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University Centre South Essex

Film & Television Production

UCAS Code: P320

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Television production

Our BA (Hons) degree programme is designed to prepare the student for a career in all aspects of Film and Television and it’s ever developing industry. It will offer the student the skills, knowledge and experience required to produce and adapt their own film and television projects to meet the changing needs of cinema and television industries. It reflects recent changes in patterns of production and distribution as they shift across new and emerging platforms – relating to streaming, downloads and of course, engaging with online content. The student will be challenged with innovative and dynamic assessment methods and be expected to contribute through the learner voice how they wish to pursue their projects. The student will apply critical and technical understanding by analysing examples of film and television to develop their own creative and experimental projects. The student will be encouraged to seek work placement opportunities and contribute to live and vocational projects for professional development. Additional features include an optional Business unit and an optional short qualification in teaching. The signature element of the programme is the opportunity to work on longer more ambitious content as well as industry affiliated film projects.

Modules

Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4):
FTV 101 Ideas Factory;
FTV 102 Historical and Contextual Studies;
FTV 103 Sound Design;
FTV 104 Production.

Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5):
FTV 201 Creative Portfolio;
FTV 202 Film and Television Studies;
FTV 203 Cinematography;
FTV 204 Social Media Impact.

Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6):
FTV 301 Dissertation / Research Project;
FTV 302 Production Management;
FTV 303 Digital Title Sequencing;
FTV 304 Final Project.

Assessment methods

Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including portfolio and sketchbook submissions, group presentations, written essays and research folders. You will be required to create films and other moving image material together with relevant and integrated research.

There are no examinations, but we do include simulated working days as part of your professional and creative development.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework:

Year 1
100% coursework: 60% Production-based with a written element (including scripts) of 40%;

Year 2
100% coursework: 60% Production-based with a written element (including pre-production materials) 40%;

Year 3
100% coursework: 70% Production-based with a written element (including scripts and pre-production material) of 30%.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Southend

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

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Television production

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

88%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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