Richmond, The American International University in London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Studies with Foundation

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Course summary

There are many reasons why taking this programme with a Foundation option could be the ideal choice; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have tried other options such as apprenticeship and want to change direction or have been living abroad. Whatever your starting point, studying this programme with a Foundation option offers you a great opportunity to gain both a UK and US degree and start the adventure of a lifetime, studying with us in the world’s top student city. This is what our Foundation option can offer you:

  • Start this programme with lower entry qualifications, see our website for further details
  • A four year, full-time degree programme with an extra summer semester in Year 1, so you can study at your own pace
  • Timetabled English and study skills classes to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Great student support including a Personal Academic Advisor, with help on housing, health and wellbeing, financial guidance and careers advice from our award-winning Student Affairs team
If you’d like to have a career in film, study 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. Not only that, but a Minor in Media Production may be added to your Major in Film Studies. 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. 5 Reasons to Study Film Studies
  • 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
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Course details

Modules

The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgments 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:
RF13
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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4-9 (or equivalent)


Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film Studies with Foundation at Richmond, The American International University in London - UCAS