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University of Wales at Aberystwyth (Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies)




The Department, established in 1973, offers a variety of practical, design and academic courses relating to the study of Theatre, Performance, Television, Film, Media and Communication through the medium of both English and Welsh, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The department is situated in the modern and fully equipped Parry-Williams building, opened in April 2000 on the main university campus.

Film and Television Studies is one of the newest and most challenging degree schemes on offer to students, combining elements from many disciplines and demanding an ability for incisive analysis and considerable creativity. The Film and Television Studies degree at Aberystwyth aims to develop your awareness of the history of film and television, to provide tools for analysis of film and television in their broadcast and social contexts, and to give you a sound training in basic production techniques.

The first year starts you on the study of film and television by means of modules introducing the study of their history, their institutions, their textual forms and their social significance; and practical work in video production developing your skills in all stages of production, from script formulation to final editing. These modules can be combined with other modules in theatre studies, or indeed with other subjects, so as to give you a broad-based and satisfying first year.

The central spine of your second and third years will be a combination of the further development of your production skills alongside critical research into the specific histories and roles of each medium. On the production side, you can build up expertise in key production techniques such as scriptwriting for radio, television and film; production research; factual and fictional production; and an experience of studio production. In your final year you will be challenged to produce, direct or edit a video short which can be experimental, documentary or narrative fiction. The best works will be entered for the Royal Television Society Student Video Awards.

Alongside your practical work, you will be offered a range of core and optional modules which allow you to choose your degree of specialisation. These include modules such as: classical and contemporary Hollywood; radio and television drama, both past and contemporary; the role of music in film and television; documentary in television and film; the Holocaust on film; how to investigate media audiences; cinema and cultural identities; and alternative cinemas. You also get a chance to choose and develop your own research topic.



School name:University of Wales at AberystwythDepartment of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Address:Parry-Williams Building
Zip & city:SY23 3AJ Wales
Phone:+44 (0) 19 7062 2828
Web:http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/en/
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The Department, established in 1973, offers a variety of practical, design and academic courses relating to the study of Theatre, Performance, Television, Film, Media and Communication through the medium of both English and Welsh, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The department is situated in the modern and fully equipped Parry-Williams building, opened in April 2000 on the main university campus.

Film and Television Studies is one of the newest and most challenging degree schemes on offer to students, combining elements from many disciplines and demanding an ability for incisive analysis and considerable creativity. The Film and Television Studies degree at Aberystwyth aims to develop your awareness of the history of film and television, to provide tools for analysis of film and television in their broadcast and social contexts, and to give you a sound training in basic production techniques.

The first year starts you on the study of film and television by means of modules introducing the study of their history, their institutions, their textual forms and their social significance; and practical work in video production developing your skills in all stages of production, from script formulation to final editing. These modules can be combined with other modules in theatre studies, or indeed with other subjects, so as to give you a broad-based and satisfying first year.

The central spine of your second and third years will be a combination of the further development of your production skills alongside critical research into the specific histories and roles of each medium. On the production side, you can build up expertise in key production techniques such as scriptwriting for radio, television and film; production research; factual and fictional production; and an experience of studio production. In your final year you will be challenged to produce, direct or edit a video short which can be experimental, documentary or narrative fiction. The best works will be entered for the Royal Television Society Student Video Awards.

Alongside your practical work, you will be offered a range of core and optional modules which allow you to choose your degree of specialisation. These include modules such as: classical and contemporary Hollywood; radio and television drama, both past and contemporary; the role of music in film and television; documentary in television and film; the Holocaust on film; how to investigate media audiences; cinema and cultural identities; and alternative cinemas. You also get a chance to choose and develop your own research topic. 



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