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Film Production

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

The Access to HE Diploma. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Film production

The BA (Hons) Film Production course is aimed at future film makers. Students will gain practical hands on experience in making films and learn to understand the contextual setting they are working in.

The course is practice based, with aspects of critical media theory integrated into practical modules.
Students will develop curious mind-sets, asking ‘why?’ at every point: as they research, as they make both narrative and documentary films and as they reflect upon them.

Students will become part of a community of practitioners, making films as they would in the film and media industries, learning a range technical and craft skill as well as developing critical thinking and contextual understanding.

A key focus of the course is developing students’ technical, creative and professional skills in a variety of roles: location sound recording, camera work, post-production editing and post-production sound design, directing and producing. Students will become familiar with industry practices while collaborating on creative film projects, learning to work in an ethical and sustainable manner.

Students will be taught in lectures, seminars, skills workshops and masterclasses as well as in production meetings, where they will operate within defined, professionally-informed production roles, and in screenings, where they will gain contextual understanding of their own work and the work of others.

They will have access to a range of digital film cameras, lighting, audio recording equipment and industry-standard software, as well as the use of TV and Radio studios, to enable them to produce high-quality film productions. Students on the Film Production course will work closely with students on other courses in the School of Media and Performing Arts, building their own professional identities and portfolios of work.

The course is focused on the development of passionate, creative, entrepreneurial graduates who are confident collaborators and communicators with industry-led skills to maximise the opportunities for employment in a variety of roles in film production upon graduation.

Students will graduate with practical filmmaking experience, with a strong portfolio of work and the skills, knowledge and capabilities of not only working in today’s film and media industry, but also playing in part in shaping its future.

Modules

The educational aims of the course are to:
• To enable students to develop an original voice through the encouragement of independent thinking and experimentation in various film formats.
• To produce graduates who are confident in creating a range of film outputs for a range of diverse audiences and in different working environments (from company-based to freelance and self-employed).
• To support students in the development of the necessary skills to become self-reflexive and disciplined film makers who create and exhibit regularly, both individually and collaboratively.
• To develop students’ understanding of key film traditions as well as current and future developments.
• To provide an inclusive, supportive and accessible environment that respects cultural diversity and fosters respect for difference.
• To help students develop critical reflection and academic writing skills to prepare them for possible postgraduate degrees.
• To enable students to reflect upon their professional development and construct strategies for continual professional development.
• To foster students’ professional and transferable skills development, enabling them to develop professional-level skills in one or more areas of film production that will enable them to obtain entry-level graduate employment in the film and media industries.

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:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Media and Performing Arts

TEF rating:
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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.

81%
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
7%
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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

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£22k

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