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Film & Screen Arts BA (Hons)


What will I learn?

**Plymouth College of Art has been granted full university status and formally recognised with the new title of Arts University Plymouth, following approval by the Privy Council. This makes us the City of Plymouth’s first specialist arts university.**The title of Arts University Plymouth signifies a change to the way that the world will see us, our position within the sector and the mobility of our graduates; but not a change in the way that we see ourselves or what we do. Arts University Plymouth will build upon the existing strength of our unique culture and incredible community; we have no plans to change the specialist focus of the work we do together. The name Arts University Plymouth will appear on our qualifications, making it easier for employers and peers to recognise that our students were taught at a leading specialist arts university.In May 2022 we were awarded the **Best Small or Specialist University at the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Awards**, coming top in a list of well-respected specialist UK universities, based on unbiased and honest reviews from students across the UK, in a category that highlights the quality of our provision as a specialist creative university.**You’ll be making films from day one, considering film in relation to culture, society and the wider world, and exploring a wide range of practical skills and theoretical approaches. You will be encouraged to work collaboratively, and develop networks that will support your creative and professional future.**- Work with external clients, building your confidence and your professional networks.- Access our top-of-the-range facilities.- Screen your own work professionally.You’ll investigate a variety of production contexts and aesthetics, enabling you to contribute fresh ideas to contemporary moving image culture and the creative industries. Armed with a thorough understanding of the demands of filmmaking, you’ll have the opportunity to produce your own films, creating imaginative and challenging personal work.You’ll develop skills from writing and production design to cinematography and editing. You will learn research, planning and organisational skills to support your practical work. Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing. Our facilities include film and green screen studios, sound recording and post-production studios and Foley studio space. Our Equipment Resource Centre is stocked with a wide range of kit, including 4K HD cinematography, Super 16mm film, underwater film resources, professional sound design apparatus and extensive support equipment. Our professional post-production editing facilities utilise current professional software packages including Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools.We have a team of highly experienced lecturers and technicians, and offer a visiting lecturer programme of internationally recognised cinematographers and editors. In recent years we have welcomed Jan Harlan, Ben Wheatley and Walter Campbell to campus.Our programme has links with NAHEMI, BFI, the Royal Television Society and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, as well as independent filmmaking professionals. Students have the opportunity to attend international film festivals, work in partnership with Plymouth Arts Cinema (an independent arts cinema located on campus) and with external clients.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Design and Media

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 20,460) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2023


Main Site

Tavistock Place,


PL4 8AT, England

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


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