BA (Honours) Film and TV Production

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BA (Honours)

Film and TV Production

Full-time Acting film and TV

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: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What are the entry requirements?

    112-120 UCAS points

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    What is the UCAS code?

    B031

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


Course summary

  • Learn key techniques and skills required in film and TV and develop an understanding of professional practice.
  • Develop the ability to produce distinctive moving image work, informed by a range of historical, cultural, theoretical and professional contexts.
  • Create content that supports a vision for a sustainable future with the BAFTA albert HE Partnership.

On this course, you’ll find yourself in an exciting community of creatives who are inspired and empowered by bold and innovative film and TV production. Working together and independently, you can produce a range of film projects including narrative, documentary and experimental filmmaking.


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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.


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 multi skilled and employable professional — with the knowledge, contacts and experience you need to start an exciting career.


You learn through

  • producing short films
  • writing scholarly essays
  • lectures, seminars and feedback screenings
  • 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

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 Screen Yorkshire, DocFest’s Exchange Programme, Aesthetica film festival, NHS, Sheffield City Council and with Sheffield’s diverse communities.

In your final year, you’ll make a 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
We aim to take students on trips to film festivals which in the past have included London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica, Berlin and Glasgow.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • film and television production e.g. director, producer, location manager, TV researcher, cinematographer, sound recordist / designer, editor
  • and associated roles
  • the creative industries
  • marketing and communications
  • academia or further studies

 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Lionsgate, Illuminations, Warp Films, Tiger Aspect Productions, True North
  • Independent production for BBC, ITN, Channel 4, Netflix, BFI
  • The Mill, Envy, Spool, 2AM Post Production
  • Feature films e.g. Mission Impossible 7, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, 1917, Jurassic World Dominion, You Were Never Really Here
  • Pathé

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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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

  • 112-120

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBC-BBB at A Level 
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Merit overall from a T level Qualification
  • A combination of qualifications which 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

• 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.

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.

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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Module 1. What Is Film And Tv?
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Module 2. How Do I Make Film And Tv?
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Module 3. What Can Film And Tv Be?
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Module 4. What Kind Of Film And Tv Maker Am I?
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Placement Year
Credits -
Assessment
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Module 5. Our Film And Tv
Credits 100
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Module 6. My Context
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

Additional costs for Acting, screenwriting and film courses (PDF, 333.7KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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