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BA Art and Film & Theatre
BA Art and Film & Theatre

BA Art and Film & Theatre

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5.

Course Information

Bring together your individual practice with studies in film and theatre with BA Art and Film and Theatre. Let your knowledge and skills in all three disciplines feed into one another to produce highly personal and individual work.

This joint Art degree enables you to develop a critical understanding of contemporary art, film and modern theatre. You will have the opportunity to complement your art practice with elements of practical work in film and theatre.

You will join a lively community and explore a vast range of media and experiment with emerging art forms. Alongside your practical art you will study contemporary art theory and the history of art. You will receive a dedicated studio space, accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and a studio tutor to help develop your individual and professional practice.

Your teaching staff are all artists, curators and researchers of international standing and will encourage regular exhibitions and open debate. Trips to museums and art galleries will help prompt thoughts on how art is displayed and received. You will gain professional experience by taking part in your own exhibitions, public art commissions and events.

In film and theatre you can choose from a range of modules covering world cinema, avant-garde and experimental film-making, or the cinema of classical and contemporary Hollywood, such as musicals, melodrama, action cinema and the films of Alfred Hitchcock; study theatre from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, covering the work of playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane; together with a range of practices from verbatim to immersive, from site specific work to digital technology in performance; and investigate television from soap opera to sitcom to sci-fi.

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 Studios, 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

  • Introduction to theatre

Optional modules include:

  • Introduction to television

  • Making meaning

  • 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

Optional modules include:

  • Film authorship

  • Performance and nation

  • Film genre

  • Performance and identity

  • Film forms and cultures

  • Radical forms and cultures in theatre

  • Popular television genres

  • Work-based learning

  • Research production

  • Critical collaborative methods

  • 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:

  • Representing conflict on stage and screen A

  • Representing conflict on stage and screen B

  • Storytelling in film A

  • Storytelling in film B

  • The director and the theatre A

  • The director and the theatre B

  • World cinema A

  • World cinema

  • Children's television

  • Performing ecology

  • Image action text

  • Affect, aesthetics and the event

  • Bodies of difference

  • Utopias and other worlds

  • Landscape and memory

  • Independent study

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


Year 4

Core modules include:

  • Art studio

  • Film and theatre 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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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As well as the practical competences gained our students graduate with a range of transferable skills such as self-motivation, time management and strategic thinking. They have greater self-confidence and are better able to express themselves. Overall, 96% of our Film, Theatre and Television graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016–17).

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 museums.

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.

A great deal of our Film and Theatre alumni work in the creative industries and their roles include theatre directors, actors, playwrights, film producers and directors, visual FX experts and critics. Other have found employment in journalism, advertising and teaching.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance_fee:£300/year

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