
  • Philosophies of Language and the Body
    In this module you will focus on language as a symbolic system and practice where meaning is produced and reproduced under specific cultural conditions and is characterised by fragmentation and conflict as much as by cohesion and consensus. You will relate the study of language to issues concerning, for example, identity, cultural power and domination, representation, and real life. You will explore post-structuralist critiques of linguistics, which may include theories of language as a means by which identity is produced through the interconnectedness of language and ideology. In addition, you will encounter the physical body not as ‘natural’ but as a linguistic phenomenon: where the body is a text to be read. Challenging binaries such as mind/body and biological/textual, you will query the role of language in creating bodies and the ways in which the flesh has been historically created through discourse. You will also look at the ways the body has transgressed these discourses. In examining the relationships between language, power and bodies, you will explore the links between language, power, knowledge, ‘truth’ and identity, and extend these links to ecological concerns and the connectedness of the human to the nonhuman and nature. You will learn to question how truth and knowledge are challenged in post-structuralist/ deconstructionist projects, and how this challenge can lead to what is known as posthuman ethics and the ecological revolution: currently known in linguistic philosophy as ‘ecosophy’. You will be expected to give short presentations in class, based on your preparatory reading. Your assessment will consist of a 2500 word essay, requiring you to make connections between different ideas explored in the module, and a supporting task.
  • Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video
    On this module, you'll take an historical approach to the various movements and themes associated with avant-garde film and experimental video. You'll consider these in aesthetic and socio-political contexts, but you’ll also study the work of a number of key film and video-makers in close detail. Throughout the module, you'll consider and reflect upon the history of experimental film and video and its association with other artistic forms, as well as its rebellious relationship with the mainstream. In addition, you'll examine the movement of the avant-garde film between cinema and modern art, while still focusing on it as an independent form of art practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse.

Optional modules available all years

  • Anglia Language Programme
    The Anglia Language Programme allows you to study a foreign language as part of your course. You'll take one language module in the second semester of your first year in order to experience the learning of a new language. You must select a language you've never learnt before from the following: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Assessment

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For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.

You’ll show your progress in a number of ways, all of which reflect the range of skills demanded by employers. Your written assignments might include case studies, critical essays, screenwriting, journals and log books, evaluation reports, film reviews and analyses. You’ll demonstrate your presentation skills, and create portfolios of work. We also use a range of 'hands-on' assessment methods including internet, print and video production and commissions.

Where you'll study

Your department and faculty

The Department of English and Media is a community of more than 800 students, exploring subjects that further their understanding of culture and communication in the global age, from film studies to applied linguistics. We focus on skills and knowledge valued by employers, and provide our students with valuable industry insight through our links with creative partners.

Our students take part in many activities to help prepare them for the future, like work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by internationally acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences. They even have the chance to get writing advice from our Royal Literary Fund Fellow.

We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.

Where can I study?

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Study abroad

You can apply to spend one semester in years 2 or 3 studying at Marshall University in West Virginia, USA; Roskilde University in Denmark; or Università Roma Tre in Italy.

Work placements

You’ll build relationships with media-related organisations through work placements, internships and other volunteering opportunities. Our previous students have undertaken placements with companies and organisations such as C4B Media, Local Secrets, Anthill Networks, Cubiqdesign, the River Group, Zi-FM, CSV Media Clubhouse, and Cam FM.

These placements could form part of your assessed work, and in many cases have led directly to employment.

Specialist facilities

We’ll give you access to the kind of equipment you can expect to work with in the professional media industry. This includes film and television studios, HD cameras and 16mm film cameras, Final Cut Pro editing suites, Steenbecks for 16mm editing, animation rostrum cameras, multimedia studios, screening theatres and radio suites.

Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£9,000

International students, 2016/17 (per year)

£11,000

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)

£9,250

International students, 2017/18 (per year)

£11,700

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How do I pay my fees?

Tuition fee loan

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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.

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If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.

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You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.

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Funding for UK & EU students

We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.

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We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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