Film Studies, BA Hons

Film Studies, BA Hons

This programme combines the cultivation of a historical and theoretical understanding of the moving image with the hands-on study of film making, including screenwriting, shooting, editing and sound design. The programme is built on a carefully selected set of courses that introduce you to the analysis of film, the production and social contexts of cinema, cinema's relationship to other media such as photography, literature, console games, and graphic novels, and the impact of film in a variety of international contexts. We also consider the experience of those who work in the film industry, while our placement options offer you direct involvement within the industry. In choosing your courses, you will decide how you wish to balance theory with practice. As a student, you will gain key research and communication skills, including the ability to critically analyse visual images, which is particularly valued by employers in a multimedia working environment. You will develop skills related to storytelling and practices of representation in audiovisual media, alongside the ability to reflect on your own learning and creative practice. Through a study of film theory, film history and film analysis you will develop writing, research and presentation skills. The artistic and technical skills that the programme cultivates includes screenwriting, storyboarding, camerawork, photography, sound recording and editing. Through independent research and creative video projects you will develop teamwork and project management skills. Students are trained in the use of camera equipment, and have access to film production facilities, including new, state-of-the art television studios, editing and sound suites. This degree opens a wide range of opportunities in the film, television and other media industries, public service and teaching. Graduates have gone on to roles in film and TV development, production and post-production. With a broad training in visual culture and media production, alumni of the programme can be found working in film festivals, media marketing and advertising, communications-roles in industry, as well as in postgraduate study.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To enable students to develop knowledgeable, critical and creative approaches to understanding film in contemporary society and to create an understanding of the cultural importance of film in its diverse global forms
  • To offer the opportunity to take rigorous practiced-based courses in screen writing and video production, alongside the theoretical analysis of film.

UCAS code

P303 G BA/FS

Department

Creative Professions & Digital Arts

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A minimum of 300 UCAS points

FROM  relevant A-levels

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above

OR equivalent qualifications.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

Assessment

A wide range of assessment methods are used, including essays of varying lengths, class tests, presentations and end-of-year seen and unseen examinations.

Career options

Graduates have a wide range of opportunities in the media, local and national government, teaching and postgraduate study.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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