The Film Studies and Production degree at Queen’s balances critical thinking and filmmaking. Students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in digital production, screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing, as well as developing their understanding of film and moving image and broader film culture. Classes take place in the cinema of the Queen’s Film Theatre, while practice classes are taught in our dedicated Film Studio with full broadcast-quality LED lighting and green screen. Students benefit from our cutting-edge digital production facilities including offline and online editing suites and use high-definition cameras and lighting and grip kits for location work. Across the programme practice-based learning is framed by the study of film concepts, critical contexts, and current industrial practices. This approach encourages our students to become creative and critical practitioners with highly developed audio-visual literacy. All of these skills enhance the employability of our graduates within the media and creative industries sector.
Film Studies And Production Degree Highlights
Film Studies and Production degrees at Queen's were rated first in the UK (Guardian University League Tables for Film and Production 2017).
Students will have an opportunity to study at one of our Erasmus partner institutions.
Accredited as Avid Authorised Learning Partner for Education, the School of Arts, English and Languages offers industry accredited certification in Media Composer and Pro Tools, both industry-leading software for film editing and sound postproduction. Preparatory work for these qualifications is embedded in the coursework of certain modules. Students will have the opportunity to attend an intensive short course and must pass the final exam to obtain the qualification.
Northern Ireland has one of the fastest-growing creative industry sectors in the UK economy. Film production teaching is regularly carried out and supervised by tutors who are actively involved in the film and media industry, providing invaluable opportunities to learn first-hand from film and media professionals.
Film at Queen’s has links with a range of independent and community-based film and media production companies (including Stirling Film and Television Productions, Double Band, Northern Visions, Green Inc.); as well as BBC (NI), UTV, the Belfast Film Festival, Film Devour Short Film Festival; Respect Human Rights Film Festival, and the Prison Memory Archive (PMA).
Our Film degrees use cutting-edge digital production facilities; we have both offline and online editing suites, with software such as Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Nuke for VFX Compositing, Fusion and Pro Tools. Full high-definition cameras are available, as are substantial lighting and grip kits for location work. Practical classes are held in a dedicated Film Studio with full broadcast-quality LED lighting using electrically controlled hoists and green screen.
We are an Authorised Avid Learning Partner for Pro Tools and Avid Media Composer, offering certified industry-approved trainingintegrated into the degree.
"Something I didn’t expect when I came, was how involved and how passionate, how committed the lecturers were to what they taught and how supportive they were… you’d meet tutors in first year who you were still in contact with in the third year."John Emerson, BA and MA in Film Studies
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Northern Ireland (NI)
England, Scotland or Wales (GB)
Other (non-UK) EU *
How to Apply
Application for admission to full-time undergraduate and sandwich courses at the University should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
When to Apply
UCAS will start processing applications for entry in autumn 2021 from 1 September 2020.
Advisory closing date: 15 January 2021 (18:00). This is the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.
Applications from UK and EU students after this date are, in practice, considered by Queen’s for entry to this course throughout the remainder of the application cycle (30 June 2021) subject to the availability of places.
Applications from International (non-UK/EU) students are normally considered by Queen’s for entry to this course until 30 June 2021. If you apply for 2021 entry after this deadline, you will automatically be entered into Clearing.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.
The Institution code name for Queen's is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.