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Drama and Film [with placement year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore film theory and film-making from all over the world, as well as different modes of performance with our BA (Hons) Dramaand Film degree in Cambridge. With our BA (Hons) Drama and Film degree, you’ll explore the latest theory and practice in both fields as we help you to growinto a confident, versatile and exciting drama and film practitioner with transferable skills to suit whichever field you hope to workin. Performance is at the core of our Drama and Film degree here at ARU, whether you’re in front of or behind the camera. Yourunderstanding of film theory and history will improve your acting skills and your hands-on knowledge of performance practice willenhance your filmmaking or writing skills. In drama, you’ll work on public-productions and smaller-scale projects, exploring practices and texts from the 20th centuryonwards as well as working on original pieces. In film you’ll explore the language and convention of drama and film, taking in some of the key movements in history fromHollywood cinema through to more experimental modes of performance. You’ll also have the chance to weight your studies to prepare for a career in the arts or fields such as teaching – get ready tochange the way others see the world. You’ll follow an experiential, 'learning-through-doing' programme. Your degree will see you choosing from a range of career-focused optional modules, completing a 100% practical Major Project in either Drama or Film, and graduating with aprofessionally produced showreel and portfolio. There are opportunities to gain valuable work experience throughout the course. Connect with Cambridge’s performance scene through our links to local networks such as Cambridge Arts Network andCambridge Live. You’ll get the chance to perform in public venues around Cambridge as well as in our own Mumford Theatreand Covent Garden Studio. As part of your studies, you’ll see your films screened at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and other public venues, and get involvedbehind-the-scenes at local events - thanks to our connections with organisations such as Take One magazine and CambridgeFilm Festival. Experience being part of a professional troupe with our very own Community Theatre Company, and perform and collaboratewith other creative industries students. You’ll be able to collaborate with other Cambridge School of Creative Industries students such as our music students to createGenerated on 26/10/2020, 15:03:06Page 1 of 10music for your films. We’ll also support you to find placements and work experience. Develop your technical and production skills in our specialist facilities, with full training and support from our technical staff. You might even choose to study abroad for a trimester, with funding available to help cover the cost.Our courses are delivered through teaching and learning methods which provide students with the widest possible exposure to amodern and innovative higher education experience.These methods vary and could include attendance at lectures and seminars, undertaking laboratory exercises or work-basedactivities, practical work, performances, presentations, field trips, other relevant visits and e-learning through Canvas, our onlinelearning management system.Each course is divided into a number of ‘modules’ which focus on particular areas, each of which has a specific approach to itsdelivery. This information is published to students for each module they take via the Module Definition Form (MDF) and Canvas.

Application deadline

25 January

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 96

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Vibrant and bustling city campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, both under an hour from London on the train.
A friendly and welcoming community of students and staff from around the globe.
A range of international scholarships available.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 102 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    104 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51.0 51%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.62 72%



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