Combine film and media theory with practical skills including film-making, animation and digital publishing on our Film and Media degree in Cambridge.
"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."
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Combine film theory and media theory with practical skills including film-making, multimedia content creation and digital publishing.
Our BA (Hons) Film and Media degree will introduce you to the key issues 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..
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. You’ll also be able to focus on particular areas of interest, including digital publishing (building apps), radio production, screenwriting and computer coding.
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.
You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out a work placement, or produce a commissioned product, in the area of your choice as you prepare for a career in film- and media-related roles, including production, post-production, digital content creation and journalism. You can also take an optional placement year.
In your final year, your moving image work is screened at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. The best films will also be selected for showing at the annual Cambridge Film Festival.
Throughout your BA (Hons) Film and Media degree, you’ll be supported by our team of expert lecturers and a close-knit community of students and graduates.
What’s more, you can choose to study abroad as part of your course, and get funding to cover the cost.
Take a look at our Film, Media and Communication students' latest work.
A film by Tom Goodridge (BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies), Matt Cairns (BA (Hons) Film Studies) and Harry Pull (BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies)
A film by students Julia Kozuszna (BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies) and Jorvan White (BA (Hons) Writing and Film Studies)
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As part of your studies at ARU, you’ll have access to all of our creative industries facilities including:
Our new digital workshop includes a variety of computer aided manufacturing machines, helping you learn up to date manufacturing and design processes as well as supporting many traditional techniques. These technologies include:
Throughout the course you’ll benefit from extra-curricular events such as:
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Meanwhile, Present is an exhibition that you curate for yourself. Explore the work of our graduating students in this eye-catching virtual degree show.
Course Leader, BA (Hons) Film and Media Lecturer, Film, Writing and Media
Associate Professor in Film and Media Course Leader, BA (Hons) Film
Senior Lecturer, Film and Media Link Tutor, Journalism and Media, UCP
Deputy Head, Film and Media
Associate Professor of Media and Culture; Research Convenor in Film and Media
Associate Professor in Film, Media and Culture Co-Director, ARC Media Course Leader, BA (Hons) Media and Communication
Associate Professor, Film and Media
Senior Lecturer, Media Studies
At ARU we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Our BA (Hons) Film and Media degree 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 also decide to continue on to a Masters course, such as our MA Film and Television Production. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
Our links with local and national organisation will help you make contacts and find work placements in the industry. Our recent students have found internships and placements with companies including the BBC, Pinewood Studios, StudioCanal UK, Sight and Sound magazine, and Watersprite Film Festival.
We’re an official Blackmagic Design training partner, which means you can get certification in their DaVinci Resolve video editing software.
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This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.More about foundation years
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