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University for the Creative Arts

Film & Digital Art

UCAS Code: W690

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Cinematics

Our Film & Digital Art course offers an alternative to traditional film production courses, bridging the gap between film and fine art.

This unique course places an emphasis on exploring the creative and conceptual possibilities of moving image, photography and hybrid digital practices.

You’ll be encouraged to push the limits of technology, experiment creatively and develop innovative ideas for projects that will equip you for a future in the creative industries, fine art practice or postgraduate study.

Whether you want to become a filmmaker, an artist or choose a career with a range of digital skills, as are now widely desired by employers, our Film & Digital Art degree gives you the freedom to experiment and develop those creative, critical and transferable skills that will give you the ability to stand out and even revolutionise digital content as we know it.

We encourage curiosity, risk taking, critical reflection and conceptual exploration as you build your digital skills and production knowledge.

With our extensive professional facilities and studios at your disposal, you’ll explore a variety of concepts and skills in the still and moving image by undertaking exciting practical projects and tasks.

Technical workshops will help you build a professional production skillset and, as you move through the course, you’ll broaden your understanding and application of these skills by engaging with a range of interdisciplinary processes and ideas.

As Film & Digital Art is part of our School of Fine Art and Photography, the course will encourage you to develop your contextual and theoretical knowledge of not only moving image, but also photography, media and contemporary art – all while reflecting on your own artistic practice.

Our graduates stand apart because of their broad skill base and ability to think beyond the boundaries of film. They leave us with exceptional technical ability and artistic vision so they can go on to make ground-breaking achievements in the creative industries.

The course has produced distinguished alumni and award-winners such as Will McGregor, director of BBC series Poldark.

Similar courses that we offer:

Film Production (3 Year) - UCA Farnham
Film Production (4 Year) - UCA Farnham

Modules

In Year 1 you'll learn the fundamental digital skills in still and moving image through practical projects, and develop your contextual and research skills for creative work. You’ll learn the key skills for production through workshops, screenings and seminars, and practical exercises. Also, you’ll explore a range of key concepts central to an understanding of historical and contemporary moving image visual culture, from celluloid film to games and digital media. In Year 2 you'll critically examine the emerging theoretical and aesthetic debates associated with new media technologies and their relationship with more traditional visual cultures. In Year 3 you'll research , propose and undertake pre-production work for your final project. You'll produce a fully resolved body of work, and also a dissertation on a subject related to the contextual and/or theoretical concerns of your area of practice.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£16,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Farnham

Department:

Media and Digital

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.

76%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

82%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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 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
98%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
6%
Design occupations
6%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

Cinematics

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

£23k

£23k

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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