At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Film Studies and Music Technology. Film Studies and Music Technology is an exciting opportunity to combine the technical and theoretical understanding of sound with the study of film as an audio-visual medium. You will gain analytical and practical skills in both areas, offering you the chance to pursue both critical and creative work in the course and beyond. You will look at the history of film across various cultural, political and aesthetic contexts, thinking creatively about the evolving form and significance of this audio-visual medium, and the expressive options available to filmmakers around the world. You will also have the option to produce your own creative work in practical filmmaking modules. At the same time, you will undertake innovative, cutting-edge study and practice in the application of technology to composition, music production, sound design, screen music, audio-visuals and music software. This degree offers a set of key and transferable skills, both technical and research-oriented, that lend themselves to a variety of employment options in the creative industries and beyond. Career paths open to graduates in this programme include work in film, television and radio, recording, production, sound design, soundtrack creation, software design, song writing and performance, as well as original audio and audiovisual composition, studio work, and teaching at all levels of education. You’ll develop a wide range of skills in presentation, writing, project management and critical thinking that can be transferred to many other professions: our graduates also work, for instance, as solicitors, journalists, civil servants and in business. You may also choose to pursue postgraduate study at Master's or doctoral level.