University Of Greenwich Film Studies

University Of Greenwich Film Studies

Film Studies, BA Hons

  • For those who want to learn the history of making and criticising film
  • Suitable for students who wish to combine a theoretical understanding of moving images with film practice
  • Gain key skills in critical analysis of visual images, particularly valued by employers in a multimedia environment
  • Develop excellent communication skills, as you learn how to communicate effectively in images and words through your written work and visual analysis
  • Graduates from this programme work in a range of creative industries including film production, media research, film festivals, media education, advertising and film curating/programming.

University Of Greenwich Film Studies


“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed” – Stanley Kubrick

Our world is dominated by moving images. A degree in Film Studies will enable you to explore this world, taking you to other cultures, spaces, and eras.

What will I learn? 

This degree programme blends creative practice with academic work, it will challenge you to make and reflect upon cinema. You will learn: Working to brief, teamwork, negotiation, project management, development (i.e., initiation and planning of creative projects), audio-visual production and screenwriting (storytelling and writing techniques).

Year 1

You will be introduced to the history of cinema’s emergence and the role of moving images in contemporary society. You will also be introduced to the foundational principles of film production.

Year 2

We look more specifically at two aspects of film studies: international and transnational film industries, and the question of what makes a film ‘independent’.

Year 3

In your final year, you can choose to do a major project – this can be in the form of a written dissertation on a topic of your choice, or a creative project. Our core courses investigate representations of memory and space on film.

Why Greenwich?

The University of Greenwich provides a unique environment for Film Studies. The location of countless film and television productions, including Les Miserables, Thor, and The Pirates of the Caribbean.

Our BA Film Studies students are taught by experts working in a variety of film-related fields. Our Film Studies staff have won awards for scripts and short films, prizes for published articles and books, and also engage in public work such as programming film seasons for Picturehouse cinemas and introducing film screenings across the UK and abroad.

We have newly-built facilities such as editing suites for video, including two ‘high-def’ suites, a sound studio with audio booths, and two broadcast-quality TV studios. Cameras, audio recorders and specialist software for film editing and production are available to students as part of their programme of study.

Student work is often exhibited at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery which is on the campus.

University Of Greenwich Film Studies

How will I learn?

Teaching is conducted primarily through taught courses based around material provided in lectures – which you will supplement through accessing our vast array of publications in our library. The skills you learn during lectures and self-study will be applied in practical, interactive workshops.

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This degree opens a wide range of opportunities in the film and other media industries, public service and teaching. Graduates have gone on to roles in film and TV development, production and post-production. With a broad training in visual culture and media production, alumni of the programme can be found working in film festivals, media marketing and advertising, communications-roles in industry, as well as in postgraduate study.
Students will be coveted for film and visual culture journalism roles for their ability to write clearly and passionately on a wide range of topics, for the multicultural awareness their degree encourages, and their multimedia skills.

Our students also pursue careers in advertising. From creating advertisements, planning when and where they will appear, to liaising with production companies or art galleries, a degree in visual material is indispensable, as students will understand how meanings can be manipulated through different visual forms.
Students will also have had three years of practice of critically evaluating images. A job in publishing, for example, of film books or exhibition catalogues, will require an attention to detail which the programme, with its emphasis upon the close scrutiny of images, will provide students with.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?

The Erasmus Programme is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme available for students and provides a grant towards the cost of studying aboard. We have a dedicated placement team who will support students in finding work placements and internships as well as giving students practical advice on writing CVs and preparing for interviews and assessment centres.

University Of Greenwich Film Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points. This could be a 3 A-levels at grades BBB or an equivalent combination of A-levels and BTECs. You will also need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above. Apply

through the UCAS website. You may be invited for interview.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

University Of Greenwich Film Studies

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C).

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.