Do you want to develop a deep understanding of film as an art form and cultural phenomenon? Do you want to learn the creative and technical skills to produce your own distinctive work to a professional standard? Our Film degree integrates the academic study of film with a practical education in filmmaking. We’ll give you a broad introduction to film in your first year, developing your key analytical skills and knowledge of contemporary developments in the film industry internationally. You’ll study all aspects of audio-visual production, developing a range of practical and craft skills. You’ll deepen and extend your knowledge and abilities in years 2 and 3, studying core modules that explore approaches to researching media, film and culture and theorising film. We’ll give you the chance to explore the aspects of film that interest you the most with a choice of practical and academic option modules including short film production, digital effects and contemporary cult TV. We structure your options to make sure you get a broad-based knowledge of film, but how you balance the academic and practical is up to you. Real-world experience is at the heart of your degree, thanks to the two professional work placements you’ll complete. By the time you graduate, you’ll have had the opportunity to become a confident, engaged, and skilled professional with extensive specialist knowledge, the ability to generate and communicate original ideas, and a mastery of all the crafts of filmmaking. **Graduate opportunities** Our graduates work as camera operators, film and television producers, programme schedulers, sound recordists, promotional videographers, freelance filmmakers, radio producers/presenters, teachers and university lecturers. Many of our graduates have set up their own businesses and work for a wide range of companies, such as the BBC, Sky and ITV. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Our students have undertaken placements working as camera operators, production assistants, editors, photographers, visual effects artists, graphic designers, animators, script writers and researchers. We have strong links with many key employers in the region and beyond, including the BBC, ITV, independent production companies in film, television, and new media, and marketing, public relations, and advertising agencies.