Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Music and Film Studies

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • The Craft of Filmmaking

  • Creative Music Skills 2

Optional modules

  • History of Hollywood Cinema

  • American Film and Society

  • Music, Criticism and Culture

  • Music in Practice 1

  • Creative Music Skills 1

  • Screen, Nation, Identity

  • Writing Criticism

  • Music in Practice 2

  • Music, History and Society

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Film Music

  • Television Production and Analysis

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: Creative Pursuits

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: Working in Partnership

Optional modules

  • American Alternative Cinema

  • Game Audio

  • Landmarks of World Cinema

  • American Animation History

  • Musical-Made America

  • Audio-Visual Composition

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Composing for Film

  • Screen Production Project

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: the Arts as a Living

Optional modules

  • Special Study

  • Dissertation

  • Individual Project

  • Global Pop

  • History of Hollywood Horror

  • East Asian Cinema

  • Disney Studies

  • Global Nightmares

  • American History by Hollywood

  • Music Industry Studies

  • Composing for Spaces and Places

“Music at Hull stood out from other universities, I liked that you can pick modules from the first year.”

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More about this course

As Hull celebrates a successful year as UK City of Culture, there has never been a better time to study music and film with us. You'll enjoy brand new facilities, such as the Middleton Hall –  a world-class concert venue, and our industry-standard multi-media recording and editing facilities. 

The programme is for those who love both film and music. It focuses on those areas where the two subjects integrate – such as composing for film, the academic study of film music, cinematic sound design and even game audio. The course combines practical skills with creative theory and allows you to tailor the degree to match your interests. You'll develop a critical understanding of a range of practices under the guidance of expert staff from both disciplines. Your studies will also be enhanced by extracurricular opportunities including staff- and student-led ensembles, workshops, collaborations and productions.

Teaching and Learning

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Our music studios and recording equipment rival the best in the industry, including one of the finest ambisonic studios in the UK.

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Thanks to a £9.5 million investment, our Middleton Hall is now a world-class cultural venue boasting a superb 400-seater concert hall.

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Fantastic facilities include Middleton Hall, with its advanced cinema, as well as dedicated TV, film and digital media resources.

Benefit from our connections with regional film and media organisations, and gain invaluable work experience.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 
  • Applicants should have an A level in Music or Music Technology at Grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 3 music qualification
  • Applicants’ instrumental or vocal performance skills should be at a minimum of Grade 6 level. Musicians who can demonstrate performance at this level but who have not taken practical examinations are also encouraged to apply.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 at HL Music
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

The University of Hull offers music scholarships on the following instruments:

  • Harp Scholarship (1 award of £1,000 per year)
  • Organ Scholarship (1 award available from September 2019 of £2,000 per year)
  • Robert Marchant String Scholarship (4 awards, restricted to violin, viola, cello and double bass players only - £250 per year)
  • Ouseley Choral Scholarship (1 award, restricted to male vocalists - £150 per year)

To find out more, see our terms and conditions, and download an application form

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Popular careers include working in the film and music industries, teaching, the media, marketing, retail and management.

As well as subject-specific skills, our students develop the transferable competencies that employers value. We'll support you in developing your interpersonal, leadership and presentation abilities, your organisational skills and your capacity for logical and creative thinking.

There are also opportunities to progress to postgraduate study, both within these two subject areas and across the School of Drama, Music and Screen.