Film Studies degree at DMU offers you the chance to go beyond the viewing experience to explore film as an art form, as a social institution, and as a business.
We offer unique courses on popular and cult film from across the world. You will study everything from horror to Japanese cinema to Disney
Our Centre for Adaptation Studies is at the cutting edge of research into film, literature and new media
The staff team is made up of published and nationally recognised academics
DMU's Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre has close links to both Phoenix Square and the BFI
Joint Honours Film Studies links the criticism and history of movies to the core concerns of a range of other subjects. If you are fascinated with film, but want to combine your interests with another area of study, the Joint Honours route is the perfect choice.
Each of the Joint Honours degrees functions as a carefully designed programme of study, which allows you to focus on the films you love, while you also develop skills in areas such as journalism, creative writing, literature and the media more generally.
UCAS course code:
Creative Writing and Film Studies: WP83
English and Film Studies: WQ6
Film Studies and Journalism: PP35
Film Studies and Media: P390
Duration: Three years full-time/six years part-time
Institution code: D26
Interview required: No
BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film Studies (WP83)
If you are taking A Levels, we usually require 260 points, including at least 2 A Levels, one at grade B preferably in English. If you do not have an A Level in English you may be asked to complete a piece of work. Please see the Creative Writing criteria for details.
BA (Hons) English and Film Studies (WQ63)
If you are taking A Levels, we usually require 260 points, including at least 2 A Levels, one in English at grade B or above. Advanced Diploma students should also have ASL English at grade B or above.
BA (Hons) Film Studies and Journalism (PP35)
We would expect to see an interest in journalism and current affairs
If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition| is available at DMU both before and during the course if required.
The Film Studies programme is based in DMU’s prestigious centre for the study of Cinema and Television History. The teaching team is made up of widely published academics, film journalists, filmmakers and industry professionals, and you will become part of a vibrant film culture at the university.
On a day to day level the course is taught using a mix of lectures, screenings, small group discussions, individual tutorials and private study. Assessment includes essays, research reports, edited collections, presentations and film reviews.
Joint honours degree students will study choose available modules from 50% of one subject and 50% of another.
*As a Joint Honours student you can choose to do your dissertation in Film Studies or your other subject.
The Film Studies staff at DMU publish widely and are all well known within their specialist fields. We have particular expertise in British cinema, popular American entertainment and cult film.
The course is led by Dr James Russell, an expert on Hollywood cinema. The team also includes Dr Ian Hunter, specialist in cult film and screen adaptations; Professor Steve Chibnall, whose recent publications include books on British B-movies, Brighton Rock and the cult gangster film Get Carter; and Dr Claire Monk, co-editor of British Historical Cinema and a regular contributor to Sight and Sound.
The multidisciplinary nature of Film Studies appeals to employers who are looking for versatile graduates adept at adjusting to new developments and practices. Our close links to the film business mean that our students have found work as editors, location scouts and independent filmmakers, or in related industries such as publishing, advertising, teaching and community arts. Other film graduates use their degree to gain employment in all manner of professional jobs in the UK and overseas, from recruitment in London to investment banking in Japan.
Film Studies is also ideal preparation for further study at DMU, and our postgraduate options include the Adaptations MA, Television Scriptwriting MA or Journalism MA. Every year, a small number of students join our vibrant postgraduate culture.
UK/EU Fees: £9000
International Fees: TBC
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DMU has one of the best equipped film libraries in the UK. Furthermore, Film Studies is closely affiliated to the Phoenix Square Cinema in Leicester, where we teach, show movies and organise events.
For more information please contact:
T: +44 (0) 116 257 7555
Film Studies and Creative Writing combines different kinds of writing skills with a focus on cinema, and emphasises screenwriting.
Film Studies and English draws on expertise from our respected team of adaptation specialists, focusing on the relationship between film and fiction.
Film Studies and Journalism allows you to combine vocational journalism skills with film news reporting and film criticism.
Film Studies and Media and Communication focuses on the role played by cinema in the broader media environment.
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