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Our Film Production course will provide you with the mix of technical, production and business skills you need to work in the creative industries.

You’ll use a range of digital cameras including Canon, Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro and Arri Amira and you can gain skills in the use of 16mm film. Post-production facilities include Avid Media Composer. You’ll have access to pro-tools and grading software such as the full Adobe Creative Suite.

Regular visits from working professionals will enrich your studies and offer up-to-the-minute insights into the industry.

Why study Film Production?

The film industry is a vibrant and creative sector driven by the demand for prime-time drama, digital and web-based productions. It requires talented, creative people with specialist technical skills and our highly practical course is designed to give you exactly this. 

You'll spend around 70% of the course learning the practical elements of film production with the remaining 30% of time studying theory. Throughout the course, you'll be able to develop your technical and creative skills to a professional level and use your creative flair to complete a compelling production in your final year. This important project is a great opportunity for you to showcase your talents and develop your experience to help you with seeking employment. 


Entry requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

More information about entry requirements.

UCAS Points

All about the course

The course offers you the intellectual stimulation to expand your horizons and the space to explore your own artistic and creative potential. 

You'll study modules relating to areas such as the art and craft of film editing, moving image production in a historical context and the use of sound production equipment, and you'll spend time honing your skills and carrying out filming projects. 

During the course there are opportunities to undertake work placements across the creative industries and you'll gain transferable skills throughout the course, so that you are confident and prepared to follow your career aspirations. 

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, screenings and workshops and you'll have access to specialist industry-standard software and facilities throughout your course. 

Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures. In addition, you will meet with your academic personal tutor.

All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through directed filmmaking activities and self-study. As a guide, you are expected to put in 150 hours of self-directed study and practical work for each 20 credit module.

Self-study typically involves looking at films, practicing with the film equipment, reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

For the major projects in Year 3, you'll work independently and in production groups under the supervision of a member of the course team. You'll meet with your supervisor on a regular basis.

Film production is for you to learn the skills and craft of telling stories, whether factual or fiction and we take great pride in taking you on that exciting journey to engage audiences through the moving image.

Jane MiltonFilm Production Programme Director

How you’ll be assessed

You will be assessed using a range of methods, including reflective analysis, group project work, presentations, reflective journals, blogs and essays. There are no written exams.

The balance of practice to theory and/or written work depends on the module choice. Generally, practical modules are weighted 80% project and 20% written coursework. Theory modules are typically assessed on the submission of two written assignments each worth 50%.

You will receive feedback on all assessments including: practical films, critical reviews, essays, scripts, portfolios and presentations.

Your future career

Film Production prepares you for employment in the Film Industry but the skills you develop would open up opportunities in the wider creative industries, which is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the UK and global economy.

From the outset you are encouraged to network and to develop a content-rich show reel as these are important means of finding employment. Students are supported in finding work-experience and work placement opportunities are offered through our Alumni Facebook pages.

Jane MiltonProgramme Director


The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £13,000

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

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