School of Arts

  • Film and Digital Media Production

    Designed to meet the challenges of the modern media, film industry and computer games, the degree programmes in Film and Digital Media Production at Brookes prepare students with the multi-platform skills, professional expertise, intellectual proficiency and knowledge required by one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the UK. Taught by inspirational academics, award winning industry professionals and supported by visiting tutors, scholars and alumni from the film, TV and games industry and higher education, students will join a dynamic and vibrant creative hub in the School of Arts within which to develop imaginative and critical work. Graduates have gone on to work for Universal, HBO, BBC, Framestore, The Discovery Channel and Sky TV.

  • Industry links

  • Student work

  • Ken Loach

    Guest speakers 

    • Ken Loach - Director: I, Daniel Blake
    • Terry Ackland-Snow - Art Director: Aliens (1986), Batman (1989), Dark Crystal (1982), The Living Daylights (1987)
    • Paul Webster – Producer: Atonement (2007)
    • Arti Shah – Performer: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)
    • Sandra Hebron – Former Head of of London Film Festival, National Film and TV School
    • Quicksilver Media – Emmy and BAFTA award winning current affairs Production Company
    • Nick O’Dwyer – Golden Globe and BAFTA award winning documentary filmmaker
    • Andrew Pulver – Film Critic and Editor
    • Gillian Kelly – Producer, reporter and journalist for ITN and Good Morning Britain
    • Johannes Roberts – Director: 47 Metres Down (2017)
  • Research in film and digital media

    Many of the staff in Digital Media and Film are active researchers exploring areas as diverse as Italian cinema audiences of the fifties and sixties; violence and masculinity in popular culture; data-mining film reviews; virtual reality and the avant-garde; and complex film-making in Hollywood focussing on the work of Christopher Nolan. In the last HEFCE research assessment (REF2014) areas of expertise identified included Mediterranean Cinema, audience studies and film as spectacle.