Humanities & Social Science,
CourseFilm Studies BA (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
In an increasingly media-focused world, this course 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.
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.
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.
Learn in a real cinema environment thanks to our partnership with Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre, while benefiting from placement opportunities and the chance to organise and manage an annual film festival.
Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Students have been able to immerse themselves in Hollywood’s fan culture, tour iconic cinemas in Berlin and attend the famous Cannes Film Festival.
Benefit from experts in our prestigious Cinema and Television History Research Institute, as well as guest lectures by well-established film directors, exhibitors, writers, distributors, and journalists.
Our communication, cultural and media studies research is ranked joint first in the UK for the proportion of research outputs, rated as world-leading (4*) in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the most recent evaluation of its kind.
Graduates have gone on to work for high-profile employers including the BBC and Odeon Entertainment in varied roles including research, teaching and writing for film, public relations and film journalism.