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Film and Digital Media

Hull is one of few universities to incorporate digital and computer game design alongside film and TV. The structure of our degrees allows you to tailor your course to suit your own interests and specialisms. Film and Media is part of the School of The Arts, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


Our film studies courses combine theory with the practical side of film-making. If media studies is more your thing, you can master your creative production skills while exporting the relationship between media and society.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • BA (Hons) Film Studies

    Available with:

    Ideal for those passionate about film, and want to develop a deeper understanding of its history and culture, alongside practical filmmaking experience.

  • BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film Studies

    Develop your skills in writing and experimenting in different genres. You'll also look at film as art, history, culture, entertainment and commerce.

  • BA (Hons) Digital Design

    Available with:

    Learn how to solve creative problems using advanced digital technologies. You'll study graphic design, 2D and 3D design, animation and filmmaking.

  • BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies

    Gain unique, hands-on experience. A wide range of modules and facilities help bring your ideas to life on stage and screen.

  • BA (Hons) English and Film Studies

    Study English from a range of genres and periods, while also looking at film as art, history, culture, entertainment and commerce.

  • BA (Hons) Game and Entertainment Design

    Available with:

    Game and Entertainment Design BA Hons undergraduate course at the University of Hull.

  • BA (Hons) Media Studies

    Available with:

    Master creative production skills and critically explore the economic, cultural and historical relationship between media and society.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MA in Digital Media

    Gain an understanding of the role that digital media can play across different business functions, including marketing, IT, and executive management.

Postgraduate Research

  • Digital Media research degrees

    Our research is wide ranging and covers topics as diverse a social media, e-learning, digital curation and human-computer interaction.

  • Film Studies research degrees

    We offer PhD degrees in areas including television, American cinema, animation, horror and adaptation studies.

Music Film and Screen Digital Design Ashvita Sudhakar UNI-1198

I chose Hull because I liked the modules compared to other universities I looked at. They're better suited to me, and what I want to get out of the course.

Ashvita Sudhaka
BA (Hons), Digital Design


Film and Digital Media at Hull is part of the vibrant School of Arts, with a whole host of creative events throughout the year.

Our programmes are cross-disciplinary, with ties to subjects in American Studies, World Cinema, and Chinese Studies – boosting your employability in a global career market.


Our digital media staff are industry experts who've managed large projects across Europe, directed live media events, and delivered hundreds of visual design solutions.


Our courses splice together hands-on skill and thought-provoking theory. You can train in the practical side of film-making while developing a deeper understanding of cinematic history and culture.


You'll reap the benefits of our professional quality facilities including a world-class £9.5 million digital cinema and concert venue, and access to our dedicated on-campus TV, film and digital media facilities.



At Hull, our film and media students have access to some fantastic facilities. We’ve recently invested £9.5 million in creating a world-class concert hall, cinema and theatre space. These are in addition to our existing dedicated TV, film and digital media facilities on campus.

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Our close connections with regional film organisations and the media industry mean our students benefit from work experience opportunities.

Throughout your degree you’ll accumulate a portfolio of work. The optional year in industry allows you to enhance your CV with valuable real-world experience.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018

100%of film and digital media students are in work or further study six months after graduating*



Our diverse research output includes focus on Disney Theme Park history, extremity in horror films, and Information security, e-government and educational technologies.

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.