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Course Details

Film Studies BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Learn both film theory and film-making practice by studying a full-time Film Studies degree in Cambridge, ARU. Choose to study abroad, and get support to find placements and work experience. Prepare for a career in many film, arts and culture-related roles from production to journalism.

Entry Requirement

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
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.

We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.


Foundation year

Foundation in Humanities, English, Media, Social Sciences and Education

Year one
  • Introduction to Video 1
  • History of Cinema
  • Film Reviewing
  • Screenwriting: Introduction to the Screen
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Film Theory
  • Year one, optional modules
  • Introduction to Global Cinema
  • Introduction to Filmmaking: Super 8mm
Year Two
  • Cinema and Sound
  • Documentary Film Theory
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Independent Cinema: US and Beyond
  • Theorising Spectatorship
  • optional modules
  • 16mm Filmmaking
  • Intercultural Encounters in Global Cinema
  • Screenwriting: The Feature Film
  • Animation
  • Screenwriting: Script to Screen
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
Year Three
  • Major Project
  • Special Topics in Film Studies
  • Multiplexed: Contemporary Popular Cinema
  • optional modules
  • Screenwriting: Adaptation Independent Film Practice 1
  • Working in English and Media
  • Narrative in Global Cinema
  • Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video
  • Film Journalism
  • Independent Film Practice 2
  • 35mm Filmmaking




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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