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Film and Television BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Brampton Road

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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 employersOur 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

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    102nd out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    114 60%

    84th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    39 39%

    99th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.36 67%

    100th

    9

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