Gain practical experience, make valuable contacts and build the skills you need for an exciting career in the thriving film and television industry.

Why study film?

Film engages, informs and inspires around the globe. It influences the way we see the world, helps us understand ourselves and gives us insight into the experience of others.

Get to know the creative and cultural forces that shape cinema and its audiences, and understand the role of the arts in today’s society.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Film Studies enhances your understanding and enjoyment of cinema.

You’ll study more than a century of American, British and world cinema, and learn about the social, cultural and economic factors that influence film.

Examine film criticism, marketing and festivals, and explore how film is produced and consumed.

Learn from leading academics. Explore different styles and forms of filmmaking, from contemporary blockbusters and indie movies, to documentaries, silent shorts and avant-garde experiments. Focus on the areas of film that most interest you.

Bristol is a creative hub for film and the arts, and our staff have strong relationships with local organisations, including the Watershed Media Centre, the Arnolfini and the Cube Microplex.

Take up volunteering, work experience and internship opportunities with collaborating arts organisations, pop-up events, and festivals such as Encounters Film Festival and the Bristol Radical Film Festival. There are also options to do summer work experience, or a sandwich year placement after Year two.

Graduate with an impressive set of skills and portfolio of work.

Where can it take me?

Your expertise in communication, critical analysis, research and creative thinking will be needed in a variety of sectors.

You could go on to work on film festivals or events, create your own films or write about them. Or move into other sectors such as publishing, digital content creation or advertising.

You might also go onto postgraduate study.