• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

On this Film Production (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth you’ll:
  • Learn how to develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote short films for all platforms – around 80% of the course is practical
  • Use professional, industry-level equipment including Arri Alexa cinema camera systems, Avid Media Composer editing software, and a Pro Tools-equipped Foley and ADR sound studio
  • Attend masterclasses and workshops on scriptwriting, directing actors, cinematography, sound design, producing and post-production, hosted by experts in the field
You can also:
  • Put your skills to to test on a one-year work placement
  • Promote your work at our annual screening event at London’s British Film Institute (BFI), putting your abilities on show for guests from the industry
  • Showcase your work on our student TV channel and become part of the production team
  • Become a Certified User of Avid Media Composer editing software by completing the accredited MC101 and MC110 editing courses

You’ll learn how to develop, write, produce, direct, shoot edit and promote short film for cinema, television and digital platforms. And you'll learn the professional skills you need to excel in the business side of the film industry.

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have completed placement positions at well-known companies including:

  • Walt Disney
  • The Farm
  • NBC Universal

You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you can follow in the footsteps of past graduates who have secured roles in areas such as:

  • broadcasting
  • producing
  • media management
  • scriptwriting
  • technical media
  • camera operation
  • sound recording
  • producing management and coordination
  • research and development
  • production design
  • post-production and effects

Roles the graduates have taken on include:

  • runner
  • camera assistant
  • junior/editing assistant
  • sound recordist
  • junior researcher
  • personal or production assistant
  • junior/production coordinator
  • 3rd 2nd assistant director

Some graduates have worked on popular and acclaimed productions, including the Guardians of the Galaxy motion picture.

The Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Editing for Film and Video
  • E-Portfolio
  • Film Studies: Film, Form and Narrative
  • Film Representation
  • Film Storytelling
  • Shooting Techniques
  • Film Fiction
  • Documentary Film
  • Graduate Film (up to 20 minute final project film)
  • Dissertation Research Project
  • Graduate Film Package (Marketing: Electronic Press Kit and Research of your film)
  • Self-Promotion (Advanced Film Industry Skills)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent.
  • Applicants without relevant qualifications may be asked to submit a digital portfolio.
  • A relevant qualification or experience in film/video is required.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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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Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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