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BA (Hons) Film

Combine craft, creativity and critical analysis as you develop the skills required for producing and analysing film and discover the conventions, myths and tales that make cinema one of the most enduring of all media.

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      UCAS Code: P301
      Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time, 6 Years Part-Time
      Start Dates: September 2022, September 2023
      Subjects: Film, Media and Television
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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      Global in its significance, film is one of the most ubiquitous media forms in our culture. It continues to offer us representations of fictional and nonfictional worlds, reflecting upon and contributing to our cultural heritage. This degree will immerse you in the integrated practice, critical analysis and associated disciplines of film. Employing production and research skills, you will discover how to work with and challenge existing forms and conventions and learn how to create film with a critical eye. You will foster filmmaking skills to make your voice heard while becoming a self-aware, innovative storyteller with a deeper understanding of the medium of film.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      Craft and creativity, technique and industry, and critical analysis are at the heart of this degree. Each year incorporates these themes but with a different emphasis as you progress through the programme.

      Year 1 introduces you to the essential skills required for the study and production of film. Skills in idea generation, camerawork, lighting, editing, sound and storytelling will be covered alongside gaining the language and expertise needed to examine, interpret and write about films.

      Year 2 develops and broadens your understanding of film and enables you to produce a short documentary. You will have the option to examine the nature of the industry, develop professional practices, undertake a work placement, apply critical analysis and hone your research skills.

      Year 3 enables you to undertake practical filmmaking projects. In addition, you will write a dissertation or research project on a topic of your choice, supported by a supervisor. There will also be an increased focus on your future employability.

      How will I study?

      Teaching and learning takes place through workshops, lectures, seminars and screenings. Your learning will be supported by a personal tutor, individual or group tutorials and an experienced team of specialist technicians.

      You may have the exciting opportunity to help bring Liverpool’s Sound City music festival to life. As part of an innovative partnership, Film and Television students at Edge Hill University are invited to film and edit footage of performances to create high quality videos of bands which are used by Liverpool Sound City to promote the festival worldwide.

      How will I be assessed?

      Assessment is varied, ranging from practical projects, traditional essays, case studies, presentations, and a dissertation.

      There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this degree.

      Who will be teaching me?

      You will be taught by a dedicated team of enthusiastic lecturers and tutors, with interests and experience in a broad range of media theories and practice, who are actively publishing their own work.


      Film students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17million building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for the Department of Creative Arts.

      Key features include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, photographic studio, radio studio and multimedia laboratory. Our innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Dedicated support in the use of all creative media facilities is available through our Media Development Team.

      Learning Resources

      Creative Edge boasts high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels that can be operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Asset Management system (Editshare) which ensures a seamless tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work. There is a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. You can expect to use industry standard equipment such as vision mixers, sound mixing consoles, a chroma key infinity wall, and fully populated motorised lighting rigs. Media editing booths are also available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) and After Effects.


      Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

      Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


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      Year 1

      Compulsory modules:

      MED1454Film Making and Analysis: The Sequel (20 credits)

      Film Making and Analysis: The Sequel develops your ability to work collaboratively using professional practices involved in managing a production from pre to post-production. You will work as part of a creative team to produce a film which engages with the contextual considerations of film language. Utilising specific stylistic and aesthetic choices in your filmmaking, you will work under supervision within defined guidelines and start to take responsibility for the quality of your output. A key feature of this module is the synthesis of practice and theory to develop you into a critically engaged, creative filmmaker with vision and imagination.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

      MED1456I, Filmmaker (20 credits)

      I, Filmmaker offers a creative and reflective space for you to explore means of self-expression in the medium of film. The module recognises that film has a central role in visual cultures in claiming and understanding identity. British cinema culture has historically celebrated personal filmmaking and creativity with movements such as the Free Cinema group claiming that ‘no film can be too personal’. It is important for you to recognise the impact of your own identity on your filmmaking and to acquire a broad knowledge of the concept of the personal filmmaker and the auteur. The module will help you to develop a perspective on your own ‘life journey’ and reflect on your identity in a range of contexts. The traits of personal filmmaking will be explored across a range of critical case studies, with the opportunity to workshop various means of developing your cinematic voice, before planning and producing your own short film. The aim is to guide you in becoming an imaginative, self-aware filmmaker who is confident in expressing themselves through film.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MED1453Introduction to Film Making and Analysis (20 credits)

      Introduction to Film Making and Analysis introduces you to the fundamental technical, creative, practical and critical concepts involved in film production and analysis. The overarching theme of this module is the integration of practice and analysis in the creative processes of filmmaking. You will formulate a critical awareness of the language of film, learn to recognise and explore the implications of specific stylistic and aesthetic choices in your filmmaking, and develop an integrated approach to the creative application of camerawork, lighting, editing and sound. In addition, you will discover the need to think critically about production practices in the context of your portfolio.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      MED1455Storytelling on Screen (20 credits)

      Storytelling on Screen recognises that sharing a story is one of the most universal and important elements of human communication. It is how we make sense of the world, predating written language by thousands of years. Stories and narrative are the fundamental way in which individuals, societies and industries function and how they represent their realities and fantasies. The power of narrative to persuade and influence on a mass level, and mould identity on an individual level, should not be underestimated. Representation through narrative is power. Politicians, commerce and the media industry know this well. Stories greatly impact on how we look at life. The module will introduce you to the origins of story creation and examine how stories function as one of the underpinning elements of all media production, connecting creators to an audience. The module will also develop the creative processes in relation to storytelling and provide practical engagement with the challenges of story production. You will be introduced to the orthodox conventions of storytelling on screen, consider this in the current context of multiplatform production, and gain practical experience in exploring, researching, creating and developing stories for the screen in response to tutor-directed briefs.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MED1445Working in Creative Industries (20 credits)

      Working in Creative Industries introduces you to the various sub-sectors of the constantly changing and evolving media and creative industries. The module will develop your knowledge and understanding of economic and policy concepts as well as issues within the context of the media and creative industries. The aim is to develop your understanding of contemporary media settings, from industrial to political, scholarly and practical. You will examine the television, film, animation, music, print, performing arts and online digital industries while also developing research skills.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following optional modules:

      MED1446Global Popular Culture (20 credits)

      Global Popular Culture introduces you to a range of popular culture products and processes and encourages you to reflect on the relationship between national and global consumption and reception. As such, the module will examine elements of pop-culture from a variety of nations and facilitate discussions of culture, popular culture and global and national markets and trends. You will be encouraged to explore areas around convergence, the diversity of experience and the reception of popular culture.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MED1447Photography (20 credits)

      Photography covers the basics in digital camera use and post-production, semiotic and photography theory. As practical knowledge of camera equipment and composition are required to fully exploit the creative possibilities of visual media, this module is designed to develop your camera skills, technical competence, and understanding of composition and photography. It concentrates on the principles of stills photography and develops your understanding of the photographic image that will be fundamental in developing knowledge and understanding for all visual communication. You will learn how to use digital photographic cameras and consider composition, framing, colour and post-production. The module also outlines how to ‘read’ photographs and use theoretical models (semiotics) to underpin your understanding. All work will be undertaken using digital technology and basic training in the use of cameras and Adobe Photoshop will be provided. No previous experience is required, and all equipment will be provided by the University.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You have the option to learn a language and study Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied in Year 1 instead of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC1010Language 1 (20 credits)

      TLC1010 Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated element of your degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Year 2

      Compulsory modules:

      MED2341Documentary (20 credits)

      Documentary offers you the opportunity to research, develop and produce a short documentary film that could be considered for submission to a festival or other platform. The module equips you with technical and creative film making skills, as well as providing experience in problem solving, analysis, evaluation and the application of skills outside the classroom, while working collaboratively on a production. The module will develop your awareness of budget constraints, ethics, logistics and legalities, while considering the notion of truth in documentaries and the importance of representation and voice. Practice will be informed by a critical awareness of the history and context of documentary storytelling. Working from a tutor-directed brief, designed to give opportunities for creative autonomy and expression that engage the real world in documentary story-telling methods, you will experiment with techniques and attend workshops that focus on the development of creative practices and processes. You will also be encouraged to consider the limits of your knowledge and how this can impact upon a production.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MED2340Researching Film (20 credits)

      Researching Film equips you with the requisite research skills, both theoretical and applied, to produce practical work that conflates both theory and practice. The module will combine sessions on film theory and practice over twelve weeks and assess both components by means of a podcast and treatment for a short film. Film theory sessions will focus on film analysis and may include approaches such as auteur theory, genre analysis, star discourse, narrative, cinematography and editing. Applied sessions, which focus on film practice, can be expected to cover topics such as narrative, art direction, cinematography, sound design, interviewing, funding (and how to source it), networking, film festivals, distribution, marketing and graphic design.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      You will select four of the following optional modules:

      MED2346Animation on Screen (20 credits)

      Animation on Screen provides a critical and historical approach to the various forms of animation. Being a popular mainstream form in a variety of media including television, film and game, animation provides a rich field for study. Furthermore, the subject of animation exists within a unique environment which draws upon elements of fine art, graphics, illustration, film, and TV production. With a history to rival live action cinema, animated forms have been at the centre of critical debates around their use, from political propaganda to the relationship with art, to the everyday and the real. A range of critical approaches will be evaluated in the light of animation being a form that shares so much with live action cinema, yet formally proclaims its dissimilarity to it. Encompassing movements such as mainstream, political and avant-garde styles, while encouraging a critical appreciation of diverse animations from around the globe, the module will enable you to recognise and evaluate the nature of animation’s unique potential for communication and artistic expression.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

      MED2344Cinema at the Edge (20 credits)

      Cinema at the Edge introduces you to films that are often ‘at the edge’ aesthetically, politically and conceptually. They are often marginalised in academic film discourse because of their modes of production or content, perceptions of quality, and their manner of consumption which is often outside mainstream exhibition. The module introduces you to a range of films which push technical and aesthetic boundaries, challenge industry practice, and which disrupt established taste hierarchies. You will explore theoretical frameworks and concepts such as experimental, avant-garde, cult, trash and exploitation. The aim is to interrogate the oppositional relationship that exists between such cinema and mainstream filmmaking, investigate the contexts of production, circulation and reception, while analysing the challenges such films pose to ideas of morality, taste and propriety, hegemonic institutions and established conventions of filmmaking.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED2345Directing Film (20 credits)

      Directing Film addresses the processes and practices associated with the role of the film director. While strongly contested, it is often the role of director that is perceived as being the creative force of a film. This module examines directorial processes and practices associated with short and feature film making, as well as relevant theoretical debates, that have situated the director as auteur. You will find your directorial voice and develop your understanding of visual language and how that relates to your own practice. You will take part in practical workshops and engage with relevant theoretical debates and a selection of case studies. Examining the development of style, craft and directorial voice, you will locate your own practice within a critical context, produce a digital portfolio that showcases your identity as a director, and direct a short monologue to demonstrate how your directorial identity translates to the screen.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MED2329Fan Cultures and Subcultures (20 credits)

      Fan Cultures and Subcultures requires you to critically evaluate the development of a variety of media audiences into actively engaged consumers and, potentially, producers of content of their own. The module will focus on the rapid growth in the development of fan culture in recent years and situate fan cultures within the context of wider audience behaviour. You will analyse the history of subcultural modes of active fandom, dating back to the cultural revolution of the rock and roll age, Hollywood cinema and the development of television in the aftermath of World War II. You will also be encouraged to engage with research methods appropriate to the study of media audiences and subcultural communities, including quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, ethnography or focus groups as means of developing primary data.

      Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

      MED2342Fantastic Visions and Where to Find Them (20 credits)

      Fantastic Visions and Where to Find Them spans a wide range of texts and genres, from feature films and television, to games, comics, graphic novels, novels and internet content, as it engages you with fantasy film and media. As a broad category, fantasy and the fantastic incorporates horror, science fiction, the Gothic, the supernatural, surrealism, fairy tales, myths, legends, magical realms and musicals. It can facilitate discussions relating to socio-political contexts, allegory, ideology, industrial contexts, franchises, adaptation, aesthetics, gender, identification and representation. This module draws upon a broad range of critical and contextual approaches, including psychoanalytic and cultural theories of the uncanny, monstrosity, the body, estrangement and enchantment, and enables you to interrogate the design, function and impact of fantastic film and media.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED2349Festivals (20 credits)

      Festivals introduces you to the theoretical and practical aspects of festival conception, curation and exhibition within creative arts. A broad approach will be taken to examine the creative sector with the potential for you to specialise in film or television, if you wish. Covering the development of exhibitions and the practicalities of curating creative arts programmes and festivals, this innovative module enables a critical and applied exploration of this lively sector. It draws on the expertise of visiting professionals, such as curators, festival programmers and archivists, in addition to the rigorous scholarship of film academics, to provide you with the opportunity to engage with partners outside of the classroom environment and undertake case studies.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED2347Genre Film (20 credits)

      Genre Film will develop your knowledge and experience of the technical, creative, organisational and practical demands involved in genre film production. Films are frequently categorised by their genre – for example, the repertory of attributes that differentiate a comedy or a road movie from a horror film or a Bollywood musical. Most of the films produced by the world’s film industries fall within these recognisable popular genres, which are enjoyed both for the repetition of the familiar, but also for the novel changes to recognised formulae. Filmmaking in the UK has nurtured some specific domestic genres, including the ‘Hammer Horror’ and ‘Carry On’ films, and stamped its own impression on existing genres, for example the crime and gangster genre or the social problem film. Of relevance also is the way that independent filmmakers have challenged or actively transformed genre categories to give voices to ideas frequently denied expression. The overarching theme of this module is the development of the creative processes in relation to genre. You will be introduced to the conventions of the genre film and experiment with techniques. The relationships between technical, creative and aesthetic choices will be considered in relation to the real-world issues of market practices.

      Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

      MED2350Production Management (20 credits)

      Production Management immerses you in the role of a production assistant and coordinator to develop your production management skills in television production. The module will enable you to work on pre-production and production to manage a studio shoot. You will gain experience of the different stages of planning, pre-production and taking the shoot, while also receiving an insight into the associated contractual, financial and regulatory requirements. You will develop the interpersonal skills needed to effectively communicate with the range of personnel involved in the process.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED2360Production Placement (20 credits)

      Production Placement develops essential employability skills through preparation for, and the completion of, a collaborative working practice with a third party from either the creative industries, the arts, the charitable or voluntary sectors. You will gain enhanced awareness of graduate employment opportunities, receive insight into effective career planning and preparation activities, and be able to explore a creative specialism in depth while furthering your understanding of personal development, self-promotion and reflection. The module will culminate with your contribution to the production of a media asset, or evidenced set of tasks, and ensure your awareness of the media jobs market is up-to-date

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      If you studied a Language module in Year 1, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC2000Language 2 (20 credits)

      TLC2000 Language 2 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC1010 Language 1. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Year 3

      Compulsory modules:

      MED3284Filmmaking Project 1: Pre-Production (20 credits)

      Filmmaking Project 1: Pre-Production provides a technical framework for you to apply to your film making, both within university and the professional sector. The module develops your understanding of the pre-production filmmaking process, equipping you with knowledge of the professional practices of production planning. It also enables you to plan ways to conceptualise complex critical or theoretical material through the audio-visual medium of film. You will have the opportunity to investigate important production considerations and to understand the procedures involved in the production of pre-production documentation. The aim is to synthesise your knowledge and skills as you prepare a moving image product. You will work on individual thesis outlines, then devise a fictional narrative that explores this conceptual area in a group project.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED3285Filmmaking Project 2: Production (20 credits)

      Filmmaking Project 2: Production enables you to work independently to produce a film at a professional level. You will gain experience of producing digital and HD film within the confines of a limited budget, working with a larger production team and within a restricted timescale. The independent film genre provides you with the experience of working within industry standards. As with the independent film sector, you will be encouraged to think independently, be resourceful and work flexibly as part of a team. The independent film project you undertake may take the form of an individual piece of work, or a group film, which may form the basis of a showreel for potential employers. You will be expected to make creative decisions on both a practical and intellectual level. The film will be a meaningful synthesis of knowledge and skills, communicating a topic from your degree through a fictional narrative.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      MED3299Dissertation/Research Project (40 credits)

      Dissertation/Research Project offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth personal research project, under supervision, and explore a range of relevant research methodologies and presentational formats. You will gain a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject area and be expected to shape that knowledge to produce a final submission that demonstrates your ability to locate the material within the wider contexts of your discipline. The project will require the consideration and discussion of methodological and/or epistemological issues, as well as a reflection on the ethical implications of research. The dissertation will allow you to work independently, with a supervisor, to explore areas of contemporary academic interest, consider issues of current or historical industry practice, and critically analyse case studies or products within specific cultural and social contexts.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED3283Presentation and Dissemination: Building and Distributing Your Industry Profile (20 credits)

      Presentation and Dissemination: Building and Distributing Your Industry Profile requires you to use creative material that you have developed, collected and produced to formulate an industry-related profile for presentation and employment purposes. The module will be underpinned by professional practice in relation to the promotional techniques and strategies deployed by professionals and freelancers in the creative industries. Guidance will be provided on producing an industry-specific CV, creating an online presence, and developing a range of media assets for marketing and branding purposes. The creation of a showreel and ripomatic will encourage you to think about your own career progression and pursue specialist interests, while developing an online portfolio will help you to identify and reflect on your own achievements and potential as you shape your personal profile and career strategy. You will be provided with models of good practice in relation to completing online portfolios, CVs and additional media content, while gaining an up-to-date insight into the creative jobs market.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select one of the following optional modules:

      MED3286Cinema and Identity (20 credits)

      Cinema and Identity explores typical representations of race, gender and sexuality in American and European screen productions, providing you with the skills and knowledge to investigate the politics of representation and to identify white, patriarchal, heterosexist ideologies in much mainstream film in the western world. Critical thinking in screen studies has been profoundly influenced by new approaches to racial representation, feminism and gender theory from the 1970s onwards, revealing both dominant and oppositional constructions of race, gender and sexuality. This module introduces certain aspects of feminist, black, gender, gay, lesbian and queer theory that have informed contemporary screen studies. You will investigate the politics of representation in these areas in relation to identity, consider groundbreaking productions in which conventions have been subverted, and examine case studies of key influential practitioners who have challenged mainstream representation and its consumers. The module owns a distinct political agenda, expecting you to become critically responsive to forms of prejudice and oppression in a range of screen contexts.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED3287World Film (20 credits)

      World Film examines global cinema(s) beyond Hollywood, from significant national and regional cinemas, diasporic and ‘minor’ cinemas, as well as associated filmmakers and film practitioners who have either helped to establish a national cinema or played an influential role in the industry globally. The 20th century established the economic and stylistic dominance of mainstream cinema produced in North America, popularly known as Hollywood cinema. This module introduces you to films produced outside of the dominant Hollywood/US media industries, encouraging a broader knowledge of global cinema, significant national cinemas and cinematic cultures. The module also explores the industrial and political contexts, as well as the institutional players, that affect the production and circulation of films produced around the world, outside of Hollywood. You will examine a range of key texts within their cultural, social, political and historical contexts, learning about significant developments and influences, both within and across cinema cultures.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

      If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of the optional module choice above.

      TLC3000Language 3 (20 credits)

      TLC3000 Language 3 further enhances your language skills in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish and introduces you to a new culture and way of life. It is suitable if you have studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC2000 Language 2. You will develop language skills to a level of proficiency that will enable you to spend time living or working abroad. Classes will be conducted as much as possible in the target language. They will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. 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 timetabling requirements.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

      If you apply to join this degree and do not meet the UCAS Tariff requirements, we may invite you to submit a portfolio of work as evidence of your suitability for the programme.

      Example Offers

      Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

      • A Level: BBC-BBB;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
      • T Level: Overall grade of Merit;
      • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

      Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

      If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

      For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit

      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

      International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      English Language Requirements

      International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

      If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

      Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

      If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

      Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      You will be well placed to progress to a career in the media and creative industries, film and television industry, journalism, project management, advertising, marketing, social media, teaching (further training required) and research. You will also have the option of progressing onto postgraduate study in an associated area.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
      • Studying Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
      • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £9,250 a year. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme on a full-time basis in academic year 2022/23 are £15,000 a year.

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit. This is equivalent to £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

      The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

      For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining this programme in academic year 2022/23, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2022/23 guide for your intended mode of study.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at


      Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

      These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

      To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit


      How to Apply

      If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at Visit to find out more about the application process.

      If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at

      Further information for international students about how to apply is available at

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

      Visit Us

      If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at

      Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at

      Request a Prospectus

      If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at

      Get in Touch

      If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

      International students should visit or email [email protected] with any queries about overseas study.

      Course Changes

      Expand All This tab outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years. Future material changes will be added here as amends are made to course information.

      2nd March 2021 - Update to Example Offers

      Example offers updated to include the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level with an overall grade of Merit.

      11th June 2020 - Change to Entry Requirements

      No specific subjects are now required to join this degree. Previously, Creative Arts subjects were preferred.

      11th June 2020 - Change of Modules

      MED2341 Documentary (20 credits) changes from compulsory to optional in Year 2. Change of module title from MED3240 Research Unit (20 credits) to MED2340 Researching Film (20 credits) in Year 2. MED2343 Cinema and Global Politics (20 credits) and MED2348 Production Design (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2. MED2360 Production Placement (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 2.

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      Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.

      Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, explains how we’re preparing the campus for your arrival in September and the facilities that will be available.

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