Film Studies (Hons) programme from De Montfort University allows you to learn about the history of cinema as an art-form and as an economic institution, while you also develop your skills as a professional filmmaker, writer, critic, event organiser or industrial analyst.
The course is unique in combining detailed academic knowledge of film with a broad cross section of practical, film-related experience.
You will be taught by experiences subject experts with a range of relevant professional, industry and creative expertise. You will learn about the history of the movies, film storytelling, style and technique and criticism. This is combined with opportunities to gain practical experience making movies, organising and promoting film events, writing reviews and (through our second year professional practice option) working with exhibitors and distributors.
Film Studies at DMU is taught by renowned world-class scholars based in our prestigious Centre for the Study of Cinema and Television History (CATH). The teaching team is made up of widely published academics, film journalists, filmmakers and industry professionals. You will benefit from a quality learning and teaching experience.
The course is taught using a mix of lectures, film screenings, small group discussions, group and practice-led projects, individual tutorials and private study. You will normally attend between 14–16 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and can expect to undertake at least 24 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research. You will be provided with lecture support materials through Blackboard, our interactive teaching resource. The varied and imaginative assessment methods develop a range of critical, creative and communication skills.
The course provides a broad grounding in film history, criticism, practice and industry skills. On graduation, you may use the skills you have gained to pursue a variety of careers in the film and cultural industries or beyond, or go on to study or research at postgraduate level.
Over the past five years, graduates have gone on to work for employers such as BBC Films, BBC Sport, FilmFour and Odeon Entertainment. They also work in roles such as film and television production staff and researchers, writers for film news media, public relations writers and executives, film journalists in print and online, including Little White Lies magazine, independent filmmakers and camera-people, commercial managers, and as teachers and academics.
Other students have gone on to work in careers where film is secondary to the graduate skills they have developed, in PR, banking, finance and other fields.
Film Studies is also ideal preparation for further study at DMU, and postgraduate options include the Television Scriptwriting MA and Public Relations MA. Every year, a small number of students join our vibrant postgraduate culture.
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