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Course Details

Film Studies and Media Studies BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Combine film theory and media theory with practical skills including film-making, animation and digital publishing by studying our full-time Film Studies and Media Studies degree in Cambridge, ARU. Choose to study abroad for one semester, and get support to find placements and work experience. Prepare for a career in many film and media-related roles, including production, post-production and 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;Anglia Language Programme

Year one
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Radio and Audio Production
  • Introduction to Video 1
  • Researching Media
  • Introduction to Film Theory
  • Introduction to Television Studies
  • optional modules
  • Media and Technology
  • Introduction to Global Cinema
  • Introduction to Desktop Publishing
Year Two
  • Television Genre
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Theorising Spectatorship
  • Teenage Kicks: Youth Culture and Media
  • Online Journalism
  • optional modules
  • Cinema and Sound
  • Web Development and Design
  • Radio Production
  • Intercultural Encounters in Global Cinema
  • Digital Media Theory
  • Documentary Film Theory
  • Independent Cinema: US and Beyond
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Digital Media
  • Practice and Creative Computing
  • Animation
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
Year Three
  • Major Project
  • Law, Culture and Technology
  • Multiplexed: Contemporary Popular Cinema
  • optional modules
  • Sound and Vision: Music and Media
  • Narrative in Global Cinema
  • Special Topics in Film Studies
  • Independent Film Practice 1
  • Digital Publishing
  • Working in English and Media
  • Contemporary Television
  • Critical Approaches to Video Games
  • Independent Radio Practice
  • Independent Film Practice 2
  • Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video




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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