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Writing and Film (with Foundation Year)

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
On campus
 2486 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Develop your writing and filmmaking skills while learning about the films, writers and directors that have shaped the medium by studying for our BA (Hons) Writing and Film degree in Cambridge.

Investigating filmmaking practices from all over the world, and learning the language of film from the perspective of a filmmaker, you’ll make your own short films in video, animation or 16mm format, with full training in camera operation, sound recording and editing from professional filmmakers. If you specialise in filmmaking, you’ll put your well-practised skills to the test in a project that, once complete, will be screened at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. The best may also be selected for showing at the Cambridge Film Festival. You’ll learn to write knowledgeably and critically about film, giving you even more opportunities to get involved in Cambridge’s exciting arts scene.

• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £9,250/year

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Foundation Year

Foundation in Humanities, English, Media, Social Sciences and Education

Year 2

Film Language and Concepts

Creative Moving Image

Introduction to Imaginative Writing

Screenwriting: The Short Film

Fundamentals of Publishing

Year 3

Writing Short Fiction

Classical Hollywood Cinema

Theorising Spectatorship

Writing for the Stage

Ruskin Module Optional modules:

Documentary Film Theory

16mm Filmmaking

Film Criticism and Reviewing

Independent Cinema: US and Beyond

Non-Fiction Filmmaking

From Script to Screen

Writing Historical Fiction

Cinema and Sound

Anglia Language Programme

Year 4

Writing Poetry

Film Journalism Optional modules:

Major Project Writing

Major Project in Film Practice

Special Topics in Film Studies

Screenwriting: Writing and Selling the Feature Film

Experiments in Film and Moving Image

Professional Practice in Film

Avant-Garde Cinema

Gender and Popular Cinema

Narrative in Global Cinema

Writing Speculative Fiction

Anglia Language Programme

Special Subject: Novel


Our BA (Hons) Writing and Film Studies will help you prepare for many writing and film-related roles.

Many of our past students now enjoy careers in:

  • film and video production
  • film criticism
  • cinema/film festival administration and management
  • film education
  • broadcasting
  • journalism
  • publishing

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