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.