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University of West London

Content, Media and Film Production

UCAS Code: P3W6

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Media production

ScreenSpace is in an industry focused degree in content creation, delivered in partnership by MetFilm School and the University of West London.

Each semester has a different theme and explores a different relationship with the audience: from documentary and social impact filmmaking, to TV fiction, online branded content campaigns and data and analytics. Students work across all aspects of production, from camerawork editing, sound and producing, learning how to make content for a range of different platforms.

Every semester has a different industry partner who sets a production brief for the students to work towards. This means students leave with a degree, a portfolio of professional content, cutting-edge media production skills and industry experience delivered by tutors who are working as media professionals across the creative industries.

ScreenSpace is based at the MetFilm School campus in Ealing Studios and the University of West London. Our facilities include a number of shooting spaces, classrooms, and collaborative spaces.

MetFilm School, which has been running BA and MA courses since 2003 has a working production company, a bespoke careers placement agency, MetFilm Futures, that companies approach for suitable students and graduates for paid work, and a boutique sales agency, MetFilm Sales, specialising in the financing and sales of single documentaries and series.

BA Content, Media and Film Production challenges students to produce great video content, find and nurture their audiences, and in doing so learn creative entrepreneurship, storytelling, and technical skills.
• Gain entry into the multi-platform screen media and content industries - learn through experience, gain skills through action
• Build a portfolio of content, helping you to take the next steps into the creative industries
• Gain a deep understanding of your market to create better audience-centric content
• Use a diverse array of platforms and multi-content devices to create unique screen content

We focus on employability right from the start of the course. You will be able to go out into industry as a technician for hire, a creative entrepreneur or a screen professional.

Modules

• The course consists of six semesters, each of 14 taught weeks and 2 weeks for completing assessments.
• Each semester contains three parallel 20 credit modules – one in Production, one in Craft Skills, and one in Screen sense.
• The first half of each semester consists of a series of taught sessions in all three modules, during which the students develop and prepare for their production.
• The second half of the semester revolved around the production block and editing. .

Screen Sense Modules
Screen Sense modules address the relationship between a production and its audience, and cover knowledge and understanding of the media landscape, , narrative, business models and entrepreneurship.

The modules progressively develop general skills as well as focusing on the story and business models that apply to the specific production block.

Mission and Purpose
• What is my purpose as an entrepreneur?
• Concept and Story
• Audience/Business/Distribution
• How do I reach my audience?
• How do I integrate knowledge about the relevant screen business practices?

Craft Skills Modules
Craft Skills modules give students access to the core technical and other skills required – including camera, postproduction, directing, and other.

In each semester these skills are further developed both generally and in the specific context of that type of production.

Craft Skills focuses on:

Technical Competence
• How do I use the technical and craft skills (directing, camera, editing) to achieve my technical aims?
• Creative Application
How do I use technical skills and my understanding of industry conventions and related theories to produce work that is creatively competent?

Production Modules
Production modules weave the learning in Craft Skills and Screen Sense into a practical production.

Students respond to a specific brief presented by an industry partner expert in that audience relationship, and are judged by them at the end of the module.

In particular the module considers:

Achievement of the Brief
• How do I create a coherent project that engages an audience and meets the stated production brief?

Production Management
• How do I display appropriate planning, organizational and project management skills across diverse media platforms?

Technical, Creative and Business Proficiency
• How do I demonstrate the integration of screen sense and Craft Skills learning?
Professional Practice
• How do I demonstrate the required professional practice through teamwork, peer review, interpersonal communication and personal responsibility?

Assessment methods

The course is practical, and within each module students will choose to make one or more projects and can choose one for assessment, together with the required supporting materials. There are no exams, but written and video work is required to support all submitted projects.

The Uni


Course location:

Main site - West London

Department:

ScreenSpace

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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.

70%
med
Media production

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Media production

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

61%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
26%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


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Media production

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.

£17,550
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Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
37%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media 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.

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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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