BA in Film Production and Theatre

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
BA in Film Production and Theatre
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 3,284,287
Course Accredited By BAFTA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Do you want to work in an industry which creates moments of temporary escapism on stage or on screen for captivated audiences? If so, the Film Production and Theatre BA at Brunel is the course for you. You will be able to combine your love for the theatre with your passion for films and turn your creativity into a fantastic fulfilling career.

  • Your degree will give you a thorough understanding of film by combining the production with the theory of visual digital media. Delve into practical film and video-making, scriptwriting, filming and editing, whilst honing your critical analysis and research skills to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the film and TV industries work.
  • In addition to film production skills, you will also have the opportunity to study a wide variety of theatre-related specialisms such as acting, applied practice, devising/theatre making, digital theatre, musical theatre, physical theatre and writing for performance. This course will prepare you to pursue a wide range of careers in the theatre and entertainment industries and beyond.
  • The course will allow you to bring your ideas, thoughts and inspirations to the screen. By using the fantastic editing suites with up-to-date production software including Avid with accredited training facilities for Final Cut Pro 10 you will be able to bring your creations to life.
  • During your degree, you will be able to immerse yourself in one of the cultural capitals of the world. Being so close to London will give you easy access to the city’s rich and diverse culture and theatre events. You will have the opportunity to go on theatre visits and take part in workshops with cutting edge theatre companies as part of your course. Past theatre trips have included productions in the West End, The Barbican, The National Theatre, Royal Court, Sadler’s Wells and many others.
  • As well as enhancing your learning by attending screenings at the British Film Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and other cinemas across the capital, you will also be eligible to enter our annual Brunel University Film Festival (BUFF) with categories including Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction and Best Overall Film. This will allow you to put what you have learnt into practice.
  • Learn with confidence knowing that you are taught by cutting edge academics and industry specialists who are some of the best in the UK. You’ll benefit from their in-depth knowledge and passion for what they teach as well as their first-hand experience of what it takes to break into the film and theatre industries. Many have published work in the field, so some of the books on your reading list may be written by those teaching you.
  • Gain insight into life after your studies by putting your learning into practice through a one-year work placement. You will graduate with valuable work experience to enhance your employment prospects and will be able to develop an understanding of the working world within the film or theatre industry. We have excellent links with a wide range of notable external organisations, so you will have the opportunity to apply for high quality placements across London.
  • Previous students have undertaken placement at many prestigious venues including The Pinewood Group, Fremantle Media, Objective Productions, Mousetrap Theatre Company, Finsborough Theatre, Grieg City Academy and the Unicorn Theatre.
  • The Film Production and Theatre BA is a part of the BAFTA albert education partnership. This accreditation provides students with exclusive access to the industry’s BAFTA albert carbon calculator, a tool used by Netflix, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, UKTV and Sky when producing their content. Participating students will work towards creating environmentally-friendly, sustainable content. Upon completion you will be presented with industry-recognised certification and become an official “BAFTA albert graduate”. This opportunity is provided at no extra cost.
  • You will graduate with the confidence to be a creative and imaginative cultural producer with solid knowledge of film and theatre processes and practical experience which will put you in good stead for your future career.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements
GCE A-level BBC.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, with an A-Level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-Levels grades BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • Applicants with relevant theatre experience may also be considered.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • This innovative course allows you to combine your acting and directing skills in theatre with knowledge of film culture and production skills and processes.
  • For your practical modules you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including HD digital cameras. You’ll learn to edit on Avid and Final Cut Pro in our first-class edit suites, with plenty of technical support on hand.
  • Please see the link below for more information on the compulsory and optional modules offered throughout the course for each pathway. The dropdown menus further below offer information on the content of the modules.
  • Programme Specification

Please note

  • Year 3 compulsory modules are structured as follows:
  • Option 1 - DR3614 or DR3608 or FM3635
  • Option 2 - two single projects FM3002 and DR3606
  • Option 3 - one joint dissertation
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement or 6 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

  • DR1615 Perspectives 1
  • DR1604: Ensemble Production
  • FM1616 Storytelling
  • FM1618 Creative Project Development


  • DR1612 Physical Theatre 1: Between Dance and Theatre
  • DR1601 Acting: Essential Skills
  • DR1607 Applied Drama Practice 1: An Introduction
  • DR1613 Musical Theatre 1
  • DR1617 Digital & Technical Theatre
  • DR1616 Theatre Making 1

Year 2

  • DR2608 Perspectives
  • FM2605 Short Fictions
  • FM2606 Understanding the Film and Television Industries


  • DR2601 Acting: Beyond Naturalism
  • DR2602 Applied Drama 2: Project
  • DR2607 Digital Performance 2
  • DR2612 Musical Theatre 2: Histories, Practices and Theories
  • DR2613 Writing 2: Experiments in Language for Performance
  • DR2614 Physical Theatre 2: Performance and Embodiment
  • DR2619 Theatre Making 2
  • FM2623 Film and TV Genres
  • FM2010 Screenwriting

Year 3


  • DR3614 Final Production
  • DR3608 Written Dissertation
  • FM3002 Special Project in Film and Television Studies
  • DR3606 Written Dissertation Single
  • FM3625 Joint Film/Theatre Final Production
  • FM3635 Dissertation by Film Practice (Film / Theatre Joint)
  • FM3637 Dissertation in Film Practice


  • FM3007 Gender and Sexuality
  • FM3603 Analysis of Film and Television Work Experience
  • FM3010 - The Horror Film
  • FM3015 - American Independent Cinema
  • DR3617 Advanced Physical Theatre 3
  • DR3601 Perspectives 3: Battling with Ideas
  • DR3612 Advanced Musical Theatre 3
  • DR3616 Professional Experience and Development
  • DR3618 Advanced Acting
  • DR3619 Digital Performance and Technology 3
  • FM3017 Alternative Film and Video Production
  • FM3632 Documentary: Image and Violence
  • DR3615 New Writing: Page to Stage
  • DR3620 Anti-Racism and Performance
  • DR3620 Anti-Racism and Performance

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