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Film Studies and Production BA

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

Program description

Film Studies and Production BA

The Film Studies and Production degree at Queen’s balances critical thinking and filmmaking. Students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in digital production, screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing, as well as developing their understanding of film and moving image and broader film culture. Classes take place in the cinema of the Queen’s Film Theatre, while practice classes are taught in our dedicated Film Studio with full broadcast-quality LED lighting and green screen. 

Admission requirements

A level requirements

  • BBB

Access Course

Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65%.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level.

BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma

QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 100 credits at Distinction grade and 80 credits at Merit grade.

RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 540 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 540 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 Studies 1
  • Introduction to Film Studies 2
  • Introduction to Film Practice
  • Editing for Film and Television
  • Visual Studies: Theory and Practice

Stage 2

  • Cinematography
  • Documentary Film Studies
  • Experimental Practice
  • Hollywood Cinema 1
  • World Cinemas
  • Cinema and Modernism
  • Documentary Film Studies
  • British Cinema: Nation, Identity and Industry
  • Screen Industries in Europe
  • Introduction to Arts Management
  • Film Sound Design

Stage 3

  • Advanced Film Practice 1
  • Advanced Film Practice 2
  • Work-based Learning (Placement)
  • Dissertation
  • Film and Music: Theory and CriticismFilm Authorship
  • Cinema and Postmodernism
  • Contemporary Cinema
  • Hollywood Cinema 2
  • Film and Animation

Tuition fees

  • 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 opportunities

Our graduates have gone into a diverse range of careers, including the following:

  • Assistant Editor, Yellow Moon
  • Sub-Editor at Virgin Media Presents
  • Associate at PwC
  • Sound Trainee, HBO
  • On-set VFX supervisor, HBO, Game of Thrones
  • Camera Department, HBO, Game of Thrones
  • Assistant Producer, Below the Radar
  • Online Assistant at Fifty Fifty Post
  • Content Delivery Operator at BBC
  • Director of The Belfast Film Festival
  • Business Consultant at CSG The Global Talent Experts

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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Contact info

Queen's University Belfast

University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom


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