Film Studies and Production

This film degree will provide a theoretical grounding and historical understanding of visual culture, as well as equip you with a broad range of production skills within different areas of the media, including documentary filmmaking, screenwriting and short film production.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Film Studies and Production

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

This course allows you to combine practice, critical and creative work. You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in digital production, screenwriting, directing and develop your understanding of film, moving image and broader film culture. You will analyse and reflect on film and documentary. Practice-based learning framed by the study of film concepts and current industrial practices will encourage you to become creative and critical practitioners with highly developed audio-visual literacy – valuable employability skills for the media and creative industries sector.

If you’re always wanted to turn that film that’s in your head into a reality, or develop a deeper understanding about how films tell our stories, then this is the degree for you. This exciting course will provide you with all the tools and knowledge that you will need to make a profession of your passion and forge a career in film.
The school is also home to a dynamic and vibrant community of professionals and students who want to make and study films. Nestled in a breath-taking location between the Snowdonia National Park and the Irish Sea, Bangor’s location has brought HBO, Netflix, the BBC, S4C and a host of a major film companies to shoot here. Recent productions include Watchmen at Penrhyn Castle or The Crown in Caernarfon Castle.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

A flexible degree structure balancing subject breadth with opportunities to specialise in film history, theory, screenwriting, film music or film production.

A dynamic, creative and professional learning experience - working closely with world-leading scholars and practising industry professionals and consultants.

Excellent facilities, including a fully equipped media centre with editing suites and the latest 4K digital filmmaking equipment.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.