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Undergraduate study

Media, Journalism and Film 2019/20


Our trophy cabinet The awards we’ve won don’t just make us feel proud. They give you an idea of what the University is like.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award Huddersfield is a TEF gold-rated institution delivering consistently outstanding teaching and learning of the highest quality found in the UK (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017).

Global Teaching Excellence Award We won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award. It recognised the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (HEA, 2017).

University of the Year The Times Higher Education named us as University of the Year in November 2013. They liked our “bold, imaginative and innovative initiatives.”

Queen’s Anniversary Prize The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is a big thing in UK Higher Education. We were delighted to earn one for our role in expanding global boundaries of new music.

A Four Star University QS Stars has given us four stars. That means we are “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both teaching and research with an excellent environment for students and staff.”

Athena Swan We’re serious about gender equality. We want an equal number of men and women on our science and engineering courses, for instance. Our commitment was recognised in 2015 with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Find out more about our awards at hud.ac.uk/about/our-awards

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What’s inside Study with us

4–5 Our courses

Meet us

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Jess Softley’s student journey so far

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Hear from Amir Saeed on how media influences perception

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Welcome to Media, Journalism and Film Media and Creative Industries are among the fastest growing industry sectors in the UK economy. Few foresaw the profound changes to the media, film and journalism sectors that new digital platforms and social media have driven over the past decade. Few anticipate the major development that will impact on media and communication over the next ten years and beyond. Being home to some of the world’s leading researchers on new media technologies and their impact on industries and media users alike, our Department of Media, Journalism and Film offers you an ideal environment to gain the skills and knowledge that will help you succeed and exploit the wide range of career and entrepreneurship

opportunities in an increasingly digital, mediated world: today, tomorrow and throughout your career. During your time with us you will have access to our purpose-built facilities including an HD TV studio, our brand-new news centre, the latest professional software, state-of-the-art video cameras, video editing suites, digital radio studios, plus a wide range of other industrystandard kit. Our strong links with industry and the option to undertake a professional training year make Huddersfield the place to kickstart your career in a digital world. Professor Cornel Sandvoss, Head of Department of Media, Journalism and Film

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Social media, mobile phones and video and audio streaming platforms change the films and shows we watch, how we follow sports, or engage with politics, while transforming media industries themselves. Come and join the revolution and get ahead in the digital world by studying one of our cutting-edge programmes in Media, Journalism or Film!

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I have already learnt so much on my degree – it has opened so many doors for me to explore my aspirations and dreams. Olivia Handley, Film Studies and Drama BA(Hons)

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Check this out! 100% The UK’s only University where all our permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

In a rapidly changing world, only professionals who have a diverse skill set succeed. We offer an innovative mix of the technical, creative and analytical skills that will help you to achieve your career goals in film, television, radio, journalism, PR, creative industries and beyond. Our Media degrees, including Media Studies, offer a mix of media production and analysis, preparing you for the widest range of careers across the industry as you learn how to produce a range of media and understand their users and fans. Creative Media and Production hones your skills in creating media entertainment from screenwriting to podcasting. Journalism programmes in the department enable you to specialise in particular journalistic careers: Sports Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, or Music Journalism develop hands-on skills such as sports commentary, television reporting, or writing for magazines, while you’ll learn everything you need to know about the workings of the industry. If you are a fan of screen entertainment, our Film

Future Focused An innovative mix of the technical, creative and analytical skills.

Studies programme offers everything from studying Hollywood films to creating your own audiovisual works. Our facilities reflect the emphasis of our programmes on the latest digital technologies: digital TV studios, a brand-new news centre with the iNews system, high grade professional video cameras, 60 AVID video editing suites and five digital radio studios. All of our programmes offer you the possibility of a year-long professional placement with external clients such as newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and production companies, building both vital professional skills and networks. Our graduates have gone on to inspiring jobs, working for places like BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV Yorkshire, The Daily Mirror, The Press Association, Capital Radio and Premier League football clubs. *Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in their months after arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

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Graduates employed from this subject

92%* Key information: UCAS code: A143 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Creative Media and Production BA(Hons)

From visionary music videos to radio dramas, animated GIFs and gig poster prints, sitting at the cusp of technology and art contemporary media bristles with creativity and imagination. If you have an artistic vision, Creative Media and Production is the degree for you. You’ll think about all aspects of creative media, from pitching your ideas through to post-production. You’ll work in a wide range of media formats, with an emphasis on contemporary digital production and distribution, developing the technical skills to match your creativity. Alongside practical work, you will study the greatest filmmakers, writers, visual artists, and media producers, helping you to build on the aesthetic and artistic traditions that came before us. You will also have a placement opportunity in which you can learn from those already working in the creative media industries.

During your time with us we will support you in gaining the skills to make film festival worthy content on your phone in your pocket, work on industry standard software, and to manage and operate an audio studio. You’ll develop techniques in scriptwriting, fictional filmmaking, audio design, and learn about the best ways to promote yourself by learning all about the audiences and users that will engage with your work. Supported by internationally renowned professors and researchers, leading media professionals and practitioners, and industry standard facilities, Creative Media and Production will give you the technical and creative skills you need to turn your artistic visions into a reality.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 92% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

90%* Key information: UCAS code: P300 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Media and Popular Culture BA(Hons)

Media and popular culture are at the heart of everyday lives. From classic cult films to Twitch, cosplayers to celebrity culture, our degree will take seriously your passions, and we will give you the skills to thrive in the media and culture industries. You’ll delve deeper into the media and pop culture that you already love while expanding your horizons to a world of new favourites. You’ll be given the tools you need to analyse media and pop culture examples, think critically about the culture industries that produce them, and learn the techniques to study audiences and fans. There will also be the chance to develop your own films, podcasts and radio shows, websites and other media texts, both in the classroom and in industry placement.

Whether you want to be the next big director or YouTuber, hope to promote your own comic convention, or have a desire to tell the world about your latest media obsession, you can tailor your degree to suit your needs. Supported by renowned professors and researchers, leading media professionals and practitioners, and industry standard facilities, our Media and Popular Culture the degree is the right choice for you.

Rachel Holmes graduated from Media and Popular Culture BA(Hons) in 2014 and is now Content Delivery Operator for the BBC at Media City UK in Salford

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

“As well as excellent experience of working within production and complex systems, my degree taught me how to think strategically, developed my problem solving skills and helped shape me as a person. The staff who taught on the course were fantastic from beginning to end. They were highly knowledgeable in their topic areas and showed a huge passion for the topics covered. Overall they were supportive, friendly, encouraging and inspiring.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

Media Studies BA(Hons)

92%* Key information: UCAS code: A144 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Media and communication are the lifeblood of our society, culture and democracy. We get our news from television or Twitter in moments of crisis, we rely on the cinema or video streaming platforms for our entertainment, and we connect to others and construct an image of ourselves on social media. Our degree in Media Studies will help you succeed in building a career working in the media and creative industries and beyond as you will acquire the analytic, creative and technical skills to understand and work in digital media landscape and a fast-changing industry. You will study modules that help you analyse and create media texts and media technologies, that offer you crucial insights into the workings of the media industry and media production, and that help you understand the way technologies shape society and society shapes technology.

The programme examines a range of contemporary phenomena from celebrity to gaming culture, from user participation to social media. You will also create your own news broadcasts, podcasts and radio shows, magazine and newspaper reports, both in the classroom or as part of media industry placements, such as our year-long professional placement year. With its vast range of optional modules you can tailor your degree to match your exact career ambitions. Media Studies graduates are among the most employable graduates today. Supported by Internationally renowned professors conducting cutting-edge research, leading media professionals and practitioners, and our industry standard facilities, you will find an ideal environment to explore your interest in contemporary media and build your future in a digital world.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 92% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this subject

92– 95%* Key information: UCAS code: A135 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Media, Promotional Culture and Advertising BA(Hons)

Advertising and promotion powers the economy and politics, shaping public opinion, channelling audience fantasies and desires. In studying Media, Advertising and Promotional Culture at the University of Huddersfield, you will think about the role of advertising, PR and promotion in society while developing the skills needed to succeed in those industries. You’ll be given the tools to examine media examples, will gain understanding of how media industries are funded, learn techniques in which to conduct audience and market research, and think about the role of public relations in society. You will also be given the technical and creative skills central to the media, advertising and promotional industries, developing a professional

portfolio of your work. You will learn to write advertising copy and press releases, make and distribute promotional videos, and manage social media accounts. To demonstrate these skills, you will also be given industry placements, where you can learn first-hand from professionals and establish industry contacts. Supported by internationally renowned professors and researchers, leading media professionals and practitioners, and industry standard facilities, Media, Advertising and Promotional Culture will give you a critical understanding of the key issues while arming you with an advertising and promotional portfolio to shape the media, advertising and promotional industries in the future.

Kennady Smith graduated from Music Journalism BA(Hons) in 2017 and is now Junior Account Executive at Source Marketing Communications

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 92–95% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

“I worked within the University before graduating in order to increase my experience as a copywriter. I then secured a placement at Source which led to my current permanent position within the company. The modules and placement opportunities on my course gave me a better insight into the PR industry and confirmed this was the industry I wanted to work in.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Broadcast Journalism BA(Hons)

100%* Key information: UCAS code: P501 Duration: 3 years full-time Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications Additional criteria: Applicants will be invited to attend an interview at which you will be expected to demonstrate engagement and interest in journalism.

Our Broadcast Journalism degree builds the skills you need to succeed in a competitive industry: from the hands-on, technical and creative skills in video and audio production to a detailed understanding of broadcast industry. That’s why we have an impressive range of equipment, including TV and radio studios, professional cameras and software and smartphones for mobile recording. We developed the course in close consultation with broadcast professionals to make sure we cover what employers are looking for across TV, radio and online journalism, from writing scripts to directing TV features and presenting your own radio shows. You’ll also learn about a range of broadcasting texts and genres, as well as politics, media law, media users and ethics.

Internationally leading scholars in the study of media user-industry interaction will help you develop a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges of broadcast journalism in a digital age. You’ll be introduced to cutting-edge digital tools, resources and methods that will put you ahead in undertaking research and investigations, including how to manage a modern newsroom. In your final year you also get to write a dissertation based on engagement with part of the media that you find most interesting. You'll have the opportunity to gain first hand industry experience on professional placements, varying in length from three weeks to twelve months. Whether you’re working on a TV channel or a radio station, you’ll get to see how stories are broadcast in a professional context. You will also have the opportunity to train in full digital journalism days, when you’ll be asked to produce news content to real-world deadlines across TV, radio and online.

Carys-Fleur Wilkes graduated from Broadcast Journalism BA(Hons) in 2016 and is now trainee Newsreader & Reporter at the London Press Association * Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“I secured my current role just one month after graduating which was great. Throughout my three years, as well as been involved with the University magazine, I was also part of the University radio station (Radio HUD). In my final year I was the Deputy Station Manager and Head of Programming which was a great experience and allowed me to make some great contacts."

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Journalism BA(Hons)

85%* Key information: UCAS code: P500 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Journalists often say they have the best job in the world. Our Journalism degree aims to develop the skills and knowledge you need to help you succeed in the digital age. You’ll have the chance to learn all aspects of reporting, from researching stories and carrying out interviews to writing articles and producing digital content. Social media is transforming our society, and journalism in particular. We’ll help you understand the opportunities that creates and show you how to turn the online platforms you use every day, from Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Snapchat, into a key part of your professional career. Here at Huddersfield we also put a great focus on public relations. You’ll be able to study how PR and journalism interlink, and learn the skills required of a modern public relations professional. It’s a rewarding career many of our graduates have gone on to enjoy.

We have a team of scholars recognised around the world for their expertise in the study of media industries and users, and they’ll help you develop a keen understanding of the rapidly changing world of journalism. There’s an emphasis on learning the digital methods as the key tool for (digital) journalists in decades to come, and you’ll have the opportunity to apply these research skills in the areas you find most interesting. Work experience is crucial when it comes to putting your skills into practice. You could take advantage of a placement with an external client like a magazine, social media agency or PR firm, all the while gaining valuable experience and contacts and setting you up for an exciting future.

Jake Rodgers graduated from Sports Journalism BA(Hons) in 2017 and is now Activities Officer/Trustee at Huddersfield Students' Union

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“The variety of modules on my course kept if fresh and engaging and lectures were really insightful. The final year practical project gives you the opportunity to put your skills to the test in a real life professional setting. For me, this was at Halifax Town Football Club as a media team assistant. Working alongside the chairman and board of directors gave me the confidence I now need in my current role as trustee of the SU.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Music Journalism BA(Hons)

80%* Key information: UCAS code: P502 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Music and journalism are two industries that are fascinating and constantly changing. They’ve been shaped by trends and technologies from festivals to file-sharing. Our Music Journalism degree lets you explore your love for both sound and the written word. The course aims to give you a practical grounding in the styles and techniques of music journalism. We’ll look at everything from writing for the printed page to making compelling videos, plus radio shows and podcasts, all the while with a keen eye on how to make the most of social media platforms. You’ll be taught by tutors who are leading the way in their fields. Writers, broadcasters, academics and researchers all contribute, and our staff regularly work for national newspapers and magazines.

From Beatlemania to #KatyCats, music fans have been noisy, colourful - and increasingly significant. Our team of top international scholars in the growing area of media participation will help you put fandoms old and new into context, giving you the cutting-edge skills you need to carry out research of your own. And it’s not just rock and pop, you’ll develop a broad knowledge of a wide range of music genres. There’s no substitute for putting what you’ve learned into practice, and you’ll take part in a work placement with an external client, which could range from doing public relations work for a band to spending time with a radio station.

Gina Robson, Music Journalism BA(Hons), placements at Viking FM, KCFM, Heart FM and Capital FM

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“My placements gave me the opportunity to conduct and edit interviews, write news stories for the web and learn how to use software to a high standard. Working at various radio stations gave me so much industry knowledge, learning how different radio stations work, making professional contacts and travelling around the UK. It boosted my confidence and my CV.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from this course

Sports Journalism BA(Hons)

95%* Key information: UCAS code: P503 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

Is sport your passion? Do you live and breathe the excitement of sports? If so then our BA Sports Journalism course is for you. You will develop both professional skills across different print, broadcast digital media and build the critical abilities that employers demand in the current fastchanging media industry. The development and commercialisation of sport and rapid growth of digital and social media has made sports journalism a burgeoning and exciting area of the media industry. You can become a part of that. Our Sport Journalism degree brings together the knowledge of professional journalists and internationally leading academics in the study of sports media to give you a head start in the exciting world of media sport. Throughout the course, tutors who are leading the way in their discipline, will teach and guide you to your goal on the UK’s longest running Sports Journalism programme.

You will learn how to cover real sports events, interview athletes, profile sports stars and generate original investigations alongside developing your skills in digital production, multimedia and social networking. Plus you will develop traditional research and writing skills as well as those needed to handle new and developing media forms. As you progress we you can tailor your degree chsoing from a wide range of options to shape your own degree, allowing you to gain experience and to study areas of sport that suit your personal career aspirations. Our professional placements during your degree, including an optional industry placement year, enable you to gain further valuable hands-on industry experience. Leading academics in the field will further enhance this exciting degree, exploring the social, cultural, political and economic importance of sport so that your journalism will connect with contemporary debates.

Nate Williams graduated from Sports Journalism BA(Hons) in 2013 and is now Broadcast Journalist at BBC Sport

* Percentage of graduates from this course who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“My course gave me a realistic picture of today’s industry and prepared me for when I landed my dream job in journalism. It wasn’t just all about how to write a good story, it was about how to broadcast it on different platforms so you were able to adapt your story for different audiences. You've got professional tutors with links to the industry, good facilities to help you hone your skills and a really good night out on the town.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Film Studies BA(Hons)

92%* Key information: UCAS code: A132 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

As an art form, film has the power to entertain, upset, inspire, shock, and educate. As an industry, it employs millions of people around the world, generating billions of dollars for producers, distributors, exhibitors and corporate partners. And for audiences and fans movies are vital components of all our everyday lives. We go on dates to the cinema, stay in to watch Netflix, argue about films we love or hate, and follow the lives of movie stars on social media and in celebrity gossip columns. Our Film Studies BA invites you to learn how film, television and other screen entertainment shape (and are shaped by) the world we live in, and equips you with the tools you need to work in exciting, creative, demanding jobs. The course will develop your abilities to analyse, research and write persuasively about a rich variety of films, shows and filmmakers, from the latest superhero blockbusters through to quirky indie movies, world cinema, and amateur YouTube releases. But the course places

a particular emphasis on contemporary film and television – an increasingly global industry in which content creators are constantly adapting to rapid technological, economic and cultural change. With our wide range of options, you have the power to shape the degree to your exact interests and passions, from film and television production to film journalism, promotional campaigning. Along the way, you’ll be taught and supported by enthusiastic, internationally renowned professors, researchers and media practitioners, and working in industry standard production facilities. Whether you fancy yourself as a budding filmmaker, marketer, festival programmer, critic, or something else entirely, choosing our Film Studies programme will help you to develop an extensive, highly transferable set of skills that will open doors to a huge number of careers in the creative sector and beyond.

* Whilst this is a new course and therefore there are no graduate statistics available, 92% of graduates from courses in this subject area at Huddersfield go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014/15 and 2015/16 aggregated).

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

Film Studies and Drama

Key information: UCAS code: PW43 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year

If you enjoy being on the screen as much as in front of the screen, if you enjoy the theatre as much as film, you will find the best combination of your interests in our joint honours programme in Film Studies and Drama.

89– 92%*

Entry requirements: BBC at A Level including a minimum grade B in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies DMM at BTEC preferably in a Drama or English subject 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in a related subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies Additional criteria: Applicants will be invited to attend a Selection Day, at which they will participate in a workshop by way of audition. Some applicants may also be invited to interview. You must provide evidence of practical and theoretical interest in drama

BA(Hons)

You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules in both film and drama and build up a strong foundation in both subjects. Studying film, we’ll look at a wide range of cinematic forms. From the latest Hollywood blockbuster through to challenging avant-garde works, you’ll be able to study a rich and varied selection of genres. We’ll also look at topics like national cinemas, and the work of individual filmmakers. You could look at adaptation – how great works of literature are adapted to life on the big screen.

As part of the wide mix of skills you’ll learn, we also give you a chance to try your hand at filmmaking. If you choose one of our documentary filmmaking modules you could get behind the camera and start exploring. On the drama side of the course, we’ll look at both theory and practice. We aim to give you a thorough grounding in drama techniques, approaches to developing performance and to perform yourself. It’s all about giving you the opportunity to develop your own skills, helping you produce intelligent, thoughtful and innovative work.

Olivia Handley, Film Studies and Drama BA(Hons)

* Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“The variety of the modules allowed me to dive into different aspects of both film and drama. There is real diversity as I get to learn about practitioners in drama to Marxist views in media and popular culture. In the future I would like to use what I have learnt in drama whether that be on stage or screen. I have learnt so much on my degree, it has opened so many doors for me to explore my aspirations and dreams.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Graduates employed from these subjects

85– 92%*

Key information: UCAS code: PQ32 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year Entry requirements: BBC at A Level including a minimum grade B in any form of English DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in any form of English

Film Studies and English Literature BA(Hons)

Understanding the interplay between the written word and the moving image is key to understanding the world we live in. Combining the study of Film and English will allow you to explore textuality in its different manifestations as you learn how to analyse stories in both written and audiovisual form. You’ll be able to choose from a range of optional modules in both film and English literature. We aim to give you a wide spectrum of topics to choose from, so you can build up a strong foundation of both subjects, before moving on to what really fascinates you. Studying film, we’ll look at a wide range of cinematic forms. From popular cinema through to challenging avant-garde works, you’ll be able to study a rich and varied selection of genres. We’ll also look at topics like national cinemas, and the work of individual filmmakers. You could look at adaptation, and how great works of literature are adapted to the big screen. Screenwriting, music and performance are all also part of the curriculum.

*Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

As part of the wide mix of skills you’ll learn, we also give you a chance to try your hand at filmmaking. If you choose one of our documentary filmmaking modules you could get behind the camera and start exploring. With English literature, we’ll encourage you to develop a broad knowledge of the best writing from this nation and further afield. You might find some surprises along the way, and discover authors or genres that you hadn’t known before. Some of the texts may be different from what you are used to reading, but we never lose sight of the pleasure that comes from reading, discussing and writing. It’s not all about close reading and analysis though. We never forget the real world too. We want you to finish your degree with the kind of practical, transferable skills that employers are looking for – things like critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively.

Alex Baron, Film Studies and English Literature BA(Hons) “The most exciting part of my course is the opportunity to be creative, which is something I wasn’t expecting. Film is a really fun subject which can be studied and applied in so many different ways and perspectives. The tutors really attune the work to your individual strengths.”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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Film Studies and History

Key information: UCAS code: PV13 Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years inc. placement year

Those who are passionate about understanding and narrating the past, about how we represent and construct the story of humankind throughout the centuries, are ideally suited for our Film and History course.

92– 95%*

Entry requirements: BBC at A Level including a minimum grade B in History DMM at BTEC 112 UCAS points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in History

BA(Hons)

You’ll be able to choose from a range of optional modules in both film and history. We aim to give you a wide spectrum of topics to choose from, so you can build up a strong foundation of both subjects. Studying film, we’ll look at a wide range of cinematic forms. From popular cinema through to challenging avant-garde works, you’ll be able to study a rich and varied selection of genres. We’ll also look at topics like national cinemas and the work of individual filmmakers. You could look at adaptation, and how great works of literature are adapted to the big screen. Screenwriting, music and performance are all also part of the curriculum. As part of the wide mix of skills you’ll learn, we also give you a chance to try your hand at

filmmaking. If you choose one of our documentary filmmaking modules you could get behind the camera and start exploring. With history, we’ll give you the chance to shape your studies to your interests. Our modules are historically and geographically diverse, so you can pick the periods and places that fascinate you the most. Where we can we’ll work with primary source materials, and give you all the support you need during your studies. While you’re here you could build up some very useful and transferable skills. To analyse and communicate. To put together a convincing argument. To gain the self-discipline to work on your own, and to work with others to assess challenges and solve them. These are all vital skills that employers are looking for, and you could develop them on this course, while studying subjects that fascinate you.

Santa Nekrasova graduated from Film Studies and History BA(Hons) in 2016

*Percentage of graduates from these subject areas at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2015/16).

“The course is not just about watching films and attending history modules. We were looking at many other areas of studies such as sociology, media, politics/geo-politics, advertising, philosophy and business. I think that the variety of things that we have learnt throughout the years has boosted my chances to adapt to any job scenario. Huddersfield offers probably the friendliest atmosphere you will ever get within academic environment and the staff are always friendly and very helpful. ”

For detailed course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

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My student journey so far

Jess Softley Sports Journalism BA(Hons)

“Combining my love of English and my interest in sport I decided to do Sports Journalism,” explains Jess. “My lecturers are so supportive” notes Jess, recalling the fantastic opportunity she was given when she was put forward to ITV Granada to work on the General Election coverage. “I conducted interviews and filmed the results and my footage was shown on local television.” Jess clearly impressed and continues to work one day a week at ITV Granada for their sports desk travelling around and doing press conferences.

During her studies, Jess has also worked for Rotherham United, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and Halifax Rugby League. She explains, “Work experience is really encouraged throughout the course and the lecturers are fantastic at putting you in touch with relevant contacts in any area you have an interest in.”

Work experience is really encouraged throughout the course. To hear Jess talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Meet our staff

How media influences perception

Amir Saeed

Lecturer, Journalism and Media

If it hadn’t been for Amir’s 5ft 5 inch stature, he claims he would have been the next Mohammed Ali – at least that was what he always believed as a child. Making the move south from Scotland, Amir has been a lecturer in the journalism and media department since 2014.

I love being challenged by my students and initiating some really interesting and insightful debates.

Asking Amir what got him into journalism he explains, “I am interested in how the media influence people’s perceptions of events and other people,” he goes on to say, “My particular area of expertise is how media power influences our ideas of ‘race’ and racism. I look specifically at news media, sports media and music representations.” Rather than simply relaying his knowledge onto his students Amir admits, “I love being challenged by my students and initiating some really interesting and insightful debates in and outside the classroom.” Amir is proud to be part of the journalism and media team, adding, “We have an excellent combination of academic theorists and people with current media industry expertise. It is also evident that we all genuinely care about our students and will do whatever we can in order for them to succeed.”

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We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

Apply to us UCAS If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

Our course codes You have to enter the code for the course you want to study on your application form. You can find our course codes on each of the course pages in this brochure, or on the UCAS website. By the way, the institution code for Huddersfield is HUDDS H60. Interviews For some of our courses, you may be asked to attend an interview. If we do invite you to an interview, we’ll let you know what we expect you to bring with you.

When to apply If you want to start your course in September 2019, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2018 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2019.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 478464 Email. mediaadmissions@hud.ac.uk @Journoathud huddunijournalism

Important Information This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at www.courses.hud.ac.uk

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Media, Journalism and Film 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Media, Journalism and Film at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Media, Journalism and Film 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Media, Journalism and Film at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)