I owe my success in the industry to the Film, Radio and Television course at Christ Church and I can recommend it to anyone with aspirations of success in the British media industry.

Drew

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    Duration:

    4 years

    UCAS code:

    P307

    Location(s):

    Canterbury
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    Overview

    A foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject.

    You’ll have access to:

    • A variety of different digital film cameras including the Arri Alexa 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 course 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.

      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.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type

      Grades

      A Levels EEE
      BTEC PPP
      Access Pass 45 Credits
      International Baccalaureate 24 points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 32 UCAS points minimum

      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.

      32
      UCAS Points

      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

      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, reliable and enthusiastic, and will work both independently and in teams. We will endeavour to inspire you to learn, to create, to question and ultimately succeed in growing into a multi-skilled and creative individual.

      Liz SamsonFRTV Course 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 nonmedia industries. Other graduates go on to postgraduate study at Canterbury Christ Church University and elsewhere. The course helps you become multiskilled, developing your technical and creative skills to the professional level needed for entry into the creative media industries.

      Liam Preston BEM, graduate of BA (Hons) Film, Radio and Television Studies, 2008, has just been awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Young People.

      A foundation year provides an introduction to academic study and life at university, supporting every student to achieve their full potential.

      Martin WattsFoundation Year Course Director

      Fees

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

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time - Foundation Year 0 £9,250 £14,500
      Full-time - years 1-3 * £9,250 £14,500

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

      * The tuition fees of £9,250 / £14,500 relate to 2022/23 only. 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.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

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      Duration:

      4 years

      UCAS code:

      P307

      Location(s):

      Canterbury
      Apply via UCAS

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