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Film Production (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Film production

- Enjoy 24/7 access to outstanding industry-standard facilities

- Build a strong portfolio of work that demonstrates the specialist skills and practical film-making experience that employers really value

- Develop your own distinctive creative film-making voice

- Gain insider knowledge from the shared experiences of award-winning film professionals

- Travel to overseas film festivals such as Berlin and Cannes

If you aspire to see your name in the rolling credits of a hard-hitting Netflix documentary or BAFTA nominated feature film then this is a great place to start out. Our cutting-edge course embraces all the key areas of film production, from development to post production, and will help you determine whether you’re destined to be a director, editor, screenwriter or one of several other vital roles in the thriving film industry.

Our Film Production programme offers a hands-on and aesthetic perspective on the film industry and cinematic techniques. It is anchored around our superbly equipped Multimedia Centre, which has industry-standard facilities, including two HD TV studios with green screens, use of state-of-the-art cameras such as the Black Magic and Canon C100, together with facilities for multitrack audio recording.

The Foundation Year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies with us if you have not quite achieved the degree qualifications required or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills and subject knowledge prior to embarking on your degree. Through a range of engaging, small-group lessons and practical placements, you will be equipped with the academic, professional and personal skills to help you succeed at university. Modules will cover broad topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject area. You will also have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.

A robust range of core modules in Years 1 and 2 covers key areas, from editing and sound to lighting and cinematography. In Year 3, you work on a final major project, a showreel and advanced post-production as well as a fascinating choice of optional specialised modules.

The course team is made up of active and award-winning filmmakers who encourage and support the development of your personal ideas and stories into films in drama, documentary and experimental formats. We aim to help you develop your own distinctive creative film-making voice during your three years with us.

And it’s not all about ‘Lights, camera, action’. The course also examines and engages with film criticism, cinema history, the production process and cultural issues surrounding film so that students can develop wider perspectives on the use and function of film production.

Deep pocketed online TV networks and the internet have led to a surge in the number of people producing visual material for a global market. With record amounts being spent on film production in the UK in recent years, graduates have gone on to work in all parts of the film industry, including related areas in production administration, archiving and distribution.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

School of Media and Film

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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.

71%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

58%
Library resources
51%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

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.

Media studies

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Other elementary services occupations
20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media, journalism and communications

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

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£18k

£18k

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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