201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

Art and Film - University of Reading

Explore both the practical and theoretical sides of art and film and investigate how each discipline has influenced the other. Discover film from the late nineteenth century to the modern day while developing your professional practice under the guidance of internationally renowned artists and curators at Reading School of Art. You will join a lively and creative community, explore a vast range of media, experiment with emerging art forms and develop as an artist. There is dedicated space accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week and a studio tutor who will help you develop your individual and professional practice. The studios are a busy place with events, screenings, performances and exhibitions happening regularly. Our teaching staff are artists, curators and researchers of international standing who are actively involved in the art world, and whose latest research was found to be 100% internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014 – Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory: A – Art.) There are regular trips to museums and art galleries to prompt thoughts on how art is displayed and received. You will gain professional experience throughout your degree by taking part in your own exhibitions, public art commissions and events. In Film, you will choose from a range of modules covering world cinema, avant-garde, experimental film-making, new forms of digital entertainment and video art and the cinema of classical and contemporary Hollywood, such as musicals, melodrama, action cinema and the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Practical work complements your critical and theoretical study allowing you to apply what you learn through practice, drawing on the market-leading facilities of the £11.4 million Minghella building, including a film and television studio, cutting rooms and audio post-production facilities, three theatre spaces, and a digital cinema. Study the complex histories and social impact of your chosen subject using various critical approaches and have the flexibility to specialise in your favourite areas. There is the option to create short films, television pieces or theatre performances; this can include directing, projection, sound and lighting as well as post-production techniques such as editing, colour grading and sound mixing. With support of dedicated technicians you will develop your technical skills in multimedia spaces designed to encourage innovation and creativity. Advice and guidance in career development is provided throughout your studies and placements are strongly encouraged. Past students have enjoyed art internships at Studio Voltaire and the Frieze Art Fair, performed at the ICA, taken part in an Arts Council-supported film project at the Museum of Rural Life and participated in an international exhibition at the Seoul Institute of Arts in South Korea There are several opportunities for you to study abroad at an international university, such as the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada; Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; Monash University, Australia; and National Taiwan University of the Arts in Tapei, Taiwan. **Careers** As well as practical experience our students also graduate with a range of transferable skills, such as self-motivation, time management and strategic thinking. We incorporate careers development into your learning from your second year. Many of our graduates develop successful careers as artists, writers and curators. These include a number of famous alumni, such as Turner Prize-nominated artists, and PhD students who are award-winning artists and curators at influential museums. Others have found employment in galleries, education, art therapy, film and video production, journalism, advertising and teaching. Recent employers include Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, The Burlington Magazine, Christies, Microsoft, and the BBC. Some graduates choose to continue their studies or go into teacher training.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-10-01
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,475