Richmond, The American International University in London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Studies

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Course summary

Films can open doors to new worlds, new cultures, new ideas and a new career. Take a major step into the world of film by studying this vibrant, multi-disciplinary programme which incorporates the historical, critical and theoretical aspects of film, including television and new media. Based in one of the world’s top cultural centres, you’ll be close to the British Film Institute’s IMAX, the UK’s largest screen based at London Waterloo, together with the capital’s many other cinemas and home to world-leading film production companies and studios. You’ll begin with a look at mass media and communications, photography and an introduction to Film Studies. Together with other students at Richmond, you’ll also study disciplines from the Humanities such as Research and Writing and Scientific Reasoning, all part of the American style, liberal arts approach to education which gives a broad perspective, highly valued by employers. There’s a specialist emphasis on the history of film, third world/postcolonial cinema and the programme explores some fascinating film themes, including gender, horror, fantasy and science fiction. A strong technical and practical element of the degree complements the theoretical side, with classes on topics such as video production, acting and screen writing, and documentary film production. You’ll gain a global awareness of film and related media through your choice of electives, as you decide what to study from topics like Screen Acting Techniques, Psychology and Cinema, American Television Drama and Animation and Motion. There’s the opportunity to do an integrated internship, gaining great experience by working within the film industry. By studying with us at Richmond, you’ll gain two degrees through one programme, one from the UK and one from the US. International and multi-disciplinary, this degree combines theoretical knowledge with strong elements of practical training. Top reasons to study this programme:

  • Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts - https://www.richmond.ac.uk/about-richmond/the-liberal-arts/
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of the film industry
  • Develop strong practical skills such as screenwriting, film production, editing, which are highly attractive to employers
  • Opportunity to study a multi-disciplinary programme that combines areas of study in the Humanities
  • London location provides great opportunity to explore the world of film at first hand, with visits to cinemas, studios, and production companies
  • Gain vital work experience that is desirable to employers in the film industry by doing an integrated international internship

Course details

Modules

We offer 4-year Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgements and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P303
Institution code:
R20
Campus name:
Chiswick Park Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £14750* Year 1
International £14750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Film Studies at Richmond, The American International University in London - UCAS