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Filmmaking

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Cinematics

This exciting degree course has been created in response to the rise of the UK film and television industry's a global success.

On this practical course, you'll explore all aspects of filmmaking to set yourself up for a successful career as a producer, director or writer.

Our expert staff will stretch you to develop your deep creative understanding of the art of filmmaking, focusing on the production of original, entertaining and innovative content through the production of dramas, documentaries, adverts, music videos and experimental work.

Work on real-life briefs with our industry partners, learning the technical and production skills required to produce a professional portfolio tailored to your career goals.

Taught in partnership with NTU’s School of Arts and Humanities and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, you’ll benefit from a wide range of staff expertise and industry-standard facilities and equipment.

**Key features**

- Innovative filmmaking– this course has been developed with input from industry and academic staff with a wealth of experience.

- Focus on writing, directing and producing. We want to create filmmakers who can develop their own projects.

- Learn in a creative studio environment, using industry-standard facilities such as high-end camera equipment and green-screen studios, and software such as Davinci Resolve and Adobe Creative suite.

- Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, industry competitions, collaborations with organisations and guest lectures.

- Use industry-standard facilities and equipment such as high-end cameras, sound recording booths and green-screen studios, along with industry-recognised software.

- Learn from staff with expertise in areas such as directing, producing and scriptwriting, plus technical skills such as editing, lighting, sound and camera operating.

- Choose to go on an international study trips to recognised film cities.

- Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as Northern Arizona University in the USA.

- Exhibit your work at our Showcase, with the opportunity to be selected to exhibit at other industry graduate events.

- This course is design approved by the International Moving Image Society, recognising the quality and relevance of our course content.

- NTU is Ranked 12th in the UK for Art and Design. (The Complete University Guide 2021).

- NTU is ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (The Guardian University Guide 2021).

**Assessment**

Assessment is 100% coursework. You’ll be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade, receiving feedback throughout.

**Career prospects**

Employability is a key focus of this course, with modules including initiatives such as live projects and the opportunity to exhibit your work publicly, helping to raise your profile and enhance your future career prospects. This course will prepare you to work in the digital media field, in areas such as feature and independent film, television, heritage interpretation, advertising, music video and games production. You will also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in media, writing, research, teaching and academia.

**Your space to create at NTU**

We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at **www.ntu.ac.uk/artfacilities** to find out more.

**Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’**

Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at **wearecreativesntu.art**

Modules

[Year One]

Script to Screen (100 credit points)
This module will provide you with a foundation of the core creative concepts of writing, directing and producing for film, delivered through practical projects, workshops, lectures, seminars, tutorials and masterclasses.

Film: Style, Narrative, Authorship (20 credit points)
Consider current and historical context by exploring the history of film, including a history of filmmaking in the USA and Europe. You’ll investigate film theory and genre, deepening your understanding of the connection between visual creativity and narrative.

[Year Two]
These two year-long modules run side by side.

Narrative, Production and Audiences (100 credit points)
In this film practice-based module, carry out projects to develop your skillset. Firstly, you’ll be set briefs for a given audience, using both fiction and non-fiction formats. You’ll then identify and negotiate your own brief by defining your own audience, and then developing and delivering a finished film project.

Genre, Forms and Industry (20 credit points)
Enrich your understanding of how genre, original content, audiences and technologies interrelate.
Look at how film and television content is created using genre as an enabling mechanism for matching content to audiences. You’ll also question the impact of contemporary technological platforms on the creative shape, delivery, distribution and exhibition of content.

[Final Year]

Filmmaking Entrepreneurship (120 credit points)
This module will help you prepare for employment or postgraduate study by developing your use of filmmaking language. You will continue to further develop your authorial voice by looking at a broad range of narrative and visual styles to aid the evolution of an original piece of visual storytelling that you will design, develop and deliver. Working through the full development process, from initial concept research, pitch, script, budget, and market identification, through to production and postproduction this piece of work will form a major part of your final portfolio.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,800
per year
International
£15,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

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
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
A

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Customer service occupations

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

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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