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Theatre and Film (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
Theatre, film and television are at the heart of the creative industries globally and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. This BA Theatre and Film (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University offers you the opportunity to study these creative industries as both commercial and artistic enterprises.
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If you love theatre and film you can study them both in-depth on the only BA Theatre and Film (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University of its kind in Scotland. You’ll enjoy practical work-based learning opportunities and the chance to study overseas for a semester.

Why QMU?

  • Learn academic theory and practical production skills for two disciplines on this innovative course – the only one of its type in Scotland.
  • See your film work screened on the big screen at the end of year show at the Edinburgh Filmhouse (subject to selection).
  • We have superb on-campus resources: performance spaces, rehearsal studios, a film editing suite and TV studio.
  • The creative and cultural powerhouse of Edinburgh is right on your doorstep – inspire yourself at its film festivals, theatrical productions, and the International Festival and Fringe. There are plenty of internships available for you to learn real-world skills.


Our graduates have used the specialist skills they learned on the course as a springboard to careers in theatre, film, teaching, postgraduate study and professions demanding communication and creativity. This course will give you the confidence and skills you need to direct the story of your own life.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3/4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Text and Performance
  • Narrative and Representation
  • The Origins of Theatre
  • Film and Creativity
  • Space, Performance and the Spectator
  • Theory, Drama & Audiences
  • Film Genre
  • British Theatre Since 1945
  • Media Production

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBBCC
  • A Level: BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points
  • Required Subjects: We also prefer you to have a good pass in English, Drama or Media Studies at Scottish Higher/ A Level. English required and Maths preferred at S/Int2/N5/GCSE level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP 


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