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. Practical experienceWe also consider the experience of those who work in the film industry: our placement options offer you direct read more

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3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

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. 

Practical experience

We also consider the experience of those who work in the film industry: 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.

Skills development

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. 

Facilities

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. 

Employability

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.

What you'll study

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Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

A minimum of 300 UCAS points from relevant A-levels.

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics.

We also accept:

  • BTEC National Diploma 
  • The International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers and
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136. 

In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

A wide range of assessment methods are used, including: 

  • Essays of varying lengths
  • Class tests
  • Presentations 
  • End-of-year seen and unseen examinations.

Careers

There are a wide range of opportunities in the film, television and other media industries, as well as in public service and teaching. Graduates from this programme have gone on to work in film and TV development, production and post-production, media marketing and advertising, in communication roles in industry, and for film festivals. You will also have a range of postgraduate options.

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Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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