Film and Media - BA (Hons)

You’ll also create your own short films in video, animation or 16mm format. Working in our professional TV and film studios, you’ll be trained in all aspects of the craft, including camera operation, sound recording and editing.

Course details

Our BA (Hons) Film and Media degree course will introduce you to the key issues and debates in film and media from feminism and postmodernism to the impact of film, TV, music and the media on society, including politics, youth culture and technology.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

As a Film and Media student at ARU, you’ll learn the language of film from the perspective of a film-maker, and use this to inform your own short films. You’ll also explore current issues around our data-driven society through modules in digital media theory and law, culture and technology and use this knowledge in the production of apps, podcasts or online platforms.


Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


Our Film and Media degree course is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of both the theory and practice of film and media. It will help you prepare for many film- and media-related roles, including film and television production and post-production, film journalism, cinema and film festival management, film programming and curation, publishing, broadcasting, web design and public relations.

You might set your sights on film-making itself. Graduates typically start their film careers as runners, camera assistants, programme researchers, second assistants, or junior technicians on set, but as you accrue experience and make connections, you could turn your hand to more specialised jobs in sound, lighting, effects, writing, editing and producing.


You’ll show your progress through many different methods that reflect the range of skills required by employers. Your assignments might include case studies, critical essays, screenplays, journals, film reviews and analyses, presentations, and a portfolio of practical work, as well as ‘hands on’ assignments such as internet, print and video production/commissions.

  • Film Language and Concepts
  • Creative Moving Image
  • Sound, Text, Image
  • Theorising Popular Culture

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Television Studies
  • Introduction to Filmmaking: Super 8mm
  • Theorising Spectatorship
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Teenage Kicks: Youth Culture and Media
  • Online Journalism
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)

Optional modules

  • Documentary Film Theory
  • Television Genres
  • Digital Media Theory: Social Media, AI, and the Cultures of the Internet
  • Photography
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
  • Creative Media Practice Process
  • Creative Media Practice Themes
  • 16mm Filmmaking
  • Independent Cinema: US and Beyond
  • Cinema and Sound
  • Major Project
  • Major Project in Creative Media Practice
  • Sound and Vision: Music and Media
  • Gender and Popular Cinema

Optional modules

  • Special Topics in Film Studies
  • ‘Fake News’, Media Law and Social Conflict
  • Cultural Politics of Celebrity
  • Contemporary Television
  • Experiments in Film and Moving Image
  • Narrative in Global Cinema
  • Digital Publishing
  • Avant-Garde Cinema
  • Anglia Language Programme