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BA (Hons) Film Production and Cinematography (full-time)

Key course information

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development

14/09/2020

3 years

University Level

9250.00

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Course Overview


Have you always wanted to work behind the scenes of a Hollywood production?Do you dream of seeing your name on the big screen? Taught by experienced industry professionals and academics, our course in Film Production and Cinematography will give you the key technical, creative and production skills to pursue a career in the highly competitive world of film and television.You will work on dramas, documentaries, music videos and commercials and have access to a wide range of industry level equipment.This includes broadcast digital cameras, Sony FS7s and Sony FS5s, film cameras, Arriflex and Bolex, nonlinear edit suites, Steenbeck editing tables, location lighting, dollies and track.Our students’ work continues to win prizes in national and international competitions and our alumni work on many high profile film and television productions.


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four film studies students around a camera
film studies student around camera
lecturer and students talking around camera
two film studies student behind a desk editing
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film studies students smiling
male film study student holding camera
male film studies student holding camera
student filming male in wheelchair in front of green screen
four film studies students around a camera
film studies student around camera
lecturer and students talking around camera
two film studies student behind a desk editing
film studies student in camera lense
film studies students smiling
male film study student holding camera
male film studies student holding camera

What will I learn?


You will have the opportunity to develop skills in camera, lighting, directing, producing, scriptwriting, editing and sound recording.

As well as shooting on digital, there are multiple opportunities to shoot on 16mm and 35mm film.

The emphasis is on learning through practical filmmaking projects.

You will also study film history and theory to inform and enhance your practical work.

The 4 week or 30 week professional placement allows many students to get a foot in the door and they return to do paid work after graduation.

Students have recently completed placements on Killing Eve, Death of Stalin, The Nutcracker, The Rook and at Panavision, Disney, BBC and Arri Rental UK.

Entry Requirements


112-128 UCAS tariff points from 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


You will be required to undertake a 4 week or 30 week (placement year) work placement.

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project and you will also undertake group work.

The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Additional Costs and Information


You will have access to professional standard facilities and equipment.

However, many final year students chose to bring additional funding to their graduate film project.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development


Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Fashion Design
  • Videographer

  • Producer
  • Presenter
  • Photography

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