Film and Theatre Making BA

Queen's University Belfast
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

Film and Theatre Making BA

The BA in Film and Theatre Making combines the strengths of Queen’s highly regarded Film and Drama departments, offering students a unique opportunity to study the intricacies of production practice in both film and theatre.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB

Access Course

Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level, including English

BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma

QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade.

RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade.


A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree.

English Language Requirements

An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school. 

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Program content

Stage 1

  • Introduction to Film Practice
  • Introduction to Film Studies 1
  • Editing for Film and Television
  • Writing about Theatre
  • Introduction to Performing
  • Introduction to Acting for Stage and Screen
  • Production Practices

Stage 2

  • Cinematography
  • Experimental Practice
  • Non-fiction Film Practice
  • Cinema and Modernism
  • Hollywood Cinema 1
  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • British Cinema: Nation, Identity and Industry
  • Documentary Film Studies
  • Troubles Drama, 1961-1998
  • Radio Drama
  • Directing and Design for Stage
  • Greek Tragedy In Performance
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Educational Drama
  • Introduction to Arts Management
  • American Theatre
  • The Art of the Actor
  • Devising Theatre

Stage 3

  • Advanced Film Practice 1
  • Advanced Film Practice 2
  • Cinema and Postmodernism
  • Film and Music:Theory & Criticism
  • Film Authorship
  • Film and Animation
  • Film and Sound Design
  • Contemporary Performing Practices
  • Solo Performance
  • Work-based Learning (Placement)
  • Performing the Classics
  • The Theatre of Brian Friel
  • Dance Theatre
  • Drama, Health and Social Care
  • Theory and Practice of Adaptation
  • Postconflict Drama: Performing the NI Peace Process
  • Film Dissertation
  • Drama Dissertation


  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £9,250
  • EU Other - £17,400
  • International - £17,400

Career paths

Our graduates have progressed to a range of entertainment and media-based careers.

  • Positions obtained by recent graduates of Film and Drama at Queen’s include:
  • Researcher at BBC NI
  • Production Trainee at BBC
  • Professional actors & directors for the stage
  • On-set VFX Supervisor for HBO (Game of Thrones)
  • Camera Department for HBO (Game of Thrones)
  • Festival Director at Belfast Film Festival
  • Editor at Fifty Fifty Productions, London

About this institute

Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 200 in the...

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