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Course Details

Drama and Film Studies BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Explore film theory and practice from all over the world, as well as different modes of performance by studying a full-time Drama and Film Studies degree in Cambridge, ARU. Choose to study abroad for one semester, attend field trips and productions, and get ongoing support to find work placements. Create your own innovative projects as you prepare for a career as a producer, director or practitioner on the stage or screen.

Entry Requirement

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


Foundation year

Foundation in Humanities, English, Media, Social Sciences and Education;Anglia Language Programme

Year one
  • Studio Performance
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Video 1
  • Staging and Production
  • Introduction to Film Theory
  • optional modules
  • Introduction to Global Cinema
  • Screenwriting: Introduction to the Screen
Year Two
  • Making Performance
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Practice as Research
  • Theorising Spectatorship
  • optional modules
  • Documentary Film Theory
  • Cinema and Sound
  • Principles of Dramatherapy
  • Independent Cinema: US and Beyond
  • Animation
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
  • New Media Performance
  • Scenes and Shorts
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre Practice 1
Year Three
  • Major Project
  • Performance Showcase
  • optional modules
  • Contemporary Texts
  • Provocations
  • Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy
  • Acting for Camera
  • Site Specific and Immersive Theatre
  • Narrative in Global Cinema
  • Special Topics in Film Studies
  • Independent Film Practice 1
  • Working in English and Media
  • Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video
  • Multiplexed: Contemporary Popular Cinema




Sept, Jan


4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £9250

International tution fees starting from: £13500

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