Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Film and TV at Brunel is ranked 22nd in UK, 4th in London (The Guardian University Guide 2018).

Have you ever wondered how the films, sitcoms and documentaries we love make it to our screens? Do you have a passion for film - whether it is the concepts behind them or the technical skills used to create them? If so, Film Studies at Brunel could be right for you.

Study with us and you'll develop in-depth cultural knowledge and transferable skills in critical analysis and alternative practices and have the opportunity to work in our first class facilities that will allow you to bring your ideas and inspiration to the screen.

Film and television have a ubiquitous influence on our lives and evidence of genre and narrative are everywhere in our modern, technologically advanced world.

Through the study of film and television you’ll develop in-depth cultural knowledge and transferable skills in critical analysis, communication and creativity. You’ll be introduced to mainstream and alternative practices and consider the social contexts in which works are produced and consumed. At Brunel, we have an enthusiastic and experienced department with film experts who specialise in diverse areas of theory and production. They are involved in many areas of research and we offer innovative courses that combine theory with practice. Our course is a great way to immerse yourself in a subject that fascinates you and to work towards a career in film or television. You’ll graduate well equipped with skills that are attractive to a host of employers.

Course options - Film and Television Studies BA.

For your practical modules you'll have access to state-of-the-art equipment, including HD digital cameras. You'll learn to edit on Avid and Final Cut Pro in our first-class edit suits, with plenty of technical support on hand.

In Level 3, you'll benefit from a period of work experience in the areas that interest you. As we're so close to central London, you can take advantage of screenings at the British Film Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and other cinemas across the capital.

You can also choose one of our joint honours degrees where you can combine your interest in film and television with English, Film Production or Theatre. You’ll find more details online at:

Why study Film and Television Studies at Brunel? - The content of our innovative course reflects the wide-ranging interests of our department staff. Their work includes an enormous range of recent and contemporary productions for big screen and small, and covers mainstream and alternative practices.

Our courses are focused on a dynamic mixture of theory and practical work. You'll learn key approaches and techniques in film in a nurturing environment alongside developing your skills in a practice-driven manner, which often reflects industry, in our world class editing suites.

We also encourage our students to put their work into practice. We have fantastic industry links and guest speakers and you’ll be eligible to enter our annual student film festival with categories including Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction and Best Overall Film.

Getting ready for work:

During your work experience you’ll gain training and skills in your area of interest and get insight into the working practices of film and media organisations. You’ll develop the problem-solving and management skills required to get the job done. You’ll be able to draw on our network of contacts to arrange your placement. We can also support you in approaching a business of your choice. Our graduates have secured jobs with companies including BBC, ITV, Granada and Ridley Scott Associates as casting agents, researchers, production assistants and film officers.

Course Modules

Typical modules in year 1: Storytelling; Technology and Industry; Representation and Identity. Typical modules in year 2: World Cinema, Television: Texts and Contexts; Understanding the Film and TV Industry; Short Fictions; Screenwriting; Film/TV Genres. Typical modules in year 3: Written Dissertation in Film and Television Studies Or Video Essay; Quality TV: International Perspectives. Optional modules: Choose two from: Gender and Sexuality; Work Experience; Horror: Independent and Art Cinema; Image and Violence; Digital Media Project; Professional Placement Module; Changing Audiences; Racism, Identity and Difference; Digital Cultures. Visit our website for full course details and modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £15,400 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test65% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection