Film and Television Studies BA

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.

Course details

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.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

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.

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.


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.
T levels : Merit overall



During your work experience you’ll gain training and skills in your area of interest and get insight into the working practices of film and media organisations. You’ll develop the problem-solving and management skills required to succeed in your future career.

We have extensive links with employers and industry and you’ll benefit from our networks to arrange your work placement. We can also support you in approaching a business of your choice.

Our graduates have secured jobs with companies including BBC, ITV, Granada, Amazon Prime, Framestore and Ridley Scott Associates as casting agents, researchers, production assistants and film officers.


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.

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


  • FM2625 – World Cinemas
  • FM2621 – Introduction to World Cinemas
  • FM2606 – Understanding the Film and Television Industries
  • FM2605 – Short Fictions


  • FM2623 – Film and TV Genres
  • FM2627 – Animation
  • FM2628 – Professional Development Project: Moving Image, Activism and Social Justice


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


  • FM3603 – Analysis of Film and Television Work Experience
  • FM3017 – Alternative Film and Video Practices
  • FM3015 – American Independent Cinema
  • CO3603 – Changing Audiences
  • FM3632 – Documentary: Image and Violence
  • SO3609 – Digital Cultures
  • FM3007 – Gender and Sexuality
  • FM3010 – Horror
  • SO3610 – Racism, Identity and Difference