- TUITION FEES UK – £9,250 / EU & INT – £14,750 / US – $38,000
- SCHOLARSHIPS Find out more >
- DURATION 4 Years (Full-time) / 4 Years with Foundation inc additional semester (Full-time)
- START DATES September & January
- LOCATION Richmond Hill Campus
- ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
UCAS CODES: 4 YEARS – P303
NEW: 4 YEARS WITH FOUNDATION – RF13
Films can open doors to new worlds, new cultures, new ideas and a new career.
Take a major step into the world of film by studying this vibrant, multi-disciplinary programme which incorporates the historical, critical and theoretical aspects of film, including television and new media.
Top reasons to study this programme:
- Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts
- Gain in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of the film industry
- Develop strong practical skills such as screenwriting, film production, editing, which are highly attractive to employers
- Opportunity to study a multi-disciplinary programme that combines areas of study in the Humanities
- London location provides great opportunity to explore the world of film at first hand, with visits to cinemas, studios, and production companies
- Gain vital work experience that is desirable to employers in the film industry by doing an integrated international internship
Enhance your employability
Our students have gone on to a range of successful careers in finance, business, media and not-for-profit organisations thanks to the unique teaching experience at Richmond. We spoke to those alumni as well as faculty members and employers about career prospects for future students graduating with a dually accredited liberal arts degree.
“Our BA in Film Studies programme at Richmond explores theoretical aspects of the subject while offering plenty of opportunities to focus on practical projects and develop vocational skillsets across the creative arts and mainstream production. Being part of a liberal arts university, and using London as a learning resource, this film degree builds bridges between theory and practice as well as academia and industry, allowing you to shape the courses to meet your unique future career goals.”
– Dr. Caleb Turner, Programme Leader
“As a person who has been passionate about film for many formative years it has been a greatly fulfilling experience to study film at this University. The film courses that I have participated in at Richmond University have been immensely successful in providing me a strong foundation of knowledge and techniques to feel capable of pursuing a career in film, whilst also managing to sustain my passion for it.
What I have enjoyed most about the course has been the in-depth theory lectures, which are so engaging and widely informative about every facet of the film industry there could be. The practical courses have also been so great, I now aspire to become as equipped and capable as those who have patiently taught me these filmmaking skills. The course content and the individuals curating it have truly created an inspiring environment to pursue becoming accomplished at film making.”
“I chose Richmond for its location and my desire to study abroad but I have since discovered that in going to there, I have allowed myself to receive a strong work ethic, drive, and a profound love for diversity in learning.
Since graduating from Richmond, I have had the amazing opportunity to intern and work for institutions like The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, The Smithsonian’s branch in Pittsburgh, The Senator John Heinz History Center and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
I have had the remarkable responsibility of working for global film festivals and conducting research in world renowned archives. I truly believe my time at Richmond aided me in my ability to perform the tasks and jobs I have held since graduating. I am now receiving my Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and I hope to someday work for a film archive.
The Richmond professors helped me hone in on my interests and made me feel comfortable learning and exploring all kinds of outlets. My time there has really shaped me into the person I am today, not just professionally but also personally.
The school, its students, and its programs, encouraged individuality while succeeding in its pursuit of being able to work together successfully. I am happy with my decision to attend Richmond the American International University in London for my undergraduate education and if I had the opportunity to choose it again, I would.”