The FRTV course is a really exciting and helpful course, especially if you love media but aren’t sure exactly what area in yet. With the industry level equipment and lectures you can explore all areas and then specialise so you’re ready to jump into the industry through connections you make within the course! Highly recommend!

Sophie

Overview

Learn about and work in a variety of media, using industry standard equipment and facilities. You’ll soon be ready for a career in the creative industries. 

You’ll have access to:

  • A variety of different digital film cameras including the Arri Alexa Mini LF and Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro.
  • A wide range of location lighting and grip equipment.
  • Post-production facilities include AVID Media Composer, and the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
  • We have four dedicated radio studios and students have access to CSR, a Canterbury Student Radio station broadcasting in the local area.

Visiting industry professionals and former students will offer you guidance and advice through workshops and dedicated masterclasses.

Why study Film, Radio and Television?

Film, Radio and Television offers you the chance to study a range of media in Year 1 before specialising in Years 2 and 3.

The course explores the links between practice and theory in a way that will enhance your creative, analytical and communication skills. It pays special attention to employability and you will be encouraged to work both individually and as part of a team.

It will help you to develop the transferable skills that are vital in the constantly evolving creative industries while simultaneously giving you the opportunity to explore and develop your own relationship with the media.

As part of the course you will gain gain the "Applied Skills for a Sustainable Media Industry" certificate from industry body, albert, as part of your degree, demonstrating that you have developed an understanding of environmentally friendly film, radio and television production. It is embedded into the programme in year 3 through the Professional Perspectives in the Creative Industries employability module.

The Guardian University League Tables 2022

Top ten in the UK for student satisfaction for the quality of feedback and assessment in the subject area of Film Production and Photography.

Entry requirements

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

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

More information about entry requirements.

88-112
UCAS Points

All about the course

"It's always fun talking to young filmmakers - it's very inspiring. I'm always really impressed when I meet them. They seem very serious, very committed and because of the training they get at Canterbury Christ Church University, they are very well versed in film history. I do tell them filmmaking is a very demanding profession, but very rewarding, very exciting and you grow constantly because of the way the work stretches you. I have the best job in the world working for Martin Scorsese. I encourage them to try and find something equally exciting."

Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell. Honorary Fellow Canterbury Christ Church University 3 time Oscar winning editor for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed.

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. 

In Year One combined honours students will take three core modules. These modules differ depending on the combining subject. They have been set to meet the learning needs of the combined honours subject and align with the specific combination. You can see the list of core modules for each combination here.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

The academic year consists of two semesters. You will study three modules in each semester, making a total of 6 modules per year. You will be taught through a combination of screenings, lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

You will typically have around 12 contact hours per week. You will be assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) in Year 1 who will be available to offer advice and guidance over the three years of your degree.

Year 1 provides you with the opportunity to experience a variety of creative media, develop your production and craft skills, and your ability to work as part of a team.

In Year 2, you will focus your study towards a specialist area of interest.

Year 3 provides you with the opportunity to extend your skillset and provide professional examples of practice for inclusion within your show reel.

You will use industry-standard software and facilities. You will have access to specialist 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 programmes 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 activities and self-study. Self-study typically involves looking at films, television and animation programmes, listening to radio, practicing with the production equipment, reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars. On Blackboard (the virtual learning environment) you will also find a range of video tutorials to help you recap core production skills.

For the major production projects in years one, two and three, you will work independently and in production groups that are under the supervision of a member of the teaching team. You will be expected to meet with your supervisor on a regular basis.

Your overall workload typically consists of 36 hours per week, including 12 contact hours and a further 24 hours of independent learning and assessment activity.

Total study time averages about 12 hours a week for each 20 credit module.

The teaching team is a creative mix of practitioners and theoreticians. Guest speakers from industry, including from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and the independent television sector, provide industry insights and expert masterclasses. The programme’s Industry Advisory Panel ensures that the curriculum remains current and maintains industry standards.

All the members of our programme team hold postgraduate degrees and teaching qualifications and are research-active. They have experience in delivering both theory and practice-based teaching. Many modules are supported by visiting lecturers from industry who bring valuable insight and industry knowledge, which keeps the teaching of practice and process relevant. You can find out more about the current teaching on the ‘our staff’ webpage. You should note members of the teaching team might change.

You will be required to be creative, well-organised and enthusiastic and should be able to work independently and in a team. We will endeavour to inspire you to learn, create, question and ultimately succeed as a multi-skilled individual in the creative industries.

Liz SamsonFilm, Radio and Television Programme Director

How you’ll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of practical and written assessments. In 20 credit theory modules normally by essay or dissertation. Typical word count for a theory module is 4000 words, generally spread over two assignments.

In practical modules you will normally be assessed by practical project accompanied by a reflective assignment. In 20 credit Practical modules, work is equivalent to 4000 words, generally a 5-8 minute practical production and an evaluation assignment to the value 400-800 words. Practical modules provide you with opportunities to develop and evaluate your understanding of the subject through workshops, seminars, production meetings and tutorials before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark.

You will receive feedback on all assessments undertaken. Feedback is very important part of your learning experience and you will be encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor and incorporate how you have used this feedback in subsequent assignments.

Normally we aim to provide you with feedback within 15 working days of hand-in (theory and practice assessments). There are no written exams.

Your future career

Graduates of Film, Radio and Television go on to work in a range of professional roles in the film, radio and television industries, including camera operator, film editor, director and producer. They also progress to a variety of graduate level jobs in the wider media and non-media industries. Other graduates go on to postgraduate study at Canterbury Christ Church University and elsewhere. The course helps you become multi skilled, developing your technical and creative skills to the professional level needed for entry into the creative media industries.

I owe my success in the industry to the FRTV course at Canterbury Christ Church and I can recommend it to anyone with aspirations of success in the British media Industry.

Drew StearneCreative Content Director and Executive Producer , CBS Interactive

Combination courses

Combined UCAS Codes

We constantly assess our curriculum to ensure students have the best possible study experience and this means our course combinations are subject to change. If you are interested in a particular combination please contact our friendly course enquiry team to discuss your choice.

courses@canterbury.ac.uk

Courses UCAS Code Placement Year
Applied Criminology MP9H -
Business Management NW16 N1P4
Dance WP53 -
Drama WP43 -
English Literature QW36 -
Marketing WN65 N53P
Media and Communications W6P3 -
Politics WW64  

Combined Honours explained.

 

Fees

The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK** Overseas***
Full-time £9,250 £14,500
Part-time £4,625 £7,250

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

Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

**Home (UK) Fees

The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

An International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500 will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

Further information can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

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Duration:

3 years

UCAS code:

W620

Location(s):

Canterbury
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