An International Education,
A London Location,
A Global Future

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Flexible Start Dates

With the opportunity to start your
course in the Autumn (Fall) or the Spring


British and international internships

Richmond offers all students the opportunity to take an internship

Richmond The American University in London

Academic Requirements

We accept qualifications from around the world

BA Degree in Film Studies

Programme Overview
The BA degree in Film Studies aims to be a vibrant, cross-disciplinary programme that focuses upon historical, critical, theoretical, and practical approaches to the study of film.

It prepares students to work within the technologically driven, global, media revolution of the 21st Century, helping students to develop as leaders in their careers and communities. Through a close analysis of particular national and international examples, and with a specialist emphasis on intercultural themes, the degree examines the historical, political, artistic, technological and cultural aspects that go into cinema production.

A strong technical and practical element of the degree complements the theoretical component, with classes on topics such as video production, acting and screen writing, and documentary film production. Its elective courses allow students to develop a global awareness of film and related media within the framework of the liberal arts tradition.

Emily Rago

I study on this programme:

I chose Richmond because of its Liberal Arts education as well as its accreditation in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

As a BA Film Studies Major, I get to focus on a field that I have been intrigued by ever since I was a child, in one of the world’s most exciting cities. I also have the opportunity of being taught by experienced professors who have worked in the film industry first hand, as well as to learn about the inner-workings and history of film itself.

The opportunities my department (as well as London) offers me is incredible. Currently, I am interning for the UK Film Festival, thanks to a Richmond alum and professor- that is one of the greatest things about Richmond, the connections and associations it offers, not to mention how helpful the faculty are.

I am very happy with my decision to attend this University. And I would encourage any prospective students to come to apply.

Emily RagoBA Film Studies

Faculty who teach on this programme:

BA Degree in Film Studies is currently validated by The Open University.

You could study this programme as a minor instead, alongside a different major:

Entry Requirements

Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:

  • A Level*: BBC
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate*: 28
  • BTEC National Diploma*: DMM
  • ABMA Diplomas and Certificates*
  • SAT: 1700
  • ACT composite: 24
  • French Baccalaureate*: 12 Assez bien
  • Abitur (Germany)*: 2.5 – 2.7
  • Esame di Stato (Italy)*: Overall average of 70 or above

University English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
  • To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
  • UK Border Agency Language Requirements
  • Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
  • The UKBA has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2. IELTS and Pearson equivalents are shown below.
  • IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
    Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
  • For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Home Office links:
    Home Office – English Language
    Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2

How to Apply

How do I Apply?

If you want to apply to other UK Universities at the same time

The Common Application
If you want to apply to other US (and some UK) Universities at the same time

Direct Application
If you just want to apply to Richmond


Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarships

Duration: FT– 4 years (including one year at QCF Level 3)

UCAS Course Code: P303

  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • Minor
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • Student Finance England (SFE) loans are available

Tuition Fees: 2017/18 & 2018/19 entry per annum, students from:





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