Film Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Film Studies at University of Greenwich combines theory and practice in the study and creation of film and audiovisual media. The programme is built on a carefully selected set of courses that introduce you to ways of reading and understanding the history and theory of film, the production of motion pictures and the experience of those who work in the industry.

About

Film Studies at University of Greenwich combines theory and practice in the study and creation of film and audiovisual media. The programme is built on a carefully selected set of courses that introduce you to ways of reading and understanding the history and theory of film, the production of motion pictures and the experience of those who work in the industry.

As a student, you will develop scholarship and autonomy of intellect, including the ability to research, analyse and write about film and related subjects in a variety of styles. You will also 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 film theory, film history and the critical study of film you will develop writing, research and presentation skills. Artistic and technical skills include screenwriting, storyboarding, camerawork, photography, sound recording and editing. Through independent research and creative projects you will develop teamwork, project management, working to brief and deadline, and related professional and personal skills.

Purpose-built recording studios and editing suites are used by students on the programme. Students are trained in the use of professional-grade equipment, alongside the artistic and technical principles for its use.

This degree opens a wide range of opportunities in industry, 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 in marketing and advertising, communications-roles in industry, as well as in teaching, government and postgraduate study.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To create diverse ways of reading and understanding film
  • To offer opportunities to study practice-based courses alongside theory
  • To produce self confident and critically aware graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Screen Now
  • Craft and Technology One 
  • Mandarin
  • Principles of Film and Television 
  • Fundamentals of Audio Technology
  • Literary Forms of Representation 
  • Writing for Stage and Screen 
  • English For Academic Purposes
  • English Languages: Italian, French, Spanish
  • International Cinemas
  • Independent Filmmaking Practices
  • Documentary Practice 
  • Design for Moving Image
  • Writing for the Screen 
  • Datascapes
  • English For Academic Purposes
  • Film/Memory 
  • Cinema & Space 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

UK educational background:

  • You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points. This could be a 3 A-levels at grades BBB or an equivalent combination of A-levels and BTECs. You will also need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above. Apply through the UCAS website. You may be invited for interview.
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). 
  • IELTS - score 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • UK/EU part-time fee: pro-rata full time fee.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships:

Greenwich Scholarship Programme -  Available for students who attend programmes where fees are over £6,165 for full-time students and over £4,624 for part-time students 

Loans: 

Tuition Fee Loan - Apply, and you could get up to £9,000 each year. This is paid directly to your university or college in three installments throughout the year. You don't have to pay back the loan until you're earning at least £21,000 a year.

Maintenance Loans – These loans are available to help cover living expenses. The amount you get depends on whether you live with your family, and in or outside London. Loan amounts currently range from £6,704 to £10,702. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.