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BACommunication & Society and Film & TV

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Joint honours degrees provide you with the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. This gives you the opportunity to study your two favourite subjects within one degree course.

Our course combinations are designed so that what you learn in one subject will complement and enhance what you learn in the other. In your final year you can choose either to split your time evenly between your two subjects, or to specialise in one subject more than the other.

Communication and Society
Fascinating new forms of politics, economics and creative enterprises are rapidly challenging many core assumptions about human communication and identity. The possession and transfer of knowledge now lies at the heart of daily life and it is more important than ever to understand various aspects of communication. You will look at communication between:

individuals
groups
organisations
humanity
nature.
You will also look at the evolving media through which communication takes place.

This course offers a wide choice of interesting and engaging modules. The core of this course draws on Psychology and Sociology, and also includes aspects of Philosophy, History and Anthropology. No previous study in any of these areas is required.

You will study a diverse range of topics including:

non-verbal, spoken and unconscious communication
the history of communication
digital cultures.
The fascinating range of subject areas that this course covers make it an ideal combination with our modern range of course options.

Film and TV

You’ll learn about the film and television industries, as well as other factors that shape the movies and shows you see on screen. The course will build your understanding of how films and TV programmes work, how we make sense of them and how they convey meaning. You’ll also learn about their audiences, and explore how they function in the age of global corporations and digital media.

As a Film and TV student at NTU, you’ll experience our unique slant on this fascinating area. Our diverse choice of modules not only explore fundamental approaches and innovative thinking within film and television study, but also allow you to pursue your own specialist interests.

We stand out for the range of cultures our course covers, and for the opportunity we bring you to study European cinema in depth, with modules available during each year of your degree. As well as their specialist knowledge, our staff bring a real enthusiasm and commitment to their teaching.

This course is taught by a team of eminent researchers. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) 70% of NTU Communication, Culture and Media research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. For you this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you’ll learn from people with a real passion for their subject.

Joint Honours

You can combine either of these subjects with another subject to create your degree programme. To see the full range of combinations and their UCAS codes see:

Communication and Society Joint Honours
Film and TV Joint Honours

Programme structure

What will I study?
Find out everything you need to know about what you’ll be studying on this course. Detailed module information is available here:

Communication and Society Joint Honours
Film and TV Joint Honours
How will I learn?
Each year students choose a range of core and optional modules from the lists above. The first year is normally divided equally between the two joint honours subjects but at the end of Year One, students have the opportunity to select between an equally weighted joint honours course and a more specialised pathway depending on their interests.

Teaching principally takes place through a combination of lectures (where tutors introduce the key ideas) and seminars (organised on the basis of smaller group discussion of those ideas). Staff will also generally offer office hours, where you can sign up to see them in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, perhaps to discuss an essay plan or to seek some specific academic guidance.

It is the nature of the subjects offered in the School of Arts and Humanities, however, that much of your time will be spent engaged in independent study. We recognise that this marks a change of culture from school or college, and we have in place a system of study support to help you adapt to this.

Contact time
Staff will also generally offer office hours, where you can sign up to see them in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, perhaps to discuss an essay plan or to seek some specific academic guidance.

It is the nature of the subjects offered in the School of Arts and Humanities, however, that much of your time will be spent engaged in independent study. We recognise that this marks a change of culture from school or college, and we have in place a system of study support to help you adapt to this.

Year Two – extra opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for you. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enables you to take part in the following optional opportunities:

International exchange – Experience other cultures, travel the globe and open your eyes to a world of opportunities. Our exchange partnership with a number of international universities enables you to live and study in another country in your second year. Watch our video to find out more.
Work placements – Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers and help you get ahead in your chosen career. Boost your employability by taking a credit-bearing work placement as part of your degree rather than a sandwich year.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

As one of our graduates you will possess a wide range of academic and transferable skills.

Career development is seen as a major part of the curriculum. Key transferable skills are emphasised and there are opportunities to develop links with organisations and potential employers. As a result we have an outstanding record of graduate employment.

Although graduates have gone on to develop their careers within large well known organisations (such as Marks & Spencer, BBC etc.) many graduates are forging successful careers in small to medium sized companies which reflects the nature of the UK economy.

Our recent Communication and Society and Film and TV Joint Honours graduates have gone onto careers in:

Broadcasting
Marketing
Advertising
PR
Publishing
Other careers could include; screen writing, events management, journalism, business management and teaching. Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Career Centre – enhancing your employability
Our friendly and experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won’t find in a book or on the Internet. You will find consultants on all three campuses. Find out more about our Careers Service.

Graduate Profile
“I got my first job while I was writing about movies – reviews and thoughts – on my blog and sharing things on social media, particularly Twitter. I started chatting to like-minded cinephiles and writers, and eventually started making friends and connections that allowed me to write for online sites including Canvas by Grolsch and Verite Magazine.”

Christina Newland, BA (Hons) English and Film and TV graduate, Freelance Film Critic

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States