Film and Media (BA): 4-year, part-time

Year of entry


Start date

October 2018


Central London


Fully Approved


Four years part-time


Two evenings a week, October to June

This popular and well-established programme combines the academic study of film, television and digital media with the chance to develop your creative skills in a range of practice-oriented modules.

You will learn how technology, business and, above all, human creativity have forged the contemporary media world in which we live. You will be challenged to engage critically and imaginatively with a wide variety of audiovisual styles from around the world and from different historical periods. And you will be given the opportunity to learn about screenwriting, cinematography, sound design and digital editing, from both practical and critical points of view.

Our teaching staff are passionate about film and media; many are highly ranked researchers in their field, while others have extensive practical experience in the creative and cultural industries. They will change the way that you see the world around you, and help you to acquire new skills and develop your intellectual confidence.

This course is also available for full-time evening study over three years. You may also want to consider our new BA Global Cinemas and Screen Arts, offered jointly with SOAS.


Course structure

You complete 12 modules from the examples listed below, taking three modules in each year (four from Level 4, four from Level 5 and four from Level 6). You may take 12 theoretical modules or a mixture of theory and practice modules.

In Year 1, you take a compulsory module and a core module, and choose a Level 4 option module.

In Year 2, you take one Level 5 compulsory module, plus one Level 4 and one Level 5 option module.

In Year 3, you take one Level 5 compulsory module, plus one Level 5 and one Level 6 option module.

In Year 4, you take a compulsory final-year project, which can be either a 6000-8000-word dissertation, a film or television script, or a practical multimedia or journalism project and choose two option modules at Level 6.

Module groups

Year 1 compulsory module

Year 1 core module

Year 2 core module

Year 3 core module

Year 4 core module

Level 4 option modules

Level 5 option modules

Level 6 option modules

Please note that not all modules run every year.