In an increasingly media-focused world, this course will develop your existing passion for film and TV into a prospective career, helping you acquire a skillset required for many technical and creative roles.
From broadcast journalism to the arts and events, this course focuses on the study of film and its variety of uses, and challenges you to see far beyond just the viewing experience.
You will be able to choose modules that combine practice and study, giving you a strong theoretical understanding, as well as versatile skills such as communication and critical analysis. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of fields, including film and TV, but also finance, public relations, banking, and tourism.
The BA Film Studies (Hons) from De Montfort University 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.
You can apply until:
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four years with placement
390 (with a placement)
You need the following IELTS score:
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