Film Studies at Greenwich combines theory and practice in the study and creation of film and audiovisual media. The programme is built on a carefully selected set of courses that introduce you to ways of reading and understanding the history and theory of film, the production of motion pictures and the experience of those who work in the industry.
As a student, you will develop scholarship and autonomy of intellect, including the ability to research, analyse and write about film and related subjects in a variety of styles. You will also develop skills related to storytelling and practices of representation in audiovisual media, alongside the ability to reflect on your own learning and creative practice. Through film theory, film history and the critical study of film you will develop writing, research and presentation skills. Artistic and technical skills include screenwriting, storyboarding, camerawork, photography, sound recording and editing. Through independent research and creative projects you will develop teamwork, project management, working to brief and deadline, and related professional and personal skills.
Purpose-built recording studios and editing suites are used by students on the programme. Students are trained in the use of professional-grade equipment, alongside the artistic and technical principles for its use.
This degree opens a wide range of opportunities in industry, 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 in marketing and advertising, communications-roles in industry, as well as in teaching, government and postgraduate study.
The aims of the programme are:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Applicants should have:
280 UCAS points
OF WHICH 240 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification.
PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.
• Applicants may be invited to interview.
• Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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