The Film Studies and Production degree at Queen’s offers a unique blend of 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 images and broader film culture. Classes take place in the cinema of the Queen’s Film Theatre and our dedicated Film Studio which features full broadcast-quality LED lighting and a 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).
Queen's University Belfast is committed to providing a range of international opportunities to its students during their degree programmes. Details of this provision are currently being finalised and will be available from the University website once confirmed.
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 a green screen.
We are an Authorised Avid Learning Partner for Pro Tools and Avid Media Composer, offering certified industry-approved trainingintegrated into the degree.