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Film and media

You’re fascinated by the way we use film, television, photography and the media to express ideas. Our courses let you explore the culture of communication, and develop your own style of media production - while focusing on the skills and knowledge valued by employers.

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Here in Cambridge School of Creative Industries, we believe in the importance of experimentation and risk-taking to create experiences that entertain, educate and inspire.

During your studies, you'll gain the confidence and practical skills to pursue your ambitions, whether you want to go freelance, run your own business or join an established company. And you'll be able to experiment, explore and create in our world-class facilities, using industry-standard equipment and software.

Our research-active staff will support you all the way, sharing the knowledge and insights they've gained as professional writers, film-makers and media experts.

Meanwhile our strong industry links, and position at the heart of Cambridge's creative industry, will give you invaluable opportunities to improve your employability through work placements, live briefs, public performances and screenings.

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Award-winning work

Our film students won four out of nine categories at the Royal Television East Awards 2020. Get a flavour of their work.

Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Join us in Cambridge School of Creative Industries and:

  • study in facilities including a TV studio, editing suites, sound studios, and state-of-the-art computing suites
  • use industry-standard software and hardware, and specialist film and photography equipment
  • work on live briefs in collaboration with local tech and creative firms
  • access our award-winning library and IT facilities.
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CATARINA RODRIGUES

"I was always very interested in the visual world. Studying film was the perfect way to combine a passion for photography with movement and sound."

CATARINA RODRIGUES

BA (Hons) Film Studies

Catarina's ARU experience

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Digital Media Production

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full time
,
4 years with placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Design and create innovative digital multimedia content
  • Industry-standard software, hardware and extensive facilities
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Drama and Film

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore film theory and film-making from all over the world
  • Discover different modes of performance and drama practice
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Film

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Learn both film theory and film-making practice
  • Prepare for a career in film, arts and culture-related roles
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Film and Media

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Combine film and media theory with practical skills including film-making
  • The opportunity to screen your work at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
  • Hands-on experience in an optional placement year

Film Production

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Develop your skills in cinematography, producing and directing
  • Opportunities to collaborate and exhibit your work professionally
  • Make the most of Cambridge’s creative scene with our local links

Journalism

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
University Centre Peterborough
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a working journalist – including how to work with video, photography or online by studying a Journalism degree at ARU.

Media and Communication

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Explore media theory and practice from broadcast to digital publishing
  • Specialist facilities for getting hands-on and engaging with production
  • Professional experience in an optional placement year

Film and Television Production

Postgraduate - MA

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
1 year full-time
,
17 months full-time
,
24 months part-time
Course features
  • Develop as a producer/developer of factual films and television programmes
  • Create a portfolio using our specialist film-making facilities
  • Make valuable industry connections

Film and Television Production

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to join one of our research projects or explore your own interests in Film and Television Production, supported by the expertise of our staff.

Film Studies and Media Studies

Research - MPhil : PhD

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Our PhD research programmes will allow you to join one of our research projects or explore your own interests in Film Studies and Media Studies, supported by the expertise of our staff.
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