Joint Honours degrees are a great way to expand your learning and study 2 academic subjects simultaneously. These subjects complement each other and allow you to cover a broad range of topics. Modules in both areas focus on the interaction and cultural exchange between different forms of communication and cultural expression. By studying the two together you will take this multi perspective approach even further.
In Film Studies we do not consider film in isolation, but also in terms of its relationship with comic books, video games, television, popular culture and the digital landscape. You will also expand your knowledge by studying films from all over the world and from many different genres, styles and periods of film.
In Media you will take a wider view of popular culture, which includes film but also advertising, digital media, television and much more. you will study the history, nature and impact of media across all of these forms. This means investigating power dynamics in the media, and considering how media responds to impacts upon contemporary social and political issues.
There are plenty of opportunities to go beyond what you learn on your modules and add something extra to your degree. This could include:
- Getting involved with the annual Aesthetica Short Film Festival
- Writing, producing or marketing for Neutral, our online magazine
- Working on a placement with one of our partners in the city
- Taking part in field trips, including an international trip in your final year
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.