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Writing 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

Develop your writing and filmmaking skills while learning about the films, writers and directors that have shaped the medium, withour BA (Hons) Writing and Film degree in Cambridge.You’ll learn to tell stories which engage audiences whether you want to write poetry, drama, short fiction, or make films anddocumentaries. You’ll explore and develop professional writing techniques related to film including screenwriting and filmjournalism.You’ll get invaluable feedback on all of your creative writing work professional writers, including our teaching staff and RoyalLiterary Fund fellows (link to: https://www.rlf.org.uk/fellowships/anglia-ruskin-university/?rlf_history=1), and from your fellowstudents. This will offer you the unique opportunity to consider a range of responses to your work, as well as sharpening your owncritical skills. Investigating filmmaking practices from all over the world, and learning the language of film from the perspective ofa filmmaker, you’ll make your own short films in video, animation or 16mm format, with full training in camera operation, soundrecording and editing from professional filmmakers. If you specialise in filmmaking, you’ll put your well-practised skills to the testin a project that, once complete, will be screened at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. The best may also be selected forshowing at the Cambridge Film Festival.You’ll learn to write knowledgeably and critically about film with opportunities to get involved in Cambridge’s exciting arts scene,including the annual Cambridge Film Festival (link to: https://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/).Our optional modules allow you to further explore your interests or specialise for a particular career. In Years 2 and 3, you canalso learn a language on our Anglia Language Programme and what’s more, you can choose to study abroad as part of yourcourse and expand your cultural horizons and get funding to cover the cost.Our links with local and national organisations will help you make contacts and find work placements in the industry. Our recentstudents have found internships and placements with companies such as the BBC, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Film & VideoUmbrella, Cannes Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Take One magazine, Watersprite Film Festival, CBBC, ITNProductions, London Studios, MTV, New York Film Academy, Pinewood Studios, StudioCanal UK (formerly Optimum Releasing)and Sight & Sound magazine.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,900per year

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Entry requirements

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A level :

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

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

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 53 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    114 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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