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Film and Television (with integrated foundation year) 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

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 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.**Course Overview**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.The foundation year gives you extra time to develop your experience and confidence, studying a broad range of media in a way that is designed to prepare you for the BA (Hons) Film and Television degree. We ensure that you are taught how to focus your studies at undergraduate level, ensuring not only that you have the skills you need, but also the right mental attitude for further study.During this foundation year you will be introduced to a broad range of skills, focusing on real world film and television production. You will learn the things you need to know for current professional practice and learn to operate the same equipment as industry professionals.Over the following three years of the degree you will cover areas such as documentary, script-writing, TV commercials, short film, music video and multi camera television production. You will have the option to focus on creative pathways, skill sets, and specific areas of production practice during the second year, which will lead to your final degree productions in year three.You will also learn the place of new distribution technologies and maximise your opportunities of getting your work seen by an audience.**Why Choose University of Cumbria?**- 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**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 Studio

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • 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

    93rd out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    110 58%

    85th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    65th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    65th

    35

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