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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
January 2023

September 2023

January 2024

September 2024

About this program

BA (Hons) Film & Photography

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 Photojournalism to Web Design, Superhero Cinema to New Media.

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.

Admission requirements

  • 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 gradeaverage of grade of Cincluding mathematics and English.

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

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Program content

Year 1


  • Foundations in Photography
  • Foundations of Mass Media & Communications
  • Foundations of Media Production: Sonic Media
  • Tools for Change
  • Research and Writing I

Plus one of the following:

  • Visual Thinking
  • Narratives of Change

Year 2


  • Introduction to Visual Culture
  • History of Photography
  • Digital Society
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Filmmaking
  • Research and Writing II
  • Social Change in Practice
  • Data Analysis for Social Engagement

Year 3


  • Video Production
  • Photography: Theory & Practice
  • Art History: Theory & Methods
  • Creating Digital Images
  • Mainstream Cinema: Studies in Genre

Plus one of the following:

  • Museums & Galleries of London
  • Mass Communications and Society
  • Gender in Film
  • Superhero Cinema
  • Post-Apocalyptic Worlds
  • Psychology and Cinema

Plus one of the following:

  • Service Learning: Digital Collaboration
  • Service Learning: Leadership in a Changing World
  • Service Learning: Environment and Society
  • Service Learning: Global Citizenship and Migration

Year 4


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

Plus one of the following:

  • Photojournalism
  • Web Design
  • Working in the Art World
  • New Media
  • International Cinema

Scholarships & funding

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


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


  • Opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of filmmaking and photography, giving you the option of a career in either industry
  • Benefit from London’s thriving film industry
  • Learn from highly qualified academics with industry experience and guest lecturers
  • Gain vital work experience through an internship, choose from a wide range of leading international organisations in London, the USA or China
  • Benefit from learning in small classes within an international environment, alongside students from all over the world

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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
Queen’s Road
TW10 6JP London
United Kingdom

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