Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is ideal if you’d like to pursue a degree in film studies but can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year degree. This course has a built-in foundation year that is designed to prepare you for more rigorous study in the subsequent three years of your course.

Course details

Our Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) will equip you with knowledge about the film and television industry, as well as transferable and practical skills that are applicable in the real-world.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The foundation year will be shared with students from other foundation year degrees in the School of Computing and Digital Media. This will be the ideal opportunity to meet students from different specialisms and exchange ideas on the programme you study.

Throughout your degree you’ll receive academic and pastoral support from your tutors and academic mentor. There will also be opportunities to attend career-related workshops, which can help you with skills, such as job application writing and interview techniques.

Following your foundation year you’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students on the traditional three-year course. Visit our Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) course page to learn more about the subsequent three years of your studies.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2), if you meet the UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English at GCSE you may be offered a University test in this area

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Digital Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Journalism and Writing for Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Media and Communications (core, 30 credits)
  • Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)
  • Film and TV Practice 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Film and TV Production 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Film and Television Histories (core, 30 credits)
  • British and European Cinema (core, 15 credits)
  • Contemporary Television Studies (core, 15 credits)
  • Film and TV Industry Roles (core, 15 credits)
  • Hollywood Industry and Politics (core, 15 credits)
  • Hollywood Stardom, Genre and Authorship (core, 15 credits)
  • Scripting Performance for Screen (core, 15 credits)
  • Stardom and Performance (core, 15 credits)
  • Work Based Learning for Media (core, 15 credits)
  • Documentary Filmmaking (core, 15 credits)
  • Film Reception and Interpretation (core, 15 credits)
  • Film and TV Industry Careers (core, 15 credits)
  • Project (Film and Television Studies) (core, 30 credits)
  • Screening America in Hollywood Film (core, 30 credits)
  • The French New Wave (core, 15 credits)