Film Studies


Welcome to Film Studies in the School of Arts

Our courses will open your eyes to the endless technological and creative possibilities of this exciting visual medium.

Film students

Why choose Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University?

Our BA and MA Film Studies courses combine the academic rigour of a traditional programme with practical and vocational components. This exciting and varied curriculum will make you stand out from the crowd when applying for a variety of careers in the film and media industry: from film, TV and media journalism to research; from production management for film and TV companies to creative writing for the screen.

Benefits of studying Film at Brookes

  • Join an honourable tradition of academic teaching in the creative arts at Oxford Brookes University. The course at Oxford Brookes is primarily theory-based and more detail about modules is available here.
  • Our teaching was graded as outstanding by our students in the 2013 National Student Survey with a 95% positive score.
  • All teaching staff are active researchers and have recently published books on contemporary film theory, crime TV and European popular cinema.
  • Students can access cutting edge 6K Red Epic Dragon camera equipment, which was also used to film Prometheus (2012) and The Hobbit (2012).
  • We have a brand new 4K Projection Room with THX approved sound.
  • Our students have completed work placements on high profile productions including Skyfall (2012) and Downton Abbey (2010-)
  • Students learn on location thanks to field trips to the Cannes Film Festival, New York and the Berlin Film Festival.
  • After graduation, our students have found work at companies including: Universal Pictures, BeAtTV, Icon Films, and Pinewood Studios.

Links to industry

Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University is proud of its extensive links with the film industry: locally, nationally and internationally. Our team of media professionals form an advisory board providing expert guidance on what the industry expects from Film Studies graduates as well as contributing to our varied teaching programme. Visiting speakers contribute to the degree programmes and also to the Film Research Seminar series.

Oxford Brookes Film Productions

Film students

The principal aim of Oxford Brookes Film Productions is to bring together people from various courses to work on and produce short films of a high quality. This allows students to develop more projects above and beyond what they might do within their course and put together a portfolio of work that they can take with them from their time at University.

We also host screenings of student work, try and get them screened at festivals and support the production of student films as best we can. Making a film (short or otherwise) is a collaborative process involving many people and we feel that other courses and areas within the University have key roles to play and invite them to join us.

Why Oxford is a great place to study Film

Oxford has a unique cinematic life and benefits from two multiplex and two art cinemas, which organise retrospectives of classic and contemporary films, special events with filmmakers, and film festivals. As one of the world's great academic cities, Oxford is a key centre of debate, with conferences, seminars and forums taking place across education, science, the arts and many other subjects.


Student Films »

Short Courses in Art - Summer 2014