Associate Degree Film Studies: London to Los Angeles
Richmond, The American International University in London is offering a unique transitional opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Media. This exciting opportunity will allow students to move from London to Los Angeles, the global hubs for all things related to film, television and media.
The programme is designed for individuals who have a passion for the film, television and visual media industry. It is also a suitable programme for those who want to develop a broad foundation of knowledge regarding film, filmmaking, television and visual media while also immersed in the an international setting that is at the centre of this industry.
The programme focuses on not only the historical, critical and theoretical approaches regarding the study of film but also the practical approaches. Real-world learning is vital in an industry such as this and this programme aims to equip students with actual opportunities to get hands-on experience. The aim of this programme is to help students explore all aspects of the film and filmmaking industry, thereby arming them with the confidence, knowledge and expertise to tackle the real-world and pursue careers as filmmakers, directors, writers, casting directors and executive producers.
Unlike other programmes available, this programme sets itself apart because it takes place in two of the world’s film capitals, London and Los Angeles. The programme structure is as follows:
The first part of the degree will take place at Richmond, the American International University in London. This portion of the degree should generally take two years to complete. However, this portion of study can also take as little as one year depending on fundamental testing results and/or transfer credits. The successful completion of the course of study at Richmond will result in the equivalent of an American Associate Degree, which is an internationally recognized degree.
Following the successful completion at Richmond the second part of this programme will take place at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California. Successful completion of the Associate Degree in Film Studies at Richmond ensures that students may transfer to MSMU with maximum credit which will go toward students being awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Media from MSMU.
This programme allows students to study two years in London then guarantees study for two years in Los Angeles. At the end of this programme students will have studied in the historic and dynamic city of London and in the heart of the film and entertainment industry all the while getting two internationally recognized degrees.
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.