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About

The Film Studies course at University of Essex  has a distinctive focus on international, alternative, and documentary cinemas, while also providing a solid foundation in key elements of film history and theory, including Hollywood.

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Overview

This critical appraisal of such a wide range of genres gives you a solid understanding of what makes film work well, enabling you to improve your own production skills in camerawork, editing, lighting, screenwriting and production management.

The Film Studies programme is offered at the University of Essex .

You gain a strong sense of independent filmmaking practice, and learn to apply your academic knowledge of film through exploring topics including:

  • The formal, social, cultural and political dimensions of films from both within and beyond Hollywood
  • Fiction film production, including pre-production, camera, lighting and sound
  • Classics of the documentary form , docufictions and mockumentaries
  • Collective and individual filmmaking projects
  • Storyboarding and editing

Your future

  • We actively encourage and assist you to find appropriate internship and work placement opportunities during your studies, allowing you to practice and develop your skills and experience as well as enhancing your graduate employment prospects.
  • A number of our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies graduates have gone on to undertake successful careers as scholars, university lecturers, teachers, publishers, journalists, arts administrators, theatre artistic directors, drama advisers, filmmakers, film editors and translators.
  • We also offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MA by Dissertation in different literatures and various approaches to literature, covering most aspects of early modern and modern writing in English, plus a number of other languages.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Workshop

  • Critical Moments in the Theory and History of Film

  • Audiovisual Translation

  • Documentary and the Avant-garde: Film, Video, Digital

  • Women Filmmakers

  • Screenwriting Workshop

  • Queer: Literature, Culture, History

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.
  • You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £4,600
  • International fee: £9,870

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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