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Cinematic Arts BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

​The only course of its kind in Northern Ireland, the BSc (Hons) Cinematic Arts programme is for students who are interested in high quality storytelling on screen. In the age of streaming media (Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.) where content is constantly consumed, it is a very exciting time to be involved in cinema and film. Cinematic Arts will provide you with a whole host of essential skills required for filmmaking and image production across a range of platforms from mobiles and tablets through to modern 4k digital cinema screens. A first of its kind course in the island of Ireland it has been designed with the future at the forefront, ensuring your skills remain relevant and preparing you for the ever-evolving professional world. Forging together storytelling with the very latest in professional film production standards you will develop key skills in filmmaking and image production, screenwriting for film and TV, cinematography, editing, acting and directing and music and sound design.

This extremely practical course will get you industry ready and possessing the knowledge, skills and innovative drive to compete in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy; the creative industries. This degree is for those who want to develop practical methods in dramatic filmmaking (movies and TV series) by drawing on a variety of creative and technological disciplines. Technology and the arts are experiencing a period of profound change. Central to this change is the way in which these previously unconnected areas of study are becoming ever more dependent on each other with respect to the creation and delivery of content for new digital media platforms. The course is extremely practical, and 100% coursework based. With such a broad spectrum of skills covered this provides you with the opportunity to find what you enjoy and specialise in it. If you are a creative thinker interested in becoming a film director; screenwriter; film producer or production manager; cinematographer; art director, postproduction supervisor, film editor and colour grader; tv and commercial director or researcher then this course is an excellent way to gain the knowledge and experience needed to start your career.

Career options

Cinematic Arts graduates will complete their studies possessing a range of valuable and transferrable skills in key areas of moving image content development/production, communication and creative thinking. With such interdisciplinary skills future career opportunities aren’t limited to the cinematic world, other relevant roles and industries include:

  • Advertising
  • Ambient media
  • Filmmaking
  • Live performance
  • Online media
  • Research
  • Screenwriting
  • Visual Arts

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,910per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

Preference may be given to candidates with Moving Image Arts A level. Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.


University information

Ulster University

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    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    127 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    27 27%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%



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