What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
English, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Media Studies or Communication & Culture at grade C or above preferred.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers97%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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With our unique balance of film theory and practice, weâ??ll give you the critical and creative skills you need to make your own films. Youâ??ll even get to see them screened at a professional arts venue, and graduate with a portfolio that will catch the eye of future employers. Our unique Film Studies course will give you a solid grounding in film history and theory, whilst encouraging you to put your critical knowledge to work on your own creative projects. Youâ??ll be introduced to a wide spectrum of approaches to the moving image, and develop your own particular interests with specialist subjects like film practice, film reviewing, film theory, and screenwriting. On our theory-based modules youâ??ll explore film-making practices and critical approaches from all over the world, spanning the history of cinema from the avant-garde through to Hollywood blockbusters. But youâ??ll also get the chance to make explorative, creative, and independent short films in video, animation, or 16 mm formats, preparing you for work within the film industry. In the final year your major project will be screened in the graduation show at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, a professional public cinema.
Year 1: Core modules: Introduction to film studies; introduction to global cinemas; introduction to video 1; history of cinema; film reviewing; introduction to screenwriting. Optional modules: Anglia language programme; film and genre; introduction to video 2. Year 2: Core modules: Cinema and sound; documentary film theory; independent cinema: us and beyond; theorising spectatorship / classical Hollywood cinema. Optional Modules: 16 mm Filmmaking; Anglia language programme; animation; intercultural encounters in global cinema; screenwriting: script to screen; screenwriting: the feature film; non-fiction filmmaking. Year 3: Core modules: Film, modernity and postmodernity; major project; multiplexed: contemporary popular cinema. Optional Modules: Anglia language programme; avant-garde film and experimental video; independent film practice 1; independent film practice ii; film art; film journalism; screenwriting: adaptation; working in film; independent learning module.
Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career.
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