Theatre, Film and Media Studies BA (Hons)
Birkbeck, University of London
Key Course Facts
Are you drawn to storytelling on stage and screen? Are you interested in how live performance and screen media relate to one another? Would you like to study in central London, at the heart of the city’s vibrant theatre and literary culture?
If so, our distinctive, new BA Theatre, Film and Media Studies is perfect for you. In a building that was once home to Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group, you will study with leading academics and specialists in the fields of theatre and film. You will investigate theatre and screen media from the perspectives of spectator and practitioner, setting these practices in their historical contexts, and exploring the intersections between the live and the recorded.
You will get to grips with the many ways in which it is possible to tell stories on stage and on screen, with the chance to produce your own creative work independently and in collaboration with others. Throughout, you will ask questions about how theatre and film practices shape the world in which we live.
Our BA Theatre, Film and Media Studies makes full use of the rich context of Birkbeck's position in Bloomsbury, in London's West End, allowing us to engage with guest speakers and practitioners and make analysis of live performance and cinema screenings a central focus.
Birkbeck is located in the heart of literary London and writers and academics maintain strong links with publishers, broadcasters and the creative industries. You can study in a building that was once home to Virginia Woolf and frequented by members of the Bloomsbury Group - now home to our School of Arts - and be taught by leading dramatists and artists. The building houses our own creative hub which includes the Peltz Gallery, the Gordon Square Cinema and a theatre and performance space.
You will be eligible to submit work to the Scratch Night as part of Birkbeck Arts Week, and attend public events and performances curated by Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), English Language and Literature at Birkbeck achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality.
The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Mphil / PhD
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Tuition Fees Theatre, Film and Media Studies BA (Hons)
|England UK||£6935||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6935||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London (BBK) was established in 1823, and takes a different stance towards admissions than many other universities. Applicants are encouraged by BKK to apply even if they don’t possess the traditional qualifications normally required, as applications here are also considered based on an assessment of your knowledge on the subject, and any work experience you might have. Being located in the very centre of London, students will have all the advantages of the city’s public transport connections, as well as the chance to live in such a diverse and vibrant city with all that it offers.
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