UWE Bristol - BA Hons Film Studies

UWE Bristol

BA Hons Film Studies

Gain practical experience, make valuable contacts and build the skills you need for an exciting career in the thriving film and television industry.

Why study film?

Film engages, informs and inspires around the globe. It influences the way we see the world, helps us understand ourselves and gives us insight into the experience of others.

Get to know the creative and cultural forces that shape cinema and its audiences, and understand the role of the arts in today's society.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Film Studies enhances your understanding and enjoyment of cinema.

You'll study more than a century of American, British and world cinema, and learn about the social, cultural and economic factors that influence film.

Examine film criticism, marketing and festivals, and explore how film is produced and consumed.

Learn from leading academics. Explore different styles and forms of filmmaking, from contemporary blockbusters and indie movies, to documentaries, silent shorts and avant-garde experiments. Focus on the areas of film that most interest you.

Bristol is a creative hub for film and the arts, and our staff have strong relationships with local organisations, including the Watershed Media Centre, the Arnolfini and the Cube Microplex.

Take up volunteering, work experience and internship opportunities with collaborating arts organisations, pop-up events, and festivals such as Encounters Film Festival and the Bristol Radical Film Festival. There are also options to do summer work experience, or a sandwich year placement after Year two.

Graduate with an impressive set of skills and portfolio of work.

Where can it take me?

Your expertise in communication, critical analysis, research and creative thinking will be needed in a variety of sectors.

You could go on to work on film festivals or events, create your own films or write about them. Or move into other sectors such as publishing, digital content creation or advertising.

You might also go onto postgraduate study.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

You'll be ready for a broad range of careers as well as postgraduate study.Tailoring what and how you study, you can shape the course towards the aspect of film, or career, you want to move into.

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of professions across the creative, cultural, media and heritage industries. These include:

  • publishing
  • editing
  • digital content creation
  • festival and cultural event management
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • advertising

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Film Style and Meaning
The Movie Experience: Audience, Culture and Taste
Hollywood and Beyond: Commerce, Creativity and Authorship
Imagining Realities
Spectacle, Action, Narrative.

Year 2

Hollywood and World Cinema
British Film and Television
Adaptation: Screenwriting and Narrative Form
Screen Representations: Difference and Diversity
Film Genre
Professional Writing About Film.

Placement year

Final Year

Film Studies Independent Project.

Four optional modules
Contemporary Cinema
Music, Cinema, Culture
'Outsider' Cinema: Indie Films and Cult Movies
Wallace, Gromit and 'the Green Hollywood': Bristol Film and Television Industries
Feeling Cinema: Embodiment and Affect
Stardom: Performance and Agency.

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