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Manchester Metropolitan University

Filmmaking

UCAS Code: PW32

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

D*D-D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

104-112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Film production

BA (Hons) Filmmaking is a practice-based course giving you the creative freedom to develop your voice through the dynamic language of film.

Our learning environment incorporates a unique mix of digital art and film school philosophies, empowering you to express your ideas and stories through narrative fiction, documentary, artists’ moving image and new media. You will specialise in original ideas from unique perspectives, with the potential for your work to be screened in international venues.

Studying?at the?School of Digital Arts?means learning beyond the usual limits.?You’ll be part of a vibrant creative community?that spans a range of disciplines, from?photography?and?animation,?to?music?and?sound?design. It’s an environment designed for collaboration –?a place where you?can?push?the boundaries of filmmaking, explore the directions that interest you most and?develop?a broad skill set made for today’s?digital arts and media sector.?Here, you’ll have access to?a vast range of specialist resources and purpose-built facilities, as well as a wealth of opportunities for?developing your professional skills, from?work experience placements?and?industry competitions?to?guest lectures and?collaborations with organisations.??

The UK film and television industry is a global success story and Manchester is the perfect place to write your own chapter. It’s a major media city, second only to London. The likes of the BBC and ITV are on our doorstep at?MediaCityUK, while the city is also home to a thriving, bustling digital production sector, from innovative start-ups to established production companies. For today, that means you’ll have the chance to work on live industry projects –?developing practical skills and valuable experience. For tomorrow, that means?you’ll?graduate in one of the most exciting cities in Europe for starting a career in the?creative and digital industries.

You will also have the opportunity to study abroad if you wish, and also the option to do your third year as a placement in Britain or abroad.

This course has a Foundation Year available.

Features and benefits

- Teaching staff are practising industry professionals making feature films for cinema release, artist films for international art galleries, and running their own production companies.

- We host regular programmes of film screenings, talks and masterclasses from film professionals. Last year these included Academy Award-winning editor/sound designer Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), cinematographer/camera op Rachel Clark (Fantastic Beasts, American Honey), feature director Deborah Haywood (Pincushion) and artist-filmmaker Andrew Kotting (Gallivant, Lek and the Dogs).

- You will work with high-end equipment and have access to industry-standard edit suites.

- Annually we host and support a number of externally-facing opportunities each year, allowing you to hone your skills in a professional environment and expand your networks. We have a partnership with Manchester’s leading Art House cinema HOME where third-year students have been invited to programme their own film festival for a public audience each year.

- We know the importance of showing work to a public audience, and have several external facing showcases throughout the three years. Previously these have included BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Film Festival, Unit X showcases across the city of Manchester and the School of Art Degree Show.

- Each year you have the opportunity to attend an International Film Festival. In recent years we have attended Berlin International Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. You can also study part of your degree abroad at one of the University exchange programme’s 150 partner institutions.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

School of Digital 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.

83%
high
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

81%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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 and 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.

£17,680
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Mass communications & documentation

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

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

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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