Study the art and craft of cinema and gain the practical and creative skills that will prepare you for a contemporary filmmaking career.
BA (Hons) Film provides an in-depth grounding in the technical processes, creative skills and production practices necessary for a career in the media and creative industries. From the outset, you are encouraged to think critically and creatively, developing your skills so that you can convey your ideas through practical work.
You will be taught to a high technical standard through the craft of script writing, producing, directing, documentary film-making, production design, cinematography, editing, sound design and other roles that are instrumental to industrial and independent film-making practices.
The course provides the opportunity to study at a partner university overseas, or complete a work placement in industry in your third year.
Throughout your studies, you will strive towards the goal of being an intelligent, creative and contemporary film-maker. By identifying your strengths and perfecting your craft within established film-making roles, you will increasingly define your own area of study and develop an individual creative practice, so that by graduation you will be capable of producing creative and original works of the highest quality.
We are a top 2 UK modern university for Drama, Dance & Cinematics (2nd of 63) – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
BA (Hons) Film is a full-time programme and takes place at the Merchiston Campus and at our purpose-built post-production facilities at Merchiston Avenue.
We offer fully equipped, specialist film facilities including high-end digital cinema cameras, professional film lighting, Avid Media Composer edit suites, Pro Tools, a professional dubbing theatre and a grading suite.
Alongside the more formal teaching content, there is a significant element of self-directed study and research, both individually and via group work.
Through independent enquiry, students are encouraged to develop and realise project ideas towards briefs that are designed to engage with relevant social, cultural and contextual concerns.