Our love of truly great movies and photography is as strong as ever, thanks to such filmmaker icons as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Kathryn Bigelow, and legendary photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams. If you have always had a passion for film and photography, here is your chance to develop it even further with a BA which will both challenge and inspire you. With a strong focus on practical experience, you will have the freedom to develop your own ideas and approach to film and photography, great preparation for an exciting career in the creative and cultural industries. The programme begins with an overview of mass media and communications, and an introduction to photography and film. You will explore the international history and theory of filmmaking and photography, looking at the milestones within both industries as well as the pioneers and their key achievements. Industry-leading guest lecturers will provide their perspective on the exciting worlds of film and photography, provoking discussion and critical thought. In the second part of this programme, there’s a strong emphasis on the practical as you’ll be specialising in filmmaking, as well as the development of photographic techniques, with a choice of electives from Documentary Theory and Production to Animation and Motion, Scriptwriting to Advanced Digital Video. The home of many world-leading film production companies and photography studios, London is a fantastic location for this programme and you can do an optional internship with a London-based film or photography company. By studying with us at Richmond, you’ll gain two degrees through one programme, one from the UK and one from the US. 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/
- Opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of filmmaking and photography, giving you the option of a career in either industry
- Benefit from London’s thriving film industry
- Learn from highly qualified academics with industry experience and guest lecturers
- Gain vital work experience through an internship, choose from a wide range of leading international organisations in London, the USA or China
- Benefit from learning in small classes within an international environment, alongside students from all over the world
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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Richmond, The American International University in London
Richmond upon Thames
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