Associate Degree Film Studies: London to Los Angeles
The Richmond Associate Degree in Film Studies programme offers a unique transnational, cross-disciplinary and affordable opportunity for its graduates to move on from London to Los Angeles to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Media. The programme focuses upon the historical, critical, theoretical, and practical approaches to the study of film and film making in an international context. It is designed for those who have a passion for film, television, and the moving image, and for those who are seeking to develop a broad base of knowledge of film and practical film making skills. Our aim is to help students explore all aspects of film and the movie making business, thereby giving them the confidence and expertise they need to pursue careers as film makers, directors, screen play writers, documentary makers, casting directors, and executive producers.
Unlike other programmes in the UK or the world, this collaborative programme is divided into two parts offered, respectively, in two of the world’s great film captials. The first part, at Richmond, The American International University in London, culminates in an American Associate Degree, an internationally recognised diploma. The associate Degree normally takes between 1-2 years to complete depending on transfer credit. The second part, at our partner university, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles (MSMU), culminates in an American Bachelor of Arts degree. Successful completion of the Associate Degree in Film Studies ensures that students may transfer to MSMU with maximum credit toward a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media. All Richmond students, whether domestic (UK and EU), US, or other international, who are admitted to MSMU under this Agreement, shall be awarded automatically a MSMU scholarship. The scholarship will make the tuition rate at MSMU equivalent, in US dollars, to the published tuition rate charged to the student by Richmond at the time of her/his entry into the AA Film Studies program.