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International: £13,250 per year
This course scored 92% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.
- Learn cinematic codes and the conventions of film storytelling, with a grounding in narrative theory.
- Study a variety of films across a range of different genres, periods and countries in state-of-the-art cinema facilities.
- Develop research skills with an emphasis on how they can be applied to future careers.
Learn to analyse films as well as cinema's industrial development, changing production, distribution and exhibition practices and leading theoretical frameworks. You also have the opportunity to undertake a range of activities related directly to future employment across a number of industries, such as film journalism, film marketing, and management of film festivals.
Watch student MaeMae Millichamp talk about what it’s like to study on this course
How you learn
In lectures you gain knowledge and understanding of the subject. In seminars and workshops you participate in discussion, presentations and writing exercises, developing communication and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to think and respond quickly and creatively to questions and ideas. Our modules include weekly screenings, either in our own cinema, The Void, or at Sheffield's leading art cinema, the Showroom, with whom we have a long-standing partnership.
You learn through
- film screenings
- online blogs
- shot breakdowns and segmentations
- verbal presentations
- video essays
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University's Humanities Research Centre
During the course you have the opportunity to engage with a range of volunteering opportunities and placements at film festivals (such as DocFest, Celluloid Screams and Sensoria), as well as participate at film events (such as running film clubs and screenings). Students also publish a film magazine, The Void, and participate, as both presenters and production crew, in our own weekly radio programme, The Film Show, on Sheffield Live!
Alongside taught sessions, your learning is expanded by trips off-campus (previous trips have included the British Film Institute, the National Science and Media Museum , local cinemas, and the Berlin Film Festival ) as well as a variety of guest lecturers and speakers including, leading film directors, script writers, film composers and film journalists.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for June 2019.
This course prepares you for a career in
- the arts, media and entertainment industries
- community development
- the cultural industries
- arts administration
- events management
- professional writing
- programme scheduling.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- state-of-the-art 4K digital projection
- twin 35mm film projectors
- thousands of films on DVD, Blu-ray and on-campus online screening
- a large collection of cinema books and journals
- a unique collection of archival material on microfiche
- individual viewing facilities for private study with access to the BFI's SIFT database
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BCC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent
We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.
Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Cinema Now!||Credits: 20||
|Module: Cinemania||Credits: 20||
|Module: Film Narrative||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Film Analysis||Credits: 20||
|Module: Studying And Researching Cinema||Credits: 20||
|Module: Studying Film History||Credits: 20||
|Module: Community Cinema||Credits: 20|
|Module: European Cinemas||Credits: 20|
|Module: Thinking About Movies||Credits: 20|
|Module: A Close-Up On British Cinema||Credits: 20|
|Module: Beyond The Mainstream||Credits: 20|
|Module: Diy Film Making||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hollywood Cinema||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tv Comedy & Drama||Credits: 20|
|Module: Film Dissertation||Credits: 40|
|Module: Film Theory||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Film Writing||Credits: 20|
|Module: American Nightmares||Credits: 20|
|Module: Contemporary East Asian Cinema||Credits: 20|
|Module: Documentary||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Must-See Tv||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Film and performance courses (PDF)
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