Richmond, The American International University in London

Course Introduction

**Film & Photography (BA)**

With a strong focus on practical experience, this BA is great preparation for a career in the creative and cultural industries.

The programme begins with an overview of mass media and communications, and an introduction to photography and film. Students 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 programme, there’s a strong emphasis on the practical as students specialise in filmmaking, as well as the development of photographic techniques, with a choice of electives from Documentary Theory and Production to Animation and Motion, Scriptwriting to Advanced Digital Video.

The home of many world-leading film production companies and photography studios, London is a fantastic location for this programme, with the option for students of doing an internship with a London-based film or photography company.

Course Modules

We offer Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgements and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,750 Overseas Fees