Led by staff with an international reputation in filmmaking as well as scholarship, Film at Roehampton is a course by professionals, for future professionals. It combines a grounding in film concepts, history and critical practice while also plunging you into creative filmmaking from day one.
Our film production courses are taught by recognised, working industry professionals, whose productions include BIFA and BAFTA-nominated fiction and documentary films, in competition at top festivals including Tribeca, Edinburgh, London, Sheffield, and Cannes ACID, broadcast on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Arte, and distributed in over 120 territories. Tutors on our film studies modules have cutting edge books with BFI, Routledge and other leading publishers, and their writing appears regularly in The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Granta, and beyond.
Our strong industry links ensure students also benefit from visiting workshops and tutorials with some of the top professionals in the global film industry from Cannes-winning directors and Oscar-winning composers to commissioners and funders like Netflix and the BFI.
With access to brand-new state-of-the-art film, editing and studio facilities, including two purpose built film studios and a cinema, the course is taught from London’s only campus university. The beautiful parkland setting is perfect for your short films, yet our location also allows full immersion in the creative culture of the capital, with its film festivals, galleries and world-class cinemas.
Exploring everything from fiction to documentary, from global cinema to digital distribution, you’ll learn to collaborate creatively with other students, developing specialisms in directing, writing, producing, cinematography, editing and sound work, while extending your understanding of film history, concepts and aesthetics. As you progress, you can choose to specialise in the practical or theoretical side, or keep equal weighting. Documentary and fiction filmmaking, Women’s representation, the Horror genre, Essay films and Experimental Cinema are just some of our distinctive specialisations.
As part of the newly-launched School of Arts, you’ll work alongside students from Dance, Drama, Photography and Journalism in a hotbed of creative cross-fertilisation and opportunity. With chances to visit international film festivals like Berlin and Tribeca (NYC) and credited work placements at a variety of media, film, TV and arts organisations, we produce students whose work connects with wide, diverse audiences and who emerge with a strong foundation in film, TV and wider media careers.