• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

On this BA Film Industries (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth you’ll:
  • Explore the present, past and possible future of films
  • Get insight from published writers and develop skills in applied research, video production, marketing and film journalism
  • Work on your own films, drafting scripts and learning how to use cameras and editing suites
  • Get access to Box of Broadcasts, the British Universities Film & Video Council's on demand TV and radio service
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the areas of film that interest you most, by choosing units that match your career ambitions
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions

You’ll look at everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Vimeo shorts and international film culture. You’ll develop the critical tools to understand film’s historic influence, its pioneers and moguls, its auteurs and its audiences. And you'll get insight into working practices, business models and creative roles within the industry.

The course gives you the skills and abilities to take on roles across the film industry, such as script writing, film reviewing, marketing and public relations.

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Students have completed work placements at companies such as:

  • Lapse Film
  • King Edward’s School, Witley
  • NBC Universal

Interested in running your own business on your placement year instead? You can start up and run your own company for a year as an alternative to a work-based placement. You'll work alone or with fellow students to build and launch a successful venture.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Roles the previous graduates have gone on to include:

  • film marketing consultant
  • scriptwriter
  • advertising journalist
  • film reviewer
  • video producer
  • PR and communications officer

Organisations they've gone on to work for include:

  • BBC
  • Warner Bros
  • Universal Pictures International

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film, Genre and Adaptation
  • Screen Research
  • Screening Europe
  • Spectacular Hollywood
  • Understanding Film Production
  • Writing for the Film Industries
  • UK Film Industry Post, Present and Future
  • World and Transnational Cinema
  • Critical Hollywood
  • Film Journalism
  • Gender, Sexuality and Cinema in the Hispanic World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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General Requirements

  • 104-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 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.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
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