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Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Film and Media

Blend the power of media and the magic of film, ready to start your career in the creative industries.
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Course overview

Discover the meaning of film and the message of media, on our joint honours course where the dynamic worlds of film and media meet. By studying film and media, you'll learn how these communicative forms influence us, how they can enrich our lives and how you – through creative practice and engagement with the industry – can shape them.

At the heart of our course, you'll find experienced practitioners and researchers who actively contribute to contemporary debates, appearing on national news and television. Their engagement ensures that you remain connected to the rapidly evolving industry landscape. Our wide range of modules hones your practical skills while fostering critical analysis, preparing you for a career in this ever-expanding industry.

This programme is also available with a year in industry or a year abroad. You'll gain valuable experience and explore new cultures, demonstrating to employers that you are able to communicate, adapt and succeed in new and professional environments.

Why study Film and Media at Kent?

Your degree. Your way.

Take modules in areas such as location scouting, screenwriting, film sound, social media, podcasting or promotional media; find what interests you most.


Top 10

Film: 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2023. Communications and Media Studies: 6th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2023.

Best of both worlds.

Studying film and media, allows you to examine how old and new media create meaning today and discover how you can contribute to its future.

Build your network.

Connect with external industry professionals via our links to the BBC, The Guardian, the British Film Institute and Arts Council England.

Produce your own content.

Our specialist spaces include soundproofed studios, chroma-key green screen and black serge cycloramas, an extensive lighting grid and edit suites.

Everything you need to know about our Film and Media course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

This course combines the study of film and media. In your first year, you'll take two core modules, one from each discipline, in second and third year you'll only take one core module each year. This means you can tailor your course, taking elective modules from both disciplines, ranging from location scouting, screenwriting or film sound, to social media, podcasting or promotional media.

How you'll study

You'll study in lectures and small group seminars and also attend screenings or take field trips. The majority of modules are assessed solely by coursework, while others have a mix of exams and coursework. Your coursework could be assessed by essay, or you might produce a podcast, video essay, print media or a film as part of your assessment dependent on modules, so you can be assessed by the ways you work best.

Meet Lia

Seminars are really good opportunities to ask questions about anything you don't really get.

Lia had the fantastic opportunity to get involved in a documentary covering Pussy Riot's residency at Kent. You can hear from Lia about an average week for a Media student at Kent, or watch the documentary from a not-so-average week below!

Your future

As a Film and Media student at Kent, you'll benefit from creating in advanced learning environments and industry standard facilities. You'll join a dynamic and supportive arts community, where you work alongside your peers, academics and industry professionals. Everyone you meet from the day you join the course becomes part of your extended network.

As a Film and Media graduate, you’ll have worked on live projects and shoots and had the opportunity to go on internships and placements, giving you the experience to realise your ambitions. You'll also have studied the theory and ethiccs of film and media, so when you bring your innovative ideas to workplaces, they're underpinned not just by your creativity but also by wider considerations.

The creative, communication and critical thinking skills you develop at Kent prepare you for a role in the industry specifically, with opportunities to jump into creative projects you want to make a difference in. But, we also ensure your skills are adaptable.

Your deeper understanding of communication, meaning and messaging are skills that can set you up for an exciting career in any field. This means that you are free to explore your passions and further your ambitions, from education to business, charity to government; you'll have the talent and insight to build the career that you want.

Careers support
"I got really good advice on how to make sure my CV reflected my creative side." Seun Odubade now works as a Digital Content Executive

Award-winning alumni

Studying at Kent has helped show a demonstrable passion for the industry.

We caught up with Kent grads Tommy-Joe Brown, Matt Appleby and Harry Reeves to hear about their time at Kent and how it prepared them to work in the industry.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry
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  • International
  • UK
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  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

Undergraduate applications open for 2024 entry on 16 May 2023. You can still apply for courses starting in 2023 via the UCAS website.

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