Theatre and Film - BA (Hons)

The Theatre and Film BA merges cinematic and performance languages, explored through practice and theory. Develop the skills required for successful employment opportunities within the international film and television industries, and within theatre and performing arts.

Course details

London is an undisputed global hub for the creative industries, theatre and film in particular. This course combines practical and theoretical approaches to explore this area and, where possible, capitalises on our London location to help you to directly engage with prospective employers.
  • 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

London Met’s theatre and film courses enjoy world-class collaborations with internationally acclaimed organisations such as Tate Modern, the National Theatre, the Royal Court and Istituto Teatrale Europeo in Rome. We host weekly industry events, such as film and theatre directors’ talks, masterclasses, screenings and performances.

Our graduates have won awards in film festivals including Cannes, starred in BBC and CBS series, formed acclaimed theatre and film production companies across the globe, featured in long-running West End shows and worked successfully in all aspects of the theatre, film and television industries.

Studying this course, you’ll build a versatile approach, responding to the increasingly changeable nature of the theatre and film industries. You’ll develop skills in performing, writing for stage and screen, directing, producing and critically engaging with the language of cinema and live performance.


Entry requirements

a minimum grade C in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

a portfolio review

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.

  • Comparing Theatre and Film (core, 30 credits)
  • Devising (core, 30 credits)
  • Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Performance, Art and Film Ideas 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Combining Theatre and Film (core, 30 credits)
  • Film and Television Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Performance, Art and Film Ideas 2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Choreographing Performance (option, 15 credits)
  • Directing 1 (option, 15 credits)
  • Dramaturgy (option, 15 credits)
  • Workshop Leadership (option, 15 credits)
  • Festival Showcase (core, 30 credits)
  • Performance Research and Development (core, 30 credits)
  • Collaborative Film Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Independent Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Directing 2 (option, 15 credits)
  • Installation and Site (option, 15 credits)
  • Producing (option, 15 credits)
  • Writing for Theatre and Performance (option, 15 credits)