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Film Production

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D-B,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-DMM

UCAS Tariff

88-112

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 88 - 112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Film production

Our BA (Hons) Film production course will see you developing your skills and knowledge in how films go from concept to screen. Work behind the camera and explore all aspects of production, from casting and scouting locations, to managing budgets and measuring the success of films.

Working between our High Wycombe campus and Pinewood Studio base, you’ll be able to get a feel for life on set, and with the support of our expert-lecturers develop your skills and understanding of this fast-paced industry.

**Why study this subject?**
Did you know that in 2019 film production in the UK generated a total spend of £1.95 billion, a 17% increase on 2018? (British Film Industry)

Increased industry demand means employers need graduates with practical skills and hands-on experience. From audio-visual production for film or tv or creating films for the web, to location manager, editor or sound technician.

You could turn your passion for film into a rewarding and successful career with the right teaching and hands on learning experiences.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
At Buckinghamshire New University our unique course has been designed by experts with industry needs in mind, so you’ll have the practical skills employers look for.

You will get to:

- spend time studying at our base at the iconic Pinewood Studios – centre of the British film industry

- learn from Bucks academics and professionals who have written and produced award-winning films and TV shows

- get to grips with industry-standard equipment including cameras, lighting, sound and editing software

- explore different departments and how they fit into the bigger picture of film production.

**What facilities can I use?**
You will be studying at both our High Wycombe Campus and at our base at Pinewood Studios throughout the course. At both locations you will find state-of-the-art film equipment.

Check out our impressive facilities that we have on campus. They include video studios, editing suites and an outside broadcasting unit.

**What will I study?**
We’ll start the course by exploring the key theories and skills you need to analyse and deconstruct films. You’ll look at Hollywood cinema, documentaries, independent and art cinema, and more, as well as the impact of streaming.

In your second year, you’ll explore the ins and out of industry. We’ll cover different areas from directing, to visual effects and sound design. At the same time, you’ll hone your practical script writing skills. We’ll run workshops and you’ll pitch your script to a highly experienced panel. They’ll analyse it for creativity and production viability.

In your final year, you’ll explore production design, art directing and more. We’ll help you understand the complexities of visual storytelling with specialist modules on film forma and storyboarding.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
A hand-picked team of experienced professionals are eager to pass on their expertise to the next generation of budding filmmakers and will share insider knowledge throughout the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Creative And Digital Industries

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,380
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Media professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

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