UCT  Honours in Film & Television Studies

UCT  Honours in Film & Television Studies

Honours in Film & Television Studies


Associate Prof. L Marx

Admission requirements

(a) Faculty requirements are set out under rules FH3.

(b) Specialisation requirements:

  • Completion of BA with a major in Film and Television Studies or a BA in Film and Media Production or a first degree with majors in appropriate cognate subjects.
  • Students transferring from other universities who do not have some background in film and media may apply to the Convener. The programme committee will consider such applications on an individual basis for their suitability to the programme.
  • Normally candidates will be expected to have an average of an upper second or better result for their first degree.

Acceptance is on the recommendation of the Convenor.

Prescribed curriculum:

The curriculum comprises four taught courses and a research essay/project.

Compulsory courses:

NQF credits HEQSF level
FAM4001W Research Essay/Project 30 8
FAM4037F Approaches to Film & TV 24 8

Elective courses:

Three approved electives (see menu of offerings in the Humanities Postgraduate Studies handbook).

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Recommended courses include: HEQF credits HEQSF level
FAM4000W Video Project 30 8
FAM4004S Avant-garde Film 24 8
FAM4017F Advanced TV Analysis 24 8
FAM4033S Writing for Television 24 8
FAM4034S Theories and Forms of Adaptation 24 8
FAM4036S Film and Environment 24 8
FAM4038F Authorship in the Cinema 24 8
Students wishing to take an elective offered by another department should consult the Programme Convener.