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Drama and Film [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University



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Explore film theory and film-making from all over the world, as well as different modes of performance with our BA (Hons) Drama and Film degree in Cambridge.With our BA (Hons) Drama and Film degree, you’ll explore the latest theory and practice in both fields as we help you to grow into a confident, versatile and exciting drama and film practitioner with transferable skills to suit whichever field you hope to work in. As part of the drama provision of your studies, you’ll work on public-productions and smaller-scale projects, exploring practices and texts from the 20th century onwards as well as working on original pieces.The film provision of your studies will see you exploring the language and convention of drama and film, taking in some of the key movements in history from Hollywood cinema through to more experimental modes of performance.You’ll also have the chance to weight your studies to prepare for a career in the arts or fields such as teaching - get ready to change the way others see the world.Performance is at the core of our Drama and Film degree here at ARU, whether you’re in front of or behind the camera. You’ll follow an experiential, 'learning-through-doing' programme. Your degree will see you choosing from a range of career-focused optional modules, completing a 100% practical Major Project in either Drama or Film, and graduating with a professionally produced showreel and portfolio.There are opportunities to gain valuable work experience throughout the course. Connect with Cambridge’s performance scene through our links to local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network and Cambridge Live. You’ll get the chance to perform in public venues around Cambridge as well as in our own Mumford Theatre and Covent Garden Studio.As part of your studies, you’ll see your films screened at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and other public venues, and get involved behind-the-scenes at local events - thanks to our connections with organisations such as Take One magazine and Cambridge Film Festival.Experience being part of a professional troupe with our very own Community Theatre Company, and perform and collaborate with other creative industries students.Develop your technical and production skills in our specialist facilities, with full training and support from our technical staff. As part of your Drama and Film course at ARU, you’ll have access to all of our creative industries facilities including our on-campus Mumford Theatre for workshops, rehearsals and putting on shows, as well as seeing professional touring companies and musicians; two dedicated drama studios, including a highly flexible black-box performance space; a dance rehearsal room including audio playback facilities, portable dance mirrors, gymnastic mats and a sprung floor; and an additional rehearsal space.You’ll also have the opportunity to broaden your experience on one of our fields trips with past trips including Venice, Italy. You might even choose to study abroad for a semester, with funding available to help cover the cost.We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.One of our recent students, Oliver Scott, formed Momentum Theatre after graduating, and now leads acting workshops as well as being a radio presenter, director and professional actor.Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our renowned MA Dramatherapy or MA Film and Television Production. With our Alumni Scholarship, you’ll even get 20% off your fees as an ARU graduate.

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