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Film Studies BA

UCAS code: P303

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

The Film Studies BA is taught in the heart of London within easy reach of the IMAX, the BFI Southbank and the British Film Institute Library, the Barbican Centre, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, not to mention a large concentration of cinemas. Our degree will provide you with detailed knowledge of both the creative potential of film and the relationship between film and the societies it portrays, setting you up for a career in media arts and related industries. Study an array of topics from different times and places, whilst making use of our well-equipped and enviable facilities.

Key benefits

  • Broad list of modules covering popular European and Asian film, underground and cult cinemas, documentary and new media, among many other areas
  • Enviable facilities including two dedicated, fully-equipped lecture-seminar rooms, a large film theatre with 35mm/digital projection, and a huge collection of print, VHS and DVD/ Blu-ray materials in the Maughan Library
  • Wide range of student societies, including an active film making society
  • We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment with a diverse and inclusive curriculum
  • Our central location offers exciting possibilities for further access to film, most notably King's close proximity to the British Film Institute
  • We provide a foundation for pursuing careers in the media, arts, and related activities
Jack - film studies ba

In a constantly changing production landscape, I felt like learning about the art of film in a more established academic environment was the best way for me to finetune my skill sets and area of expertise.

Jack, Film Studies BA - Alumnus

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Course Aims

  • Our Film Studies BA develops your knowledge of classical and contemporary cinema and of how cinematic and electronic images mediate society.
  • . It enables you to analyse film and electronic media, as well as understand and appreciate their creative potential.
  • It gives you in-depth knowledge of the intellectual debates that form the discipline of film studies and its relationships with other disciplines, such as literature, art history, philosophy, architecture, music, politics, regional studies, and digital media.
  • It also provides an excellent background for pursuing careers in the media arts and related activities.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
An essay-based humanities subject.
Preferred subjects:
None.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include an essay based subject.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Must include an essay-based subject studied at Higher Level.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

King’s has made a significant investment in the study of film and related media, including an extensive collection of print and audio-visual material (DVD, Blu-ray, streaming sites), facilities for 35mm screening, as well as all necessary information technology resources. All of our modules will be taught in well-equipped rooms through a combination of screening, lectures and seminars.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Examinations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, presentations, blog entries, and examinations. Some modules may offer the opportunity of filmmaking or other forms of creative assessments. The modules that offer these assessments may not run every year.

Written and practical coursework contributes approximately 77% and examinations approximately 23% to your final mark. Please note the percentage contribution of written and practical coursework and examinations will vary across Years 2 and 3 whereby students are able to select optional modules.

The exact percentages will vary depending on which modules you choose

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our Film Studies graduates work in a range of careers, often directly connected to their education at King’s. Some pursue graduate work in filmmaking, acting and other creative aspects of the film and media industries. Others move on to film studies at graduate level. The study of film can also lead to exciting careers in print and media journalism, arts and other cultural management positions, film preservation and curating.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Broadcast Assistants
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications
  • Location Managers
  • Producers
  • Researchers

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).  
  • Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:  
  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.  
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  
  • In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

· books if you choose to buy your own copies · clothing for optional course related events and competitions · library fees and fines · personal photocopies · printing course handouts · society membership fees · stationery · graduation costs · travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Course Aims

  • Our Film Studies BA develops your knowledge of classical and contemporary cinema and of how cinematic and electronic images mediate society.
  • . It enables you to analyse film and electronic media, as well as understand and appreciate their creative potential.
  • It gives you in-depth knowledge of the intellectual debates that form the discipline of film studies and its relationships with other disciplines, such as literature, art history, philosophy, architecture, music, politics, regional studies, and digital media.
  • It also provides an excellent background for pursuing careers in the media arts and related activities.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
An essay-based humanities subject.
Preferred subjects:
None.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include an essay based subject.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Must include an essay-based subject studied at Higher Level.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

King’s has made a significant investment in the study of film and related media, including an extensive collection of print and audio-visual material (DVD, Blu-ray, streaming sites), facilities for 35mm screening, as well as all necessary information technology resources. All of our modules will be taught in well-equipped rooms through a combination of screening, lectures and seminars.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Examinations

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include essays, presentations, blog entries, and examinations. Some modules may offer the opportunity of filmmaking or other forms of creative assessments. The modules that offer these assessments may not run every year.

Written and practical coursework contributes approximately 77% and examinations approximately 23% to your final mark. Please note the percentage contribution of written and practical coursework and examinations will vary across Years 2 and 3 whereby students are able to select optional modules.

The exact percentages will vary depending on which modules you choose

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our Film Studies graduates work in a range of careers, often directly connected to their education at King’s. Some pursue graduate work in filmmaking, acting and other creative aspects of the film and media industries. Others move on to film studies at graduate level. The study of film can also lead to exciting careers in print and media journalism, arts and other cultural management positions, film preservation and curating.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Broadcast Assistants
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications
  • Location Managers
  • Producers
  • Researchers

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).  
  • Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:  
  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.  
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  
  • In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

· books if you choose to buy your own copies · clothing for optional course related events and competitions · library fees and fines · personal photocopies · printing course handouts · society membership fees · stationery · graduation costs · travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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