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Staffordshire University

Film and Media Production (with a placement year)

UCAS Code: W601

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - BA/BSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Film production

Film and sound recording

Our film and media production course provides you with the skills and expertise to succeed in the film and/or media industry, pursuing careers such as film director, producer, cinematographer, sound recordist and editor. The course has been designed with our new pathway structure, so you have the option to focus on a specific element of film and media production during your studies.

You’ll learn to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own creative portfolio of short films. You’ll develop professional skills in camera operation, sound recording, art direction, editing, sound design and post-production.

You'll start your studies by enrolling on the master BA (Hons) Film and Media Production route. In the second and third years of the course, you can choose to specialise in a particular field which allows you to tailor your module structure to give you expertise in one of the following fields: Advertising Film, Music Video, Experimental Production or Production Technologies.
Upon successful completion of a specialist route, this will be reflected on your transcripts and final degree title as follows:
- BA (Hons) Film and Media Production (Advertising Film)

- BA (Hons) Film and Media Production (Music Video)

- BA (Hons) Film and Media Production (Experimental Production)

- BSc (Hons) Film and Media Production (Production Technologies)

You don’t have to specialise if you do not want to and can choose from a variety of option modules to suit your own interests and then complete your studies under the master award of BA (Hons) Film and Media Production.
Enrich your academic and practical studies by attending field trips to art galleries, film screenings and leading film festivals in the UK and abroad. Visit the UK’s leading production facilities and attend residential trips to shoot films on location. All while having access to industry-leading film production equipment and spending the majority of your time working in our professional film production studio and post-production facilities.
To develop your knowledge and understanding of professional practice, every year, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a period of professional work experience. This is an excellent opportunity to make valuable contacts for future employment. Thanks to our relationships with leading production companies, we can offer internship opportunities with organisations such as Double Negative, QVC and Fuzzy Duck Creative.
Course features :
- Year 1: Cinema Studies; Craft Skills for Film Production; Film Production Processes; Non-fiction Film production; Ideas Development and Pre-Production

- Year 2: Advanced Craft Skills for Film Production; Fiction Film Production; Screenwriting; Film Industry Practice; Client Film Production (Advertising Film/Music Video)* ; Directing and Producing (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film)* ; Developing Experimental Filmmaking Practice* ; Camera and Lens Technology* ; Digital Compositing*

Between your second and third year you can take an industry or work experience placement. Our Academic Learning Practice Manager, alongside your tutors, will guide and support you in applying for placement opportunities as well as mentoring you whilst you are away from campus.

- Year 3: Contextual Studies and Research methods; Personal Presentation and Portfolio; Creative Film Specialism (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film)* ; Film Project (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film/Production Technologies)* ; Film Dissertation (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film/Production Technologies)* ; Interactive Filmmaking*

*denotes optional/specialism pathway module

If you are creative, driven and hardworking – and dream of working for companies such as Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, BBC, ITV, Double Negative, Disney and Endemol, on productions such as Baby Driver, Dunkirk, James Bond, This is England or Hollyoaks – this course could be for you.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Computing and Digital Technologies

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.

82%
high
Film production
82%
high
Film and sound recording

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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Film production

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

£22k

£22k

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.

Film and sound recording

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

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

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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