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Film Practices BA (Hons)



What will I learn?

Explore the world of creative documentary film and become a highly skilled, imaginative and resourceful independent film-maker.

Course overview

This degree allows you to develop an advanced level of knowledge and skills in film-making. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the relationship between documentary practice, film theory and the film industry.

You’ll work on a range of individual and crew-based film projects, and develop sophisticated camera, sound, editing and storytelling skills.

Your studies are set in the context of world cinema and the international history of the cinematic documentary. You'll graduate with a portfolio of creative documentary and experimental non-fiction films.

You will learn from scholar film-makers in our state-of-the-art facilities and develop a range of professional skills to prepare you for your future.

Teaching methods

Teaching methods range from lectures, seminars and workshops to screening-based classes. However, you learn film-making skills through doing, undertaking a variety of practical exercises, and film-making tasks. You're encouraged to learn from any mistakes, and are given creative freedom to explore, try, and experiment with your own film-making ideas.

Film practice modules will be delivered in purpose-built facilities with access to the latest industry-standard film-making equipment.

Your future

Our graduates are equipped with the practical and transferable skills needed to pursue careers across the film, media and creative industries. For example in production, post-production, creative, marketing, distribution and film exhibition sectors.

The first cohort of graduates completed their degree in 2019. Many have gained employment in areas of the film industry, including within major UK post-production studios and commercial video production.

Some have begun careers as independent film-makers or cinematographers, while others are continuing their education at postgraduate level.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

18 September 2023


Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed an Associates Degree with a GPA of 2.8+.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers an internationally respected qualification, and a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent.

  • Historic campus with modern facilities
  • Nine National Teaching Fellowships awarded among staff
  • Scholarships and bursaries available
  • Highest offer rate of Russell Group universities

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