Film Production, B.A.

Film Production, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Learn how to make films by making your own. The course will give you a wide range of professional skills in post-production, cinematography, sound design and directing, using a dedicated film studio and a range of editing and grading suites; all of a professional standard. The ethos is both to push your individual creativity while also training you to work professionally when you leave the university.

About

You'll be mentored by staff who are active filmmakers themselves and whose work has screened internationally. Several team members are BAFTA-winners and nominees. The guest lecture series runs throughout the year and includes a diverse range of speakers: Sarah Hauldren, Art Director Evita, Luke Rainey, Colorist - Band of Brothers, Simon Haslett, VFX - Harry Potter VII, Titanic, Nik Powell, Head of NFTS (National Film and Television School) and David Morrissey- Actor, The Walking Dead.

All of your skills will be put into practice on placements at companies like Aardman Animations, Films at 59, Working TItle, BBC Bristol and Wounded Buffalo. To expand an awareness of the short film market, regular trips to festivals have included Encounters Bristol, IDFA Amsterdam, Berlinale Germany, Fantastporto Portugal and the European Short Film Festival in Paris.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

On this course you will learn how to make films by doing it! It is a primarily practical course, where you will be 'in production' on at least one film at all times. Regardless of previous experience, you will start by learning each aspect of filmmaking in detail then gradually have the opportunity to specialise more and follow specific pathways. As well as feedback from lecturers, there will be both workshops from and opportunities to work with Mentors from the Film and Television Industry. All of the staff work professionally alongside lecturing and instil that expected practice, whilst also being able to share changes in the Industry as they occur.

Courses Included:

  • Pre Production
  • Cinematography, Editing and Sound
  • Screen Aesthetics
  • Production Design
  • Scriptwriting 1

                                                English Language Requirements

                                                You need the following IELTS score:

                                                • Minimum required score:

                                                  6

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                                                Academic Requirements

                                                • 128 tariff points
                                                • ABB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                                • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
                                                • Selection by portfolio and interview.

                                                Tuition Fee

                                                • International Applies to you

                                                  13500 GBP/year
                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                  Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                  9250 GBP/year
                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                  Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                                                Living costs for Cheltenham

                                                • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                                  Living Costs

                                                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                                                Funding

                                                • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
                                                • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
                                                • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
                                                • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
                                                • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

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