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Filmmaking

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

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

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Applicants will need 112-128 tariff points from recognised Level 3 qualifications or recognised equivalent including an art or design subject. Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English Language or equivalent. Key Skills and Functional Skills Level 2 accepted in lieu of GCSE English and Maths. Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application and portfolio. More details about portfolio requirements can be found on the course page on our website. You will be notified by email giving you advice about how to upload your online portfolio, once we have received your application.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Cinematics

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– You’ll use our inspiring facilities, producing films in analogue and digital formats, from high-end 4K and high-speed cameras to super 8 film and professional filming studios.

– An annual, curated screening of work from all three years takes place at a London venue. Your final graduation film will be screened on campus and at a central London cinema.

– This creative filmmaking course values diversity and a practical approach. It incorporates multiple approaches to filmmaking, critical thinking, research skills and technical experimentation.

**About this course**

On this course, you’ll explore practical filmmaking and develop a range of skills to work professionally in film. Through group and individual projects, you’ll create films and pitches and gain practical production knowledge in the fields of fiction, documentary and artists film.

You’ll be taught by industry professionals through workshops, lectures, tutorials, production meetings, screenings and reviews. You’ll study film histories, the directing of actors, studio and location work, running a set, production, post-production, lighting and cinematography, sound recording and design.

Two large scale projects will culminate in your graduation film and provide material for your graduation portfolio.

Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1
- Filmmaking Practices 1
- Filmmaking Practices 2
- Filmmaking Practices 3
- Contextualising Contemporary Practice: Film

Year 2
- Filmmaking Practices 4
- Filmmaking Practices 5
- Filmmaking Practices 6
- Critical Issues in Filmmaking: Research and Practice

Year 3
- Independent Film
- The Graduation Film
- Dissertation: Research and Reflection

Tuition fees

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

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:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Film and Photography

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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.

86%
high
Cinematics

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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

79%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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 & photography

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.

£19,000
high
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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