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Futureworks

Independent Filmmaking

UCAS Code: F3M6

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Cinematics

Moving image techniques

Independent Filmmaking is the future of the film industry in the UK. Every year more and more films are financed and made independently, outside of the large studio systems, many of which go on to win major awards at national and international film festivals such as Sundance. Independent filmmakers are known for their capacity to create thought provoking and exciting stories as well as their technical ability, problem solving and communication skills. The UK is a world leader in award winning independent short and feature films and Futureworks is a frontrunner in educating passionate dedicated students in the art of filmmaking. Working with award winning professionals on industry-standard equipment and the latest software, every student has the opportunity to realise their creative potential.

Upon graduation you will achieve not only a recognised degree qualification, but will also be equipped with a strong showreel and a feature film portfolio making you ready to hit the ground running on an exciting and fulfilling career.

Modules

HE Level 4 (Year 1):
Independent Production 1 (40 Credits),
History of Independent Film Production (20 Credits),
Scriptwriting 1 (20 Credits),
Editing for Independent Film (40 Credits).

HE Level 5 (Year 2):
Independent Production 2 (40 Credits),
Contemporary Independent Film Production (20 Credits),
Scriptwriting 2 (20 Credits),
VFX for Independent Film (20 Credits),
Audio Production (20 Credits).

HE Level 6 (Year 3):
Independent Production 3 (40 Credits),
Scriptwriting 3 (40 Credits),
Honours Project (40 credits).

Assessment methods

We want to do everything we can to prepare you for working within the creative industries, and this is reflected in the way we teach and assess you. The course is mostly coursework based, which means your tutors will be able to give you constant, constructive feedback. Presentation techniques will give you valuable experience of how to present your thoughts and ideas successfully and enthusiastically, so you are better at selling your ideas to prospective employers.

The written work is an important part of assessment and will improve your communication skills. A combination of lectures, tutorials, peer reviews, discussions and observations will ensure that you’re industry ready. External trips will present you with a wider range of topics and the opportunity to expand your portfolio, whilst guest speakers will help you to understand the art of filmmaking, how it works and how you can make your mark on it.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Futureworks (Manchester Media School)

Department:

School of Film, Television and Media

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