Bath Spa University School of Humanities and Cultural Industries www.bathspa.ac.uk English Literature Film and Screen Studies BA (Hons) BA (Hons)seminars, lectures, individual tutorials, and IT workshops. In addition, there are opportunities for field trips to enrich the course, such as to London, to the theatre, to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and to the Empire & Commonwealth Museum. Sample modules include: Enlightenment to Victorianism, 1750-1890; From Decadence to the Naughties, 1890-the present; Theatre, Sex and Power in Early Modern England; Gothic Origins and Innovations; Adaptations; Writing America; Brontë and Dickens; Margaret Atwood; Publishing: the Literary Journal; Empire & Identity in the Eighteenth Century; Caribbean Writings; Irish Women's Writing An exciting opportunity to study film and screen together with aspects of the new media.Why choose this course?We want to enable you to develop a critical understanding of film and screen theory and criticism and to appreciate the relationship between film, media and culture. But we also want to provide you with the conceptual tools for understanding how society and culture is mediated by cinematic, televisual and electronic images. In choosing this course you will be starting on a journey of critical understanding of the institutions of film and screen production, distribution and exhibition. As part of this we will develop your understanding of reception and consumption practices in film and screen.About the course Film and Screen Studies comprises an exciting opportunity for you to study film and screen alongside aspects of the new media, together with some optional work in film planning and production. In the first year there are two cores modules. The first is Introduction to Film in which you will investigate film as a specific academic discipline and how meaning is conveyed through film form and content. As part of your work you will analyse how A dynamic subject offering a broad and stimulating approach to literary studies. Careers Through Artswork, our Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, you'll have access to cutting-edge resources in the areas of publishing and broadcast media to prepare you for careers or for self-employment in the media and creative industries. Our students also go on to higher degrees, to teaching, journalism and marketing, and to other careers where excellent communication skills and analytical abilities are valued. films are constructed and be introduced to ways of writing effectively about film. The second core module is Understanding Hollywood, which offers an advanced investigation of key theoretical and methodological issues involved in the study of cinema, and explores film as a commercial, cultural and aesthetic institution. In Years 2 and 3 you can design your programme from a range of exciting modules including film theory, Hollywood, computer and video games, film and national identity, stardom and celebrity, European cinema, young people and the new media, planning a film and making a film. You can also take part in organising LineUP, the annual Student Film Festival. Film and Screen Studies aims to produce graduates who have an informed, critical and creative approach to both understanding film and screen in contemporary society and to their own forms of critical, reflective and communicative practice. You will develop intellectual, analytical, research and creative skills that will help you to prepare for employment. Sample modules: Introduction to Film; Silent Cinema; Understanding Hollywood; Television, Representation and Gender; Digital Generation: Young People and New Media; Asian Cinema; Stardom and Celebrity; Film and Philosophy, European Cinema; Power, Pleasure and Feminist Film Criticism.Careers Employers welcome the high level of subject-based, generic and personal skills which are embedded in our programmes. The main focus of interest for our Film and Screen Studies graduates are the expanding creative and cultural industries, which is one of the largest sectors of employment in the UK. These industries include advertising, journalism, publishing, film and film- related employments, television, radio and the heritage sector. However, there are also employment opportunities in local and central government and the voluntary sector. Staff ProfileDr Rebecca Feasey, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Communication -"F ilm and Screen Studies is a wonderfully diverse programme that gives students the flexibility and choice to look at a wide range of cinematic genres, from a number of fascinating theories, perspectives and historical periods. I am passionate about teaching at Bath Spa because the students are always curious, motivated and interested to learn. Furthermore, because of the small scale of the campus, it is possible to foster genuinely supportive relationships with students."Popular CombinationsMedia Communications - WP6H English Literature - QWH6Creative Writing - WW86 For a full list of courses you can combine with Film and Screen Studies, see page 63.UCAS CodeFilm and Screen StudiesW620Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB +AS a). See page 20Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 105No. of places (2010)15 (additional places available as part of a Combined Award)Course InformationMore informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/01 Studying in the sunshine02 Rebecca Mears, graduate of English Literature01 Iconic image02 Dr. Rebecca Feasey, Senior LecturerUCAS CodeEnglish LiteratureQ300Popular CombinationsCreative Writing - WQ93 History - QV31 Media Communications - QP39 For a full list of courses you can combine with English Literature - see page 63.Entry CriteriaTypical offers260-300 UCAS Tariff points (eg BBC; AB +AS a), including A-level English Literature at grade B. See page 20Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 442No. of places (2010)70 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/National Student Survey Score (2010)93% satisfaction with teaching0201Why choose this course? A recent graduate writes: "It is, perhaps, only after graduating that students have the time to reflect on how well the course was designed, administered and delivered. without exception, the English Literature tutors all possessed great enthusiasm. Their choice of set texts and teaching style provoked engagement and involvement and I always looked forward to their classes. Studying English Literature at Bath Spa University was an enlightening, enriching, and a very rewarding experience. I will miss it greatly and remember it fondly." Lectures and seminars are lively and offer plenty of opportunities for involvement and debate. Throughout your study you can experiment with new ideas and new perspectives, both critically and creatively. English staff are all active researchers in their fields, writing scholarly books and articles and engaged in debate on literary and critical issues.About the course The English programme is large and varied, and offers you plenty of choice. The modules range from those on specific authors (Shakespeare, Ian McEwan, or Virginia Woolf, for instance), to topic-based subjects (Writing and the Environment, Post-Colonial Literatures, or Literary London), to period-based study (Gender and Eighteenth-Century Fiction or Gothic Origins and Innovations). You will be encouraged to assemble an individual portfolio of modules and to investigate issues that matter to you. Although most English modules are optional, there are core modules in Years 1 and 2 which provide a common framework to explore central issues and aspects of literary study. The course is structured to allow an extended independent project or dissertation in Year 3. English modules are taught via 0102Graduate ProfileRebecca Mears, graduated 2010-" I am an Editorial Assistant working for Mumsnet.com. The equipment in the publishing labs at Bath Spa is fantastic, and training on Photoshop and InDesign has certainly helped me to gain employment in the media industry. The 'Literary Journal' module on the course was excellent - I really enjoyed the creativity involved and the opportunity to interact with authors and other industry experts."
Bath Spa University School of Humanities and Cultural Industries 38 / 39 History Heritage BA (Hons) BA/BSc Combined Award*Why choose this course? In today's world, history arguably remains the most challenging of disciplines. Its ability to deal with profound questions and to provide many answers can help in the understanding of people's lives, beliefs and problems in the present day. You'll explore a diverse range of sources, periods and themes, ranging from the medieval to the modern world. And you'll develop a wide variety of skills that will be useful in your future working life. You'll be taught by a well-qualified, dedicated staff who are frequently seen in the media, and who have innovative approaches in learning and teaching using new technology, and in their historical research. About the course The course is designed to enable you to select and explore those aspects of history that most interest you as well as acquiring knowledge and understanding of history as a scholarly discipline. Each year we offer a wide range of modules in terms of periods, places and persons in history, and different kinds of history (social, religious political cultural local, women's, literary), which you'll view from a heritage, gender or British and international perspective. In Year 1, for example, you will be able to choose from modules covering topics as diverse as Tudor and Stuart England; Modern Europe; Changing Histories: History and Heritage.In the second and third year you will choose from a range of more detailed and specific modules offered in each year. Placements are available during your course. Some of the recent student placements on the course were with Bath Central Library Local Studies; Bath Record Office; Museum of Bath at Work; The Building of Bath Collection ; The American Museum in Britain; Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Radstock Museum; SS Great Britain. Overseas study trips and exchange programmes are also available.Graduate profileCari Randall, graduated 2010-"W hen I graduated I got a place on the Wales Emerging Leadership Development Programme, a graduate scheme in the management sector of NHS Wales. I gained lots of transferable skills from my course - such as time management, organisational skills and effective writing practices - which proved very useful for applications and interviews. I found giving presentations during my first and second year to be most useful, as when I was applying for the graduate scheme I had to go to a assessment centre, where I was required to work in a team and present to a panel. Being able to use experience from university proved to be very helpful! I enjoyed my time at Bath Spa - experiencing a different side of education; meeting new people and socialising; and the course itself and the modules I selected."Careers Employers welcome the analytical and problem-solving skills and the flexible approach to learning that history students "H istory is indeed the witness of the times, the light of truth." Ciceroacquire. You'll gain knowledge and understanding of history as a scholarly discipline, but you'll also develop a multitude of skills that will be useful in your future working life. As a result history students find employment in a wide variety of careers such as: teaching (subject to PGCE); administration and management; lecturing; commerce and banking; media and tourism; museums/heritage; librarianship; police; law and public relations. There are also opportunities to undertake postgraduate work at Masters and doctorate level."B y talking to friends at other universities, I and they found it amazing to learn that at Bath Spa we could talk one to one so easily to our lecturers, often up to an hour at a time. Keep this up, as it is extremely important I feel. Best three years of my life." Year 3 studentUCAS CodeHistoryV100Popular CombinationsSociology - VL13 Education - XV31 For a full list of courses you can combine with History, see page 63.Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+ AS a). See page 20UCAS CodeHeritage *Subject to approval. Check UCAS website for UCAS codes www.ucas.comNote: You will need to choose another subject to study with HeritagePopular CombinationsHistory, Media Communications; English Literature; Religion, Philosophy and Ethics; Business and ManagementFor a full list of courses you can combine with Heritage, see page 63. Entry CriteriaTypical offers240-280 UCAS Tariff points (eg BCC; BB+AS a).See page 20Course InformationMore informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/Course InformationCourse locationNewton Park campusCourse length3 years full-time; part-time availableNo. of applicants (2010) 453No. of places (2010)65 (additional places are available as part of a Combined Award)More informationwww.bathspa.ac.uk/ugrad/National Student Survey Score (2010)96% satisfaction with teaching01"T he course at Bath Spa was really diverse and offered a great variety of subjects to suit every student. Lecturers evidently loved their subjects and were generally always willing to help. I had the best three years studying at Bath Spa and this was due to the wonderful staff and course offered." Year 3 student01 Medieval battlefieldWhy choose this course?We live our lives in the midst of the historic buildings, landscapes, and material objects of our past. But heritage is about much more than just physical remains - it is about people's memories, how they make sense of their past and how they develop an understanding of their accumulated culture. Heritage is crucial to building our sense of identity - as an individual, as part of a community, as a nation, and as a part of the wider global society. The City of Bath, a city of international historical and cultural significance, was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. It attracts over four million visitors a year and plays a major role in an industry that contributes billions to the UK economy. It is also a city that provides the perfect backdrop for exploring the meaning and uses of heritage in the past and now, and for considering the issues and debates that will shape our engagement with heritage in the future. Our collaboration with almost every museum, gallery and heritage site in Bath and the local region has created an exciting course that offers you the unique opportunity to be taught by academics who research and write about heritage, as well as by heritage sector professionals.About the courseYou will take Heritage with another subject as part of a Combined Award. The course introduces you to both the concepts and the realities of heritage through lectures, discussion-based seminars, hands-on workshops, fieldtrips to heritage sites, as well as through real-life heritage projects and work placements. You will graduate from this course with a thorough understanding of the complex relationships between heritage, history, culture, education and learning, interpretation, conservation, and tourism. You will also have had the opportunity to volunteer at local and regional heritage sites, work on heritage projects in museums and galleries, and collaborate with a wide range of people who make their living in the heritage sector.CareersHeritage at Bath Spa University prepares you for a variety of future careers, both within the sector and beyond. In addition to acquiring knowledge and understanding of heritage as an intellectual and academic field of study, and gaining practical experience in a range of heritage contexts, you will develop skills that are highly valued by a wide range of graduate employers. You will be able to communicate effectively in writing and through presentations and public speaking; you will have developed strong research skills as well as skills in analysis and interpretation; you will have had opportunities to work as a team as well as develop leadership skills; and you will have learned how to develop a project, plan it, manage it and see it through to fruition.Graduate ProfileAnita Keyworth, graduated 2010-"S ince graduating I have been involved with a National Trust oral history project recording the memories and experiences of life on the Tyntesfield estate during the twentieth century. It was the invaluable experiences and confidence I gained as a student at Bath Spa that helped me secure a place on the team. The project includes all the critical skills I learnt doing heritage at Bath Spa. These included teamwork, project-management, self-analysis, time management, training on new technology, communication skills, report writing, marketing, interpretation techniques and presentation skills."" Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." UNESCO010201 Historic building on the Newton Park campus02 Bath is a World Heritage site