**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Film & Visual Culture** Film and Visual Culture is an intellectually stretching, stimulating and challenging degree that probes social issues and confronts inequalities and prejudices such as race, class, and gender through their representation in national and international films throughout history. Critical practice on the degree enables you to **study the history, theory and contemporary subject of film**, whilst having the opportunity to apply this understanding to creative practice in the fields of **screenwriting, filmmaking (drama and documentary), photography and animation.** You will graduate with a degree underpinned by academic rigour, but with the transferable skills needed if you intend to work in the creative industries. The degree is **taught by leading international scholars and practitioners** and are supported by outstanding library resources and practical equipment. Extra curricula activities support the curriculum whilst widening critical and creative horizons. These include fieldtrips to the national Museum of the Moving image, and a London fieldtrip, which in recent years included a visit to the Media Department at the Ministry of Defence, and photographic exhibitions at Tate Britain. **Popular Music** What do we mean when we both study and play popular music? What exactly are we talking about when we consider the 21st century popular music industries? Our Popular Music degree **enables you to appreciate the dynamic relationship between the rapidly changing practices** involved with the creation, performance and marketing of popular music and its theoretical, methodological, professional/industrial, ethical and social contexts. This degree offers a **unique integrated three-strand approach** - ‘performing’, ‘studying’, and ‘the business of’ - to create not only an opportunity to play popular music at a professional level, but also to consider the study of popular music as a text-based discourse. By studying this degree, you will gain the ability to perform and/or compose at a professional level and to apply stagecraft and technological excellence in a practical manner. You will also **gain an understanding of the key developments relevant to the study of popular music** industries of the 21st century, at both national and international levels. Popular music is **one of the UK’s largest industries** and in recent years has experienced enforced reinvention as new media forms have changed not only sounds, but also the industrial process of popular music. Our Popular Music degree utilises a research-led teaching approach underpinned by both academic and industry-facing skills. It will provide you with personal and academic development, alongside work and performance-based experience, to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge base highly valued by employers.