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BA Art and Film
BA Art and Film

BA Art and Film

  • ID:UoR440054
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£20,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5.

Course Information

With BA Art and Film discover film from the late nineteenth century to the modern day while developing your professional practice under the guidance of internationally renowned artists and curators at Reading School of Art. 

Explore both the practical and theoretical sides of art and film and investigate how each discipline has influenced the other.

You will join a lively and creative community, explore a vast range of media, experiment with emerging art forms and develop as an artist. Your art will be complemented with modules in contemporary art theory and the history of art. You will have your own dedicated space, accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and a studio tutor who will help you develop your individual and professional practice. The studios are a busy place with events, screenings, performances and exhibitions happening regularly.

There are regular trips to museums and art galleries to prompt thoughts on how art is displayed and received. You will gain professional experience throughout your degree by taking part in your own exhibitions, public art commissions and events.

In Film, you will choose from a range of modules covering world cinema, new forms of digital entertainment and video art, and the cinema of classical and contemporary Hollywood, such as musicals, melodrama, action cinema and the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Practical work complements your critical and theoretical study allowing you to apply what you learn through practice, drawing on the market-leading facilities of the £11.4-million Minghella building, including a film and television studio, cutting rooms and audio post-production facilities, three theatre spaces, and a digital cinema.

Placements and collaborations are actively encouraged and there is also the chance to experience life in another country by studying abroad. Opportunities for work-based learning and personal development complement your core learning.

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Year 1

Core modules include:

  • Art studio

  • Reading objects, writing images

  • Introduction to film

Optional modules include:

  • Introduction to television

  • Introduction to theatre

  • Modernisms and mythologies

  • What is the contemporary?

  • Medium, media and materials

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Core modules include:

  • Art studio, including career management skills

  • Film forms and culture

Optional modules include:

  • Aesthetic, anti-aesthetics

  • Critical collaborative methods

  • Film authorship

  • Performance and nation

  • Visual thinking and material writing

  • International study visit

Please note that all modules are subject to change

Year 3

Core modules include:

  • Art studio

Optional modules include:

  • Image action text

  • Affect, aesthetics and the event

  • Landscape and memory

  • Landscape and place in film

  • Independent study

  • Representing conflict on stage and screen

  • Contemporary performance

  • Contemporary television drama

  • Contemporary documentary

  • Chinese theatre

  • World cinema: presenting and representing reality

  • Storytelling in film

  • The director and the theatre

  • Popular film genres (for example: rom-com, action, sci-fi, horror)

  • Work-based learning

  • Research production

Please note that all modules are subject to change

Year 4

Core modules include:

  • Art studio

  • Film dissertation 

Please note that all modules are subject to change

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Pre Courses

Pre-sessional English language programme

If you need to improve your English language score you can take a pre-sessional English course prior to entry onto your degree.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many of our graduates develop successful careers as artists, writers and curators. These include a number of famous alumni, such as Turner Prize-nominated artists, and PhD students who are award-winning artists and curators at influential museum.

Others have found employment in galleries, education, art therapy, film and video production, journalism, advertising and teaching. Recent employers include Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Christies, Microsoft, the BBC, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Manolo Blahnik.

Other graduates continue their studies both with us and at other universities, or go into teacher training.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance_fee:£300/year

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