University of Essex

22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Film Studies and Art History

Our world is dominated and driven by visual media. Understanding art and visual culture has never been more relevant and rewarding – studying images and objects is an exciting degree option. Our distinctive curriculum allows you to develop your interest in the history of the image and in visual communication skills as well as developing the art of making and analysing film. Our courses are ideal for those with a natural curiosity for the world. You cover the whole history of art, choosing from a variety of specialist options. You engage with art works that range from Old Master paintings, through the Pre-Raphaelites and Surrealists, to the most up-to-date contemporary art and visual culture. Taught by film professionals with extensive industry experience, you gain hands-on practical training in all aspects of film production, including cinema work, editing, lighting, scriptwriting, and production management. Understanding visual history allows you to complement and enhance your exploration of different world cinemas as you learn about the history of film and its formal aesthetics, in a variety of contexts.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,Colchester
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £14,020