This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. Our Film and Screen Studies course at Bath Spa University is an immersive experience in studying film and the film industries. You’ll develop a critical understanding of film and screen theory and learn to criticise, as well as appreciate, the relationship between film, media and culture. You’ll also be provided with the conceptual tools for understanding how society and culture is mediated by cinematic, televisual and electronic images. In choosing this course you’ll be starting on a journey of critical understanding of the institutions of film and screen production, distribution and exhibition. As part of this we’ll develop your understanding of reception and consumption practices in film and screen. - Develop an informed, critical and creative approach. - Produce your own forms of critical, reflective and communicative practice. - Improve the intellectual, analytical, research and creative skills that will help you prepare for employment. **More about the Professional Placement Year** A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.