Based in one of the world’s top cultural centres, you’ll be close to the British Film Institute’s IMAX, the UK’s largest screen based at London Waterloo, together with the capital’s many other cinemas and home to world-leading film production companies and studios.
You’ll begin with a look at mass media and communications, photography and an introduction to Film Studies. Together with other students at Richmond, you’ll also study disciplines from the Humanities such as Tools for Change and Visual Thinking, all part of the American style, liberal arts approach to education which gives a broad perspective, highly valued by employers.
There’s a specialist emphasis on the history of film, international cinema and the programme explores some fascinating film themes, including gender, horror, fantasy and science fiction.
A strong technical and practical element of the degree complements the theoretical side, with classes on topics such as video production, acting and screen writing, and documentary film production.
You’ll gain a global awareness of film and related media through your choice of electives, as you decide what to study from topics like Superhero Cinema, Gender in Film, New Media and Working in the Art World.
There’s the opportunity to do an integrated internship, gaining great experience by working within the film industry.
By studying with us at Richmond, you’ll gain two degrees through one programme, one from the UK and one from the US. International and multi-disciplinary, this degree combines theoretical knowledge with strong elements of practical training.