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Film and Media Production (with a placement year) BA/BSc

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - BA/BSc

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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 moduleIf you are creative, driven and hardworking – and dream of working for companies such as Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, BBC, ITV

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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Staffordshire University

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  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

New industry-standard e-sports and games design facilities at the main Stoke-on-Trent campus and London campus, Digital Institute London.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 110 10

    44th out of 102 3

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    124 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%


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    / Max 196
    115 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%



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