University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton is ranked in the top three in London and top 20 in the UK for English and Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' We offer the ideal platform for students looking to publish online and in our own Fincham Press. ' Roehampton is ranked the number one London university for Film, production and Photography (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' Work with leading filmmakers, film theorists and film historians. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Course Modules

Film Year 1: film history and criticism; reading visual aesthetics; forms of cinema. Year 2: thinking about film; audio'visual criticism. Optional modules: forms of animation; forms of documentary; world cinemas; writing on the screen; career preparation; European cinema. Year 3: dissertation; audio'visual dissertation; screenwriting. Optional modules: screen women (from pin'ups to post feminism); music on the screen; the modern vampire; contemporary Hollywood cinema; research essay; contemporary documentary film form; digital cinema; guerrilla filmmaking; cult film and television; work placement. Creative Writing Year 1: introduction to creative writing 1; introduction to creative writing 2; writing contexts 1 (thinking like a writer). Year 2: writing fiction 1 (introduction to narrative); writing poetry. Optional modules: writing contexts 2 (the process of writing); the history, theory and performance of stand'up comedy; writing fiction 2 (advanced narrative); telling true stories; writing short films; writing television drama; performance text; graphic narratives; writing for children. Year 3: writing contexts 3 (the business of writing); novel writing; poetry and innovative form; fiction and innovative form; graphic narratives; screenwriting (long shorts: films for festivals); screenwriting (drama'documentary); screenwriting (adaptation); writing songs and lyrics; the short poetic sequence; writing for children; gaming and interactive narratives; publishing (from book to internet).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

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£905 - £905
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£1,030 - £1,236
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