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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Film and Screenwriting degree will develop your skills across key film studies and screenwriting debates and conventions. You will be taught by noted film scholars and established practitioners, who will provide their knowledge of international film and television screenwriting perspectives. This course will teach you to consider a wide range of ‘script to screen’ traditions from theory, practice and industry perspectives. You will gain an understanding of Hollywood cinema and television conventions and screenwriting genres (such as romcom, thriller, science fiction and horror case studies). You will also be introduced to other international traditions that range from European cinema and television to smartphone filmmaking and beyond. Focusing on the aesthetic and creative aspects of film and television screenwriting, you’ll consider storytelling techniques, narratology and screen adaptation. Modules such as Film Primer and Film Entrepreneurship provide core skills relevant to the film industry. You will have opportunities to work on established film festivals that are associated with the course and have access to film collections that will enrich your course of studies. Professional Placement Year This course offers a professional placement year. This allows you to spend a whole year with an employer, between the second and third years of your degree, and is a great way to find out more about your chosen career. Some students even return to the same employers after completing their studies. The University will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study. If you do not find a suitable placement, you will be automatically transferred back to the standard, non-placement version of the course. Please note that fees are payable during your placement year. For details, visit the course page on the Birmingham City University website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

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Film and Screenwriting with Professional Placement Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS