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Film, TV & Theatre Production

The Northern School of Art

UCAS Code: W692 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma

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

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Pass Foundation Diploma

UCAS Tariff

96-112

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Film production

As a student on this collaborative and practical degree, you will develop the skills for both creative and technical film, television and theatre production.

Throughout the three years, you can create screen and theatre productions that showcase your skills and the ability to create new and original content for film and contemporary theatre practice.

There are opportunities to specialise in producing, directing, cinematography, scriptwriting, post-production and sound/lighting in film, television and theatre.

You will use cutting-edge Black Magic 4K camera technology as well as traditional Super 16mm film using Arriflex cameras in dedicated film and theatre studios and performance space. Students have access to industry – standard software such as Premiere Pro and Avid.

Working closely with other programmes – including acting, costume, photography, visual effects and production design – students will experience a fully rounded and holistic teaching environment, providing access to a complete and collaborative production process which mirrors the workings the industry.

At the end of the three year programme, you have a broad showreel of work for your next steps into professional practice.

There is the opportunity on a minimum of ten productions; however, due to the collaborative nature of the programme you may find yourself involved in even more.

You will work for live clients and submit for festivals and competitions throughout the programme, including the 16mm Kodak Commercial Awards, RTS Awards and National Student Drama Festival. In 2018, students worked on a BFI funded feature film Looted (released in November 2020). In 2019, students worked on Channel 4 ‘Sparks’ and BBC’s Children in Need.

Modules

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore: Film-making, writing and production • Script writing • Digital production skills • Moving image production, camera, lighting, sound and editing • Super 8mm film • Lighting and Sound for theater • Theatre Production • Working with clients on live briefs • Short films and digital content • How the creative industries work • Visual culture and how it inspires your work

In your second year (Level Five) you will explore: Your specialist area of study • Film-making working with 16mm film, digital production, live streaming/broadcast content • Work for festival, competition or digital distribution • A more theoretical approach to creating moving image content • Your ideas for your dissertation • A professional pathway in your chosen specialist role • Theatre production • Devising with Actors

In your third year (Level Six) you will produce: A minor exploratory or experimental TV project • A final negotiated project in film or theatre production • A Portfolio that spans traditional and social media routes • Work for Exhibition and Distribution • Your Dissertation

Assessment methods

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The Northern School of Art

Department:

Higher Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
med
Film production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
57%
Staff are good at explaining things
52%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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

Creative arts and design

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