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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Film and TV Production

Full-time Digital media

Explore the art, craft and business of film and TV making from script to screen — and develop your own creative style.


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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? B031
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Consider the key techniques and skills required to make different types of films and TV.
  • Understand how theory and practice inform and inspire each other.
  • Study a practical course with intellectual rigour at its core.
  • Learn sustainable filmmaking with a founding member of the BAFTA albert HE Partnership.
  • Develop your understanding of working in the creative industries.

On this course, you’ll be inspired and empowered by film and television. You’ll own your own learning, while working collaboratively, and graduate with realistic, confident expectations of what your next steps will be.

How you learn

This programme offers a distinctive approach to Film and TV production for multiple platforms and a variety of audiences.

The focus is on practice-based learning and professionalism, independent as well as group practice. This reflects industry standards while encouraging innovation and risk taking.

You’ll be trained as an independent creative and technical thinker. You’ll graduate as a fully rounded, collaborative and employable professional — with the skills, knowledge, contacts and experience you need to start an exciting career.

You learn through

  • group work
  • lectures and seminars
  • technical workshops
  • industry visits and field trips
  • independent study
  • practice based learning and group work
  • public screening events and film festivals
  • distributing and exhibiting your work in the public realm
  • our own cinema, The Void

Course leaders and tutors

Chris Cooke
Chris Cooke
Senior Lecturer in Directing and Screenwriting

I teach screenwriting, directing and researching exhibition and distribution

Applied learning

Live projects

You will work on real projects, making documentaries, training films and online content for local and national companies. Recently our students have produced work for the NHS, Sheffield City Council and the Royal Society for the Blind. You can also have your work shown on Sheffield Live, a TV station which broadcasts to the region on Freeview and all digital packages.

In your final year, you’ll make a final, graduation piece, crewing up with your peers and exhibiting your work in a public space, normally The Showroom Cinema. You will engage with industry practices including distribution and exhibition.

Field trips

On each year of the course you take a field trip at no additional cost. In recent years these have included filmmaking in locations such as Liverpool and the Peak District, and trips to film festivals including Glasgow, London and Aesthetica in York. UK field trips that are a required part of the course will be included in your course fees, though additional costs will be required to attend further UK and overseas field trips that are not compulsory, such as the Berlin Film Festival.

Networking opportunities

We are a BBC partner and a sponsor of Sheffield Doc Fest, and also work closely with media companies such as Envy Post Production and Warp Films.

You will develop a two year strategy for your own future development as a filmmaker after the course and you will have the opportunity to visit major studios, post production houses and media businesses and to build professional networks and contacts.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • film and television production
  • the creative industries
  • marketing and communications
  • academia or further studies

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Pathe
  • Lionsgate
  • The Mill
  • Illuminations
  • 2AM Post Production
  • BBC
  • ITN
  • Warp Films
  • Tiger Aspect Productions

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • industry-standard cameras and sound equipment
  • professional studios, one which is equipped with green screen technology
  • Avid Media Composer
  • 4K as well as 35mm projectors and a Dolby 5.1 surround sound system

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications and include at least 32 points in a relevant subject*. For example:

  • BBC at A Level wioth a C in a relevant subject.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies .

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a media-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

As part of our selection process, we may request a portfolio or other evidence of your ability. Find out about the selection process and how to produce a strong portfolio.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

* Relevant subjects are • media studies • film studies • English • photography • history of art • theatre studies • history • drama.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Module 1. What Is Film And Tv? Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Module 2. How Do I Make Film And Tv? Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Module 3. What Can Film And Tv Be? Credits: 60
Module: Module 4. What Kind Of Film And Tv Maker Am I? Credits: 60

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Module 5. Our Film And Tv Credits: 100
Module: Module 6. My Context Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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