What will I learn?

Whether you are an aspiring Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Film Researcher or Critic, our BA Honours Film is a single flexible degree course that meets the interests and ambitions of a wide variety of students united by a passion for film. At Middlesex we offer a unique degree experience in Film, not only because the course is designed to be flexible, accommodating very different kinds of film students, but also because it encourages, indeed requires, collaboration between students with different interests, skills and knowledge, which is great preparation for working professionally in the film industry. You will be part of a great community of people striving to be the best and to develop their passion for film.

Why study BA Honours Film

Our facilities allow you to familiarise yourself with equipment and learn a wide range of practical skills from pre-production to post-production

You will be taught by professional producers, directors and screenwriters with expertise in areas including experimental filmmaking, corporate filmmaking and drama

You will learn from guest speakers from the industry

Our excellent relationship with the film festivals, such as the Dubai Film Festival will allow you to participate in competitions related to a wide range of film activities. It also offers opportunities for internships and networking with professionals in the industry.

Course content

Half of your first year of study is dedicated to practical filmmaking and you will learn the foundations of film production and post production. The other half of your first year studies focuses equally on storytelling for screen narratives and film analysis. Half of your second year is dedicated to producing and directing, looking at all stages in the filmmaking process from conception and development to post production. In your final year, you will choose your own film dissertation project. The scope for this project is very broad so you can develop a practical or theory-based film project in any area that excites you. You will also look at film theory and research in more detail, as preparation for your film dissertation. You will also benefit from wider preparation for employment in the film industry, including gaining a greater understanding of finance, distribution and marketing.

Careers

Graduates of this course have gone on to a wide range of careers, including writers, editors, sound technicians, directors of photography, camera assistants, directors and designers. Some have gone on to work at major institutions such as the BBC, while others have set up their own small businesses, attracting both commercial work and funded commissions. Some have become music video producers and others are freelancers representing a range of special professions within production and post-production. We help you to establish yourself in the industry in all kinds of ways, including supporting your submission of work to film festivals and supporting your writing, whether critical journalism or screenwriting.

Which department am I in?

School of Media

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
د.إ55,700.00 (US$ 15,167) per year
AED 167,100 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Middlesex University - Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park,

Dubai,

500697, UAE

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).

IELTS Academic: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based: 72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)

Pearson PTE Academic: 51

Pearson PTE General: Level 3

GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level English (as a first or second language): Grade C or Higher

CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards: Minimum grade of 70% in English

International Baccalaureate: Minimum grade 4 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

West African/Nigerian Curriculum (WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE): Minimum grade “C6“

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About this uni

Middlesex University Dubai provides students with the opportunity to transfer their studies to London.

  • Was University of the Year - Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity
  • Welcomes 3,500+ students from 100+ countries
  • Enjoys strong links with industry
  • Many study options accredited and recognised