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

Key course information

Film and Media Production

20/09/2021

3 years

University Level

9250.00 per year

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Course Overview


Delivered at our Salisbury campus, this course aims to produce graduates who engage with the world with interest, insight, intellectual curiosity and ethical awareness. These attributes will allow you to work as creative, collaborative, reflective and confident practitioners to contribute and shape the present and future film, television and related industries.


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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?


The course typically involves modules in the following subjects:
Year One:
- Screen Studies 1
- Professional Development Plan
- Film Craft Principles
- Production Principles
- Creative Storytelling
- Collaborative Project
Year Two:
- Screen Studies 2
- Production Portfolio
- Film Specialisms
- Investigating Industry
- Negotiated Project
Year Three:
- Concept Development
- Graduate Project
- Research Project
- Professional Contexts
Please note:
Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements


112-128 UCAS tariff points from 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system) or equivalent qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

• IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

• We also take the equivalent English Language qualifications set out in document 3H - Standards of English for International Students and English Language Qualifications.

In addition to the criteria above, you may be assessed by means of an interview or submission of work. The interview will examine motives, background and professional competence and gauges standards of comprehension and intellectual range.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Teaching and Learning:
You are normally required to complete a placement. The minimum requirement is a 4 week ‘short’ placement. Successful completion of a short placement is a graduation requirement although students are encouraged to complete the short placement between years 2 and 3.
As an alternative to the short placement and with sufficient notice, you may undertake a 30-week ‘sandwich’ placement. The sandwich placement must take place between years 2 and 3 and be in the broad area of Film or Television production.
To be allowed to proceed to year 3, you must:
• Complete a minimum of 30 weeks satisfactory work experience (‘sandwich placement’ students)
• Complete the placement logbook satisfactorily which may include assignments relating to the nature of your work and the organisation you are working in.
• Satisfactorily meet the performance criteria of the placement as determined by the completed assessment forms from the company and you.

The supervised work placement draws on some or all the modules studied on the first two years of the programme. It provides the opportunity for you to develop your abilities and demonstrate an understanding of Film Production and Cinematography and related subjects as well as providing a platform for successful entry into the profession following graduation.
It applies and demonstrate an understanding of the skills acquired in years 1 and 2 and makes a major contribution to the understanding of the final level modules and further develops dissertation research by utilising the context of the work experience as appropriate and enhances your prospects of future employment.

Additional Costs and Information


You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via the UCAS website.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is B50.

The UCAS course code for this programme is PW36.

You can contact the college on +44 (0)1225 756200 or email HEAdmissions@wiltshire.ac.uk for more information.

The cost of this programme is £9,250 per year.

You may be required to purchase relevant textbooks as recommended by individual lecturers.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College & University Centre is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

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

MA Cinematography for Film and Television (Bournemouth University).MA Directing for Film and Television (Bournemouth University).Film and TV production has become ever more sophisticated over the years and you need to be versatile with a good understanding of the industry and the latest technology to get ahead.We have an excellent reputation within this competitive industry and our graduates consistently go on to work on high profile TV and film projects.Our graduates have worked on productions such as The Bourne Identity, James Bond, The Blue Planet, BBC and ITN News, Alan Partridge, Eyes Wide Shut, Casualty, Formula One Motor Racing, Survivor, Dark Shadows, Avengers, Dr Who, Downton Abbey, Last Tango In Halifax and many others.

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