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BA (Honours)

Film and Media Production

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Full-time Digital media

Explore the art, craft and business of filmmaking from script to screen, and develop your own independent creative style.

This course is now full for 2020

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2020.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? P390
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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We are planning a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online learning for the 2020/21 academic year to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students. Read more about studying at Hallam this September.

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Course summary

  • Learn the key techniques and skills required to make many different types of films.
  • Build your technical production skills and expand your critical and theoretical understanding of the subject.
  • Develop your understanding of working in the creative industries.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.
  • Build your employability by working with industry professionals and attending workshops.

This course focuses on the practical and critical elements of media production and filmmaking. Through practice-based learning, we will equip you with the knowledge and confidence that will enable you to fulfil your potential in the world of film and media.

How you learn

Tutors and students provide an overview of the course and what it's like to study in Sheffield.

At every level of the course you will have the opportunity to engage with live projects and professional work opportunities. You can apply to access placements, volunteering opportunities, training schemes, internships and work experience through our relationships with industry professionals.

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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

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. 

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.


You'll get the chance to enter prestigious competitions, such as the annual Royal Television Society Yorkshire Student Television awards, where our students have won multiple prizes. 

Student work

Chris Lowe and Jake Richardson are both Film and Media Production students. They created this brilliant film to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2016.

Future careers

  • Path
  • Lionsgate
  • The Mill
  • Illuminations
  • 2AM Post Production
  • BBC
  • ITN
  • Warp Films
  • Tiger Aspect Productions
Student success story

A group of students studying film and media production and creative writing travelled to Montreal, Canada to collaborate together and make film poems as part of their course.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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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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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

80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Film and Media Production with Foundation Year.

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

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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'.


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: Creative Project Development And Realisation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Digital Production Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Film Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Film Writing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundation Production Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Film Concepts And Contexts Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Moving Image Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Production Technques Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Contexts In Film And Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cross Media Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Screenwriting (Short Form) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Major Project Development Credits: 40 Assessment: Practical
Module: Major Project Production Credits: 40 Assessment: Practical
Module: Moving Image Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Researching, Exhibition And Distribution Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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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 Digital media courses (PDF)

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