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Writing and Film Studies

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    6 Years

The combination of writing and film studies offers a challenging and stimulating programme of study that seeks to cultivate your creative and professional writing skills and teaches you to engage critically with a range of key films and film-makers.

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Requisitos: Required subject(s): A-level English or English Language or English - Language & Literature at grade C Non-Academic Conditions: Samples of written work required GCSE(s) Preferred: English, grade C


¿Dónde se da y en qué fecha?

comienzo Ubicación
01 octubre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Film Studies
Skills and Training


Course overview

You will take half of your degree in Writing and half in Film Studies.

Teaching on the Writing side of the course mainly consists of interactive workshops and seminar participation. There is also considerable scope for independently directed work, and we use a virtual learning environment to supplement class teaching on several modules.

Film Studies offers an excellent balance of theory and practice, allowing you to engage with essential critical and aesthetic approaches to a range of films and to apply those creatively to a range of practical projects. The course provides opportunities to screen your work on and off-campus, to undertake commissioned work and to engage with the film industry.

Core modules

  • Introduction to Imaginative Writing
  • Language and Criticism for Writers
  • Introduction to Film and Cinema
  • Writing Short Fiction
  • Theorizing the Specular and Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Major Project in Writing or Film Studies

Optional modules

  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Autobiography: Self, Narrative and Truth
  • Film and Genre
  • Film Art
  • Cinema and Sound
  • Film, Modernity and Postmodernity
  • Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video
  • Film Journalism
  • Film Reviewing
  • Film, Identity and Globalization
  • Documentary Film Theory
  • Independent Cinema: US and Beyond
  • 16 mm Filmmaking
  • Video Documentary
  • Animation
  • Introduction to European Cinema
  • European Cinema and Identity
  • History of Cinema
  • Hollywood Cinema
  • Introduction to Video
  • Multiplexed: Contemporary Popular Cinema
  • Creative Practice in Film and Video
  • Working in Film
  • Screenwriting: Adaptation
  • Modern Science Fiction
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Screenwriting: The Short Film
  • Creative Writing
  • Storytelling and Performance
  • Visualization, Research and Storyboarding (Recommended)
  • Writing at Work
  • Writing Drama
  • Writing for Radio
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing to Entertain, Inform and Persuade


Assessments on the Writing and Film Studies course include: portfolios of writing, critical commentaries, presentations, performance, proposals, reading journals, case studies, critical essays, log books, evaluation reports, film reviews and analyses, Internet, print and video production, commissions, and the 'crit', during which students present and defend their own work.

Personal Development Planning (PDP) is an integral part of assessment at Anglia Ruskin which encourages you to reflect and evaluate personal progress in the module and the degree course, and on the skills and abilities acquired in the degree course and their value outside the domain of academic study. On the Writing side this arises naturally out of the critical commentary element in each module, where you are asked to evaluate your portfolio work and reflect on writing processes.


6 years, part-time.

Teaching times

  • Thurs 1.00-3.00pm or 4.00-6.00pm (Teaching times for guidance only and subject to change)

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Comments: Work placements: Building relationships with film-related organisations through work placements and commissions is encouraged. Students have recently undertaken work experience with: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse; Cambridge Film Festival; Red TV; ITN; London Weekend Television; BBC; CBBC; MTV; Zenith Productions; London Studios; New York Film Academy.
Career opportunities: Past graduates now enjoy successful careers in film and video production, film criticism, cinema and film festival administration and management, film education and teaching, broadcasting, journalism and publishing, advertising and public relations. The thriving East Anglian arts environment will give you the opportunity to mix with professional writers. We cannot guarantee that the BA Writing and Film Studies course will enable you to live off your writing, but your course leader will be able to offer practical advice on submitting work for publication.