BA Film Studies
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3rd for Media and Film Studies
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32nd in the world for English Language and Literature
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
As an undergraduate, you'll study the principles of film studies and a variety of different national cinemas. The modules will be taught by academics from The Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, which also sponsors cultural events, seminar series, conferences and research projects.
Studying with us
Your film studies modules will be taught by The Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures.
The first of its kind in the country, our Centre has distinguished itself by taking a positive, inclusive and democratic approach to Film Studies, specialising in the situated study of cinematic forms. We also explore digital technologies for film production and distribution.
If you chose to study film studies with a language, the University's Language Zone has a range of resources, including books, magazines, audio and video resources and provides opportunities to practice your language skills through workshops, language exchanges and language groups. It is also a valuable resource to students who wish to study language independently.
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The birthplace of film
Leeds and the wider region has a long association with the development and creation of film. It is believed that Louis Le Prince made the first ever motion picture film in Leeds in 1888.
Today, our city is home to the annual Leeds International Film Festival, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival and numerous independent cinemas, including art-house cinema the Hyde Park Picture House - the world's last surviving gas-lit cinema.
We're also very close to Bradford, the home of the National Science and Media Museum.