Film Studies

Gain the skills to become a professional film-maker, critic, event organiser, writer or industry analyst through the academic study of cinema, and prepare yourself for a career in the creative industries.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Film Studies

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


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Degree Overview

In a Media focused world, this degree programme will develop your existing passion for film and TV into a prospective career, helping you acquire a skillset required for many technical and creative roles.

From broadcast journalism to the arts and events, this course focuses on the study of film and its variety of uses, and challenges you to see far beyond just the viewing experience.

In this course you will be able to choose modules that combine practice and study, giving you a strong theoretical understanding, as well as versatile skills such as communication and critical analysis. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of fields, including film and TV, but also finance, public relations, banking, and tourism.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Through this course you will be able to gain a strong theoretical understanding of the global film industry, cult film, media capture and processing, audiences and fandom, writing for the screen, and the practical skills of film-making.

The course provides a broad grounding in film history, criticism, practice and industry skills. Students may pursue a variety of careers in the film and cultural industries.

Work placements are offered as part of this course and can boost your skills and experience while studying, as well as improving your chances of gaining a graduate level job.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.