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3 - 4 Years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
London
English

Program description

BA Degree in Film & Photography

If you have always had a passion for film and photography, here is your chance to develop it even further with a BA which will both challenge and inspire you. With a strong focus on practical experience, you will have the freedom to develop your own ideas and approach to film and photography, great preparation for an exciting career in the creative and cultural industries.

The program begins with an overview of mass media and communications, and an introduction to photography and film. You will explore the international history and theory of filmmaking and photography, looking at the milestones within both industries as well as the pioneers and their key achievements.

Industry-leading guest lecturers will provide their perspective on the exciting worlds of film and photography, provoking discussion and critical thought.

In the second part of this program, there’s a strong emphasis on the practical as you’ll be specialising in filmmaking, as well as the development of photographic techniques, with a choice of electives from Documentary Theory and Production to Animation and Motion, Scriptwriting to Advanced Digital Video.

The home of many world-leading film production companies and photography studios, London is a fantastic location for this program and you can do an optional internship with a London-based film or photography company.

By studying with us at Richmond, you’ll gain two degrees through one program, one from the UK and one from the US.

Admission requirements

3 Year Pathway

  • A Levels: CCC or equivalent

All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.

4 Year Pathway

  • A Levels: 96 UCAS points
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1)
  • BTEC National Diploma: MMM
  • Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English.

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


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Program content

3 Years Pathway (Core Modules & Electives)

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • Foundations in Photography
  • Foundations of Mass Media & Communications
  • Transitions I
  • Transitions II
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Creative Expression

Spring Semester

  • Research and Writing I
  • Elective

Year 2

Fall semester

  • Sonic Media Production
  • Introduction to Visual Culture
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Digital Society
  • Introduction to Filmmaking

Plus 1 of the following:

  • History of Fashion

Spring Semester

  • Film in the Americas
  • Introduction to Art Across Cultures
  • History of Photography

Plus ALL of the following:

  • Research and Writing II
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Year 3

Fall Semester

  • Video Production
  • Photography: Theory & Practice
  • Creating Digital Images

Plus 2 of the following:

  • Mass Comunications and Society
  • Museums and Galleries of London
  • Art in Context

Spring Semester

  • History of Design
  • Gender in Film
  • American Television Drama
  • Cultural Theory
  • Psychology and Cinema
  • Adaptations: Literature and Cinema
  • Science Fiction Film: Cowboys and Aliens
  • Celebrity and Fan Culture
  • Modern Popular Music
  • Soc Of Culture & Sub Culture
  • Digital Engagment
  • Digital Collaboration
  • Digital Innovation

Year 4

  • Senior Project in Film or Photography I
  • Senior Project in Film or Photography II
  • Photojournalism
  • Script to Screen
  • Documentary Theory and Production
  • Advanced Digital Video
  • Studio Photography

Plus 3 of the following OR Internship & 2 of the following:

  • Animation and Motion
  • Web Design
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Communication Design
  • Publications Layout
  • World Internship in Film and Photography
  • Internship in Film and Photography
  • New Media & Visual Power
  • Working in the Art World
  • New Media
  • Transnational Cinema
  • International Cinema
  • History on Film

4 Year Pathway

Core Modules

Year 1

  • Foundations in Photography
  • Foundations of Mass Media & Communications
  • Transitions I
  • Transitions II
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Creative Expression
  • Research and Writing I

Year 2

  • Sonic Media Production
  • Introduction to Visual Culture
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Digital Society
  • Introduction to Filmmaking

Year 3

  • Video Production
  • Photography: Theory & Practice
  • Creating Digital Images

Year 4

  • Senior Project in Film or Photography I
  • Senior Project in Film or Photography II
  • Photojournalism
  • Script to Screen
  • Documentary Theory and Production
  • Advanced Digital Video
  • Studio Photography

Electives

Year 2

Plus 1 of the following:

  • History of Fashion
  • Film in the Americas
  • Introduction to Art Across Cultures
  • History of Photography

Plus ALL of the following:

  • Research and Writing II
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Year 3

Plus 2 of the following:

  • Mass Comunications and Society
  • Museums and Galleries of London
  • Art in Context
  • History of Design
  • Gender in Film
  • American Television Drama
  • Cultural Theory
  • Psychology and Cinema
  • Adaptations: Literature and Cinema
  • Science Fiction Film: Cowboys and Aliens
  • Celebrity and Fan Culture
  • Modern Popular Music
  • Soc Of Culture & Sub Culture
  • Digital Engagment
  • Digital Collaboration
  • Digital Innovation

Year 4

Plus 3 of the following OR Internship & 2 of the following:

  • Web Design
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Communication Design
  • Publications Layout
  • World Internship in Film and Photography
  • Internship in Film and Photography
  • New Media & Visual Power
  • Working in the Art World
  • New Media
  • Transnational Cinema
  • International Cinema
  • History on Film

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • £9,250 (UK/EU)
  • £14,750 (INT)
  • $38,000 (US)

Career opportunities

Career Paths

Film Production, Directing, Screenwriting, Photography, Journalism, Teaching, Media, Communications

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Richmond, The American International University in London

At Richmond, The American University in London we offer a Liberal Arts education renowned for its flexibility and broad-based curriculum. We have campuses in two of London’s premier area – Richmond and Kensington. Our Liberal Arts approach is designed to...


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Why study at Richmond, The American International University in London

  • Our multi-disciplinary Liberal Arts degree programmes for undergraduates
  • Our international and specialist education for postgraduates
  • The UK university where you can graduate with both a UK and US degree
  • Exceptional teaching – our students put Richmond in the top five London universities for overall satisfaction levels on the quality of the course – 2021 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Experience life in London, the top student city in the world
  • Accredited Internships to enhance your employability
  • Scholarships – making studying with us more affordable
  • Study Abroad opportunities for undergraduates on a global scale

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Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond Hill Campus
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TW10 6JP London
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