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Main entry requirements
120 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
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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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Combine film theory with film-making practice to prepare for a career in many film-related roles, from film and video production to journalism. Explore film-making practices from all over the world Make your own films and see them screened at a professional public cinema Get involved behind the scenes at events like Cambridge Film Festival On our BA (Hons) Film Studies course, you’ll discover the history of global cinema from the avant-garde to Hollywood blockbusters. As well as learning the fundamental theories of film and how it both reflects and affects society, you’ll explore the language of film from the perspective of a film-maker. This knowledge will be key in the practical side of the course: making your own explorative short films in video, animation or 16mm format. You’ll be trained in all aspects of the art, including camera operation, sound recording and editing, receiving regular feedback on your work from tutors and fellow students. As the course progresses, our optional modules will allow you to further explore your interests or specialise for a particular career, with subjects such as screenwriting and film journalism. At the end of the course, you’ll put all your well-practised skills to the test in a final-year project that, once complete, will be screen at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouseand, if good enough, at the Cambridge Film Festival. Throughout the course you’ll have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular events such as the Cambridge Film Festival, as well as attending guest lectures from key figures in the film industry. Our recent speakers have included Larry Sider and William Raban. Your studies will be supported by our team of expert lecturers and a close community of students and alumni, fostered through our dedicated Facebook group and YouTube channel. We also have a Facebook Group dedicated to helping you find work experience on film and video projects.
Year one, core modules Introduction to Film Studies Introduction to Video 1 History of Cinema Film Reviewing Screenwriting: Introduction to the Screen Introduction to Film Theory Year one, optional modules Introduction to Global Cinema Introduction to Video 2 Year two, core modules Cinema and Sound Documentary Film Theory Independent Cinema: US and Beyond Theorising Spectatorship Classical Hollywood Cinema Year two, optional modules 16mm Filmmaking Intercultural Encounters in Global Cinema Screenwriting: The Feature Film Screenwriting: Script to Screen Non-Fiction Filmmaking Year three, core modules Major Project Special Topics in Film Studies Multiplexed: Contemporary Popular Cinema Year three, optional modules Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video Independent Film Practice 1 Independent Film Practice 2 Film Journalism Narrative in Global Cinema Screenwriting: Adaptation Working in English and Media Optional modules available all years Anglia Language Programme
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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