BA (Hons) Film Studies and Production

Film Production and Film Studies at Winchester offers students the opportunity to integrate a rigorous critical engagement with film texts alongside the acquisition of practical filmmaking skills.


BA (Hons) Film Studies and Production at University of Winchester

UCAS code: PW36

Entry Requirements* 

Typical offer: 

2017 Entry: 96-112 points 

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years)

International Students

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years)

For further details click here

Additional costs: 


  • Core texts: John Hill & Pamela Church Gibson (eds) The Oxford Guide to Film Studies, OUP 1998 (Year 1). Approximately £35. 
  • Core texts: David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, Film Art: an Introduction, McGraw-Hill, 1993, 97, 2004, 06, 10, 12, 16 (Year 1). Approximately £35.00 for 11th edition new, or less for earlier editions.


  • Overseas trip: Students will have the option to attend an overseas Film Festival in each year of study. Approximately £375. 

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as text books and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information


Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

**If you are starting your degree in September 2017, the first year will cost you £9,250. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 (Home and EU), £34,800 (International). However, please be aware that this may change. Our fees will be reviewed annually before the academic year begins and in-line with Parliament's approval of inflationary increases or decreases to fees for institutions with high quality teaching. 

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

Students study a range of key film production techniques and practical  processes in conjunction with the examination of films and the application of theoretical cinematic concepts and ideas.

Students are familiarised with the concepts, methodological tools and skills with which to analyse film. American, European and global perspectives on film and film culture are examined, while investigating the subject of film historically, culturally and in terms of its industrial and institutional determination.

The course engages with film criticism, cinema history, the production process and cultural issues surrounding film so students can develop wider perspectives on the use and function of film production.

Alongside this knowledge of a wide range of theoretical concepts, students acquire skills in the aesthetic and technological processes of directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography and sound.

This Combined Honours course is ideal for students wishing to work in the film industry where critical and practical understandings of film are vital.

Open 24 hours a day, the Multimedia Centre offers outstanding industry-standard facilities including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, a computerised radio studio, and facilities for multi-track audio recording. A wide range of equipment is available and the Centre is an Apple Certified Training Centre.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Production Process
  • Introduction to Film Techniques
  • Reading Film
  • Film Criticism
  • Film Narrative
  • Film History
  • Camera, Lighting and Sound Workshop
  • History of Camera Technologies

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Cinematography
  • Editing Sound and Image
  • Music and Film
  • Approaches to Film
  • Volunteering

Optional modules:

  • Contemporary  European Cinema
  • Film Genres I
  • Film Genres II
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • World Cinema; Silent Cinema; Music and Film
  • Film Cultures
  • Film Adaptations
  • Film Audiences
  • European Art Cinema
  • Contemporary British Cinema
  • Women and Film
  • Cinema, Politics and Society
  • Screenwriting; British Cinema to 1980
  • B-Movies
  • Video for Film Students
  • Cinema Technologies 
  • Volunteering for Film Studies
  • Researching Film Studies (optional module for those taking Extended Independent Study in Film Production)

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Extended Independent Study
  • Film Production  Project 1
  • Film Production Project 2
  • Show Reel Entrepreneurship and Employment

Optional modules:

  • Authorship and Film; Film and Realism
  • Stars
  • Documentary and Non-Fiction Film
  • Film and the City
  • National Cinemas I
  • National Cinemas II
  • Melodrama and Film
  • The Regulation of Film Violence in Britain
  • Black British Independent Cinema
  • Animation
  • The Invention of Hollywood
  • Cult Film and Art Cinema
  • New Wave Cinema

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library 

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates work in film and television related industries, creative industries, advertising, media and teaching.

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement


The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234

International Students

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