Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media (Honours)

The University of Sunderland offers a three-year (Full-time) Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media for students who are passionate about creating film masterpiece and be well-versed in all other forms of media. The program includes an introduction to film and media theory, as well as hands-on learning in film production. It also provides an in-depth perspective on the historical context and evolution of film and media, as well as their nexus with cultural studies.

Entry Requirements
The University of Sunderland has specific requirements per student country of origin. To get a more comprehensive admission requirement, click here. Below are the general requirements:
  • Completion of Secondary School or High School, with a minimum grade of 60%

  • Depending on the country of origin, an Integrated Foundational Year may be required in preparation for the bachelor’s degree

  • Personal statement

  • Reference

  • Proof of English Proficiency

    • minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, and at least 6 in Reading, Speaking and Listening

    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) any score above 180

    • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE) no score lower than 170

    • Full list of accepted proof of English proficiency listed here

Students who fall slightly below the accepted grade can take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course (5-20 weeks) in the University, the length of which is determined by how far the test results are from the accepted minimum IELTS score.

Program Requirements
Students must complete and pass 360 credit courses to graduate and earn the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media (Hons) degree.

Curriculum Overview
Year 1:

  • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies (20 credits)

  • Introduction to Film Studies (20 credits)

  • History of Cinema (20 credits)

  • Contemporary Cinema (20 credits)

  • Scriptwriting (20 credits)

  • Production Skills (20 credits)

Year 2:
  • Media Studies 1 (20 credits)

  • Film Theory and Criticism (20 credits)

  • Film and Society (20 credits)

  • Animated Film (20 credits)

Optional modules, choose two among the following:
  • Screenwriting (20 credits)

  • Shoot Edit Share (20 credits)

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 1 (20 credits)

  • Media in Everyday Lives (20 credits)

  • Academic Research Skills (20 credits)

Final year:
Choose either:
  • Dissertation (40 credits) OR

  • Practical Project: Scriptwriting (40 credits)

Optional modules, choose four among the following:
  • Film Studies Special Topic (20 credits)

  • Film and Feeling: Music, Performance, Genre (20 credits)

  • Film, Horror and The Body (20 credits)

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (20 credits)

  • Popular Music Cultures (20 credits)

  • Media Studies 2 (20 credits)

Career Outcomes:
Graduates find meaningful work with employers like BBC, Channel 4, Sky TV, MTV, The Guardian, and more. Below are some of the roles that BA Film and Media graduates can pursue:
  • Content writer

  • Screenwriter

  • Production staff

  • Script analyst

  • Film editor

  • Post-production coordinator

  • Cinematographer

Interested in a career in film and media production? Take the first step by registering your free account with Global Study Guide and by submitting your application to BA in Film and Media at the University of Sunderland by clicking the SUBMIT button above.