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Course summary

  • Develop your passion for cinema by learning from the experts.
  • Study films from around the world, and explore the changing nature of cinema.
  • Work on live briefs and an accredited work placement.
  • Benefit from our unique state-of-the-art cinema facilities specially designed to show films in a vast range of formats, including 35mm and DCP projection.
  • Join at the foundation year and develop your personal skills, awareness of resources and commitment to the subject.
This is one of the longest-established film studies courses in the UK. You’ll study films, filmmaking and the changing face of the cinema industry. You’ll have amazing opportunities to enhance your professional profile and employability prospects — specialising in fields ranging from film journalism and marketing to film festival management. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. In the foundation year, you will start by developing a good base of knowledge, but also the personal skills and awareness of resources that will help you manage your studies effectively and be self-motivated. Our modules include weekly screenings, either in our own cinema, The Void, or at Sheffield's leading art cinema, the Showroom, with whom we have a long-standing partnership. You learn through
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • film screenings
  • workshops
  • essays
  • video essays
  • presentations
  • blogs
  • professional portfolios
You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing scheme Applied learning - Live projects You’ll collaborate with a wide network of industry, charity, and community partners — showcasing your knowledge and skills. You’ll work independently and in diverse teams at each stage of your study, bringing your ideas to life in response to real briefs. In the foundation year, you will undertake a series of projects that respond to real world debates. Work placements In your second year you’ll curate and build your professional profile, by taking a credit-bearing placement in collaboration with one of our partners that connects your work with audiences. Field trips We run regular field trips to film festivals and cinema visits. Our students have visited Berlin Film Festival, Salford MediaCity, Bradford WideScreen Weekend, BFI Southbank, and participated in Doc/Fest, Celluloid Screams, Sensoria, and Festival of Debate. Trips start from the beginning of the foundation year and continue throughout your studies. Networking opportunities We work with nationally and internationally renowned festivals such as Doc/Fest, Celluloid Screams, and Off the Shelf, as well as bringing leading talent in film programming, film journalism, and film festival organisers to Sheffield to work with our students. You’ll benefit from regular networking opportunities and masterclass events, and get a head start into the creative industries. We invite speakers from different cultural sectors to talk to our students about professional careers in film.

Modules

Year 1 - Compulsory modules Talent Accelerator Year 2 Compulsory modules Cinema And Genre Cinemania Film Analysis Film Consumption Film Movements Thinking About Movies Year 3 - Compulsory modules British Cinema Ideas Into Action World-Wide Cinema Elective modules On The Box Rights, Camera, Action Screen Storytelling Show Business Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year - Final year - Compulsory modules Film Dissertation Elective modules Film Education Film Programming Framing Borders My Kind Of Movie Professional Film Writing Telly Visions

Assessment method

Coursework


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C014
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/film-and-performance/ba-honours-film-studies-with-foundation-year/full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/film-and-performance/ba-honours-film-studies-with-foundation-year/full-time/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/film-and-performance/ba-honours-film-studies-with-foundation-year/full-time/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Film Studies with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS