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BA (Honours) Film and TV Production

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

Film and TV Production

Course in clearing
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.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 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 through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B031
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Learn key techniques and skills required in film and TV.
  • Develop the ability to produce distinctive moving image work, informed by a range of historical, cultural, theoretical and professional contexts.
  • Experiment with forms, conventions and techniques.
  • Study a practical course with intellectual rigour at its core and understand how theory and practice inform and inspire each other.  The course is approximately 2/3 practical and 1/3 theoretical. 
  • Create content that supports a vision for a sustainable future with the BAFTA albert HE Partnership.
  • Develop your understanding of professional practice so you are ready to find your career in the creative industries.

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.  You will graduate with realistic, confident expectations of what your next steps will be.

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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
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Watch course leader Saskia Wilson talk about this course.

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.


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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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

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Entry requirements

All students

112 UCAS points, from two A levels or equivalent with 32 points from a relevant subject such as Media Studies, Film Studies, English, Photography, History of Art, Theatre Studies, History, Drama, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over 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 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: 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 Assessment
Module: Module 3. What Can Film And Tv Be? Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Module 4. What Kind Of Film And Tv Maker Am I? Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

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

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 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 2022/23 is £14,415 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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Apply now for a 2022 start

This course has places available in clearing. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 from 6.30am on Thursday 18 August.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

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