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Film and Television

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

60 credits, 45 graded at Level 3

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

MMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-120

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Television production

Film production

Want to break into the film and TV industry? Then this highly innovative and practical course will boost your quest. Many graduating students have scooped Royal Television Society Awards and gone straight into big production.

The course will rapidly develop high-level technical, creative, and professional hands-on skills to produce quality films and television programmes. Every week you'll be out planning, shooting, or editing films and working on a wide range of projects - from commercials to documentaries; scripts to multi-camera productions; short films to music videos.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

The stunning landscape makes Cumbria a popular location for professional film and TV companies – in recent years it has hosted Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Snow White and the Huntsman, World War Z, The Avengers: Infinity War and Netflix series The Witcher.

And, because of our great links with major film companies, students get the chance to work on large-scale professional productions, getting first-hand experience, which has led to work offers.

- 75% of your learning will be in practical sessions, so you get every opportunity to create a brimming portfolio of quality work to present to a future employer

- Our tutors come directly from the industry and bring with them the latest industry techniques, workflows and knowledge

- Learn industry-specific processes to gain a solid and diverse skillset needed to enter the film and TV industry

- Plenty of chance for you to be creative and develop your own style by exploring genre, story structure and studying film grammar

- Visits from professional TV practitioners and filmmakers means you great the chance to make great industry contacts

- Learn current professional practice and to operate the equipment used by industry professionals

- Boost your future job prospects by learning entrepreneurial skills – how to market yourself, how to get your work seen and the skills you need for self--employment

- Full access to up-to-date production facilities

- Access to AV media resource areas housing all the technology you need to complete your film and television projects, including professional video-editing suites, cameras and sound recording equipment

- Create a minimum of 10 portfolio-ready pieces of work you will be proud to present to employers

Our aim is to ensure that you not only graduate with writing, shooting, and editing technical skills, but also as a creative practitioner with your own unique voice. Each year will build on the skills you developed in the previous year as you take on more challenging projects of bigger scale.

- **Year 1** You are introduced to a broad range of skills which will benefit your future projects, including TV studio production, script-writing, lighting, camera operation, shot choice, composition, location sound recording, producing, directing and a host of other relevant skills and technique.

- **Year 2** You will start to specialise and build on your technical & creative skill set through a range of production and large scale projects, including advanced script-writing, TV production, cinematography, experimental film, documentary, and short film.

- **Year 3** All your acquired knowledge, creative technique, and skills will be focused on professional production, putting into practice all you have learned in the creation and exhibiting of award-winning, festival ready work.

**Partners & Memberships**

- RTS Royal Television Society

**Your Career with a Film and TV Degree**

We aim to see you become a highly proficient and career-ready practitioner, armed with an impressive portfolio of work to present to future employers and make you stand out from the crowd. Our track record speaks for itself: graduates have gone on to work for Disney, the BBC, ITV, Sky, Nickelodeon, Ridley Scott Associates and Pinewood Studios.

So, if you want to kick-start your career in the film and TV industry, this course is for you.

Modules

Year one - Compulsory Modules:

Film & Television Craft Skills,
Television Studio Production 1,
Film Production,
Introduction to Script and Preproduction Techniques,
The Institution of the Arts in our Time,
Reflection/Review.
Year two - Compulsory Modules:

Understanding the Cultural Economy,
Working in the Creative Industries.
Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand):

Documentary,
Screen Writing,
Short Film,
Experimental Film and Video Art,
Music Video,
Television Commercials,
Television Studio Production 2.
Year three - Compulsory Modules:

Media Arts Major Project,
Film & Television Experimentation,
Markets, Audiences & Exhibition,
Theory & Research Methods in the Arts,
Arts Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Brampton Road

Department:

Institute of the Arts

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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.

58%
med
Television production
58%
med
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
66%
Staff are good at explaining things
59%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

63%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
First year 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.

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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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
22%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Other elementary services occupations
15%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£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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Lower entry requirements
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Post Production for Film and Television with Foundation Year in Media
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Nearby University
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