Anglia Ruskin University

Drama and Film Studies Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Combine your love of film and drama. Use our industry-standard equipment and fantastic studio spaces to create high-quality film and live performance work – and get the practical skills you need to work in the film and theatre industries.
This course is a fascinating mix of drama and film, of practical work and theory.

Our Drama modules focus on 20th-century and contemporary performance practice. You’ll work on public productions as well as smaller scale projects – sometimes alongside students from other courses, developing collaborative approaches to your creative work.

Meanwhile, our Film modules will allow you to investigate the process of film-making and the way that different people have approached it all over the world, throughout the history of cinema. You’ll make explorative, creative short films in video, animation or 16mm formats, and develop your particular interests with our specialist subjects such as film reviewing, film theory and screenwriting.

You’ll even have the chance to show your film and performance works at professional public arts venues such as the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge Junction or Wysing Arts Centre.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Staging and Reception Staging and Production Performance Contexts 1A Performance Contexts 1B Introduction to Film and Cinema Introduction to Video 1

Year one, optional modules

Introduction to Global Cinema Introduction to Video 2

Year two, core modules

Theorising Spectatorship Making Performance The Body in Performance Classical Hollywood Cinema

Year two, optional modules

Documentary Film Theory Cinema and Sound Independent Cinema: US and Beyond Animation New Media Performance Non-Fiction Filmmaking Design for Performance Performance Practitioners

Year three, core modules

Devising Performance Major Project

Year three, optional modules

Narrative in Global Cinema Special Topics in Film Studies Independent Film Practice 1 Working in English and Media Special Subject Contemporary Texts Performance and Identity Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video Multiplexed: Contemporary Popular Cinema

Optional modules available all years

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment method

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.

You’ll demonstrate your learning through essays, reports, critical reflections, presentations, studio and public performances and a major project, which may include practical work.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code WP4H
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
A level 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

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