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Film Studies and Production

Bangor University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Film Studies and Production

This course allows you to combine practice, critical and creative work. You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in digital production, screenwriting, directing and develop your understanding of film, moving image and broader film culture. You will analyse and reflect on film and documentary. Practice-based learning framed by the study of film concepts and current industrial practices will encourage you to become creative and critical practitioners with highly developed audio-visual literacy – valuable employability skills for the media and creative industries sector.

If you’re always wanted to turn that film that’s in your head into a reality, or develop a deeper understanding about how films tell our stories, then this is the degree for you. This exciting course will provide you with all the tools and knowledge that you will need to make a profession of your passion and forge a career in film.

Our Film degree will provide a theoretical grounding and historical understanding of visual culture, as well as equip you with a broad range of production skills within different areas of the media, including documentary filmmaking, screenwriting and short film production.

This course will also equip you with a solid grounding in the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought-after professional in these fields.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 Entry

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:

  • A Levels
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DDM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
  • T-levels: considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details here.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Intro to Studying Mass Culture
  • Film Language

Semester 2

  • Film History
  • Visual Cultures

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Research and Methods

Semester 2

  • Race & Gender
  • Film Distribution & Marketing
  • Film Theory

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 2

  • Race & Gender
  • Film Distribution & Marketing

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Career paths

Studying film and theatre at Bangor can be your launchpad to a great career. We have excellent links with theatre companies, newspapers and the television industry.

Bangor film graduates work in the development and production of feature films and television, with credits like HBO (Watchmen Series), Doctor Dolittle, BBC, SKY, ITV, S4C, Channel 4 and international independent productions. Their has been recognised by awards from BAFTA and the Royal Television Society and has screened at world-class festivals, secured development from the BFI and BAFTA, and been published in titles like DETAILS, The Guardian. Student placements have included BBC, S4C, International Feature Films, Wales International Documentary Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival, and Llangollen International Festival.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of roles, including: performance and the theatre (both on and behind the stage); creative writing; professional writing and publishing; print and/or broadcast journalism; as actors, presenters and in television Program production; advertising and marketing; radio (as presenters as well as in Program production); digital, web and new media production; multi-media industries; teaching; lecturing; and public relations.

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Bangor University

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The Complete University Guide 2021 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

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We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

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Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

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We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 15 in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2020.

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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