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BA in Film and Television Studies

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 22,379

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  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Do you enjoy watching films and TV shows, and wonder what goes on behind the scenes to bring the stories to life? Do you want to work in the industry where you could make the next blockbuster or TV series? If so, the Film and Television Studies BA at Brunel is the course for you.
  • 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.
  • You will benefit from our fantastic editing suites which have up-to-date production software including: Adobe Creative Cloud; Avid Media Composer; Avid ProTools, and; Final Cut Pro. We also have a range of high quality camera, sound, lighting, and grip equipment ready for you to use. These resources will allow you to bring your ideas, thoughts and creations to life.
  • To complement your learning you’ll watch weekly screenings of a film or programme relevant to the topic being studied followed by a lecture that covers some of the key ideas and theories of film and television. After the lecture you have the opportunity to contribute to group discussions and share ideas with others in your seminars. This format allows you to develop a strong understanding of what goes into the entertainment on our screens, and gives you the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with your peers.
  • 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 and will give you the opportunity to showcase your talent.
  • Learn with confidence knowing that you are taught by some of the best film academics in the UK. Not only are they experts in the industry, but they have published work in the field so some of the books on your reading list may be written by those teaching you. You can find out more about our team here.
  • The Film and Television Studies 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.
  • 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. For more information see Year 3 content, or visit our placement page to explore the one-year work placement.
  • If you decide to do postgraduate study, this course provides you with skills to succeed including developing an idea and seeing it through to the end, project management skills, ability to work in a team and individually and an ability to analyse your own work.
  • You will graduate with the confidence to be a creative and imaginative cultural producer with solid knowledge of film culture and practical experience which will put you in good stead for your future career.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

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 grade 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.
  • 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)
  • On this innovative course you will develop an understanding of how film and television products work, and will gain key practical and transferable skills vital in this competitive job market.
  • For your practical modules you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment including high-quality cameras, lighting, sound, and grip equipment. You’ll also learn to edit in our edit suites which run Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid ProTools, and Final Cut Pro.

Please see the programme specification for the specific optional module combination choices that are available.

  • 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

  • FM1616 Storytelling
  • FM1619 Technology Industry and Form
  • FM1617 Representation and Identity
  • FM1618 Creative Project Development

Year 2

  • FM2625 World Cinemas
  • FM2605 Short Fictions
  • FM2606 Understanding the Film and Television Industries


  • FM2010 Screenwriting
  • FM2623 Film and TV Genres

Year 3


  • FM3639 Film and Television Studies Dissertation
  • FM3640 Film and Television Studies Dissertation Video Essay


  • FM3007 - Gender and Sexuality
  • FM3010 - The Horror Film
  • FM3603 Analysis of Film and Television Work Experience
  • FM3632 Image and Violence
  • FM3017 Alternative Film and Video Production
  • FM3015 - American Independent Cinema
  • FM3632 Documentary: Image and Violence
  • SO3609 - Digital Cultures
  • SO3610 - Racism, Identity and Difference
  • CO3603 - Changing Audiences
  • UK
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £6,935 part-time
  • £1,385 placement year 
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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