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Film Business and Screen Entrepreneurship with Foundation BA (Hons)

University of West London

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UCAS CODE: W3N1

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main site - West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The course addresses the need for highly motivated and knowledgeable producers and business managers and developers within the fast growing and constantly innovative creative industries sector.Offered in conjunction with ScreenSpace, who provide practical training for creatives, the course challenges you to embrace current narrative and production techniques for screen and television as well as emerging trends, and to learn key business skills which you will then use to develop high level business plans and strategies.You’ll learn to navigate the modern media environment; film and media content production and delivery; financing and funding; data and analytics; legal and accounting principles; marketing strategy, exploitation and distribution. You’ll also hone skills to help progress in your own business career - presentation, networking, pitching and creative entrepreneurship.The programme is made up of Level 4, 5 and 6 modules delivered over six consecutive semesters, each focusing on a key area of business within the screen industries.In each semester the students will study three modules: Business Sense, Industry Skills and Entrepreneurship. By meeting the learning outcomes, the students develop knowledge and understanding, critical analysis and practical skills to help them become business practitioners within the creative industries.Each semester thereby consists of a parallel programme of learning business skills; exploration of underlying contemporary and historical, theoretical and commercial context; and practical portfolio development, linked to a challenge for the student to develop a business plan or project. Each semester is linked to a business or commercial body which specialises in the relevant aspect of business intelligence the students are studying.Career progression routes upon successful course completion:• Understand the business of storytelling across platforms, how these have developed over time; how they impact on the worlds of communication, media, film, and screen enterprise, and how they are likely to change over time, with reference to technological, cultural and social dynamics.• Understand the markets, finance structures, information systems, technology, legal and accounting structures, and socio-political landscape and be able to reference this in the development of your ideas and business plans.• Be able to develop and pitch ideas, proposals, and business plans in response to set briefs both collectively and individually, and to respond to problems and challenges.• Have the skills to inspire teams, co-operate with others, project-manage, organise, network, and work collaboratively in creative and business teams.• Have relevant practical, business, management and entrepreneurial skills to work entrepreneurially and to secure employment in the film, screen, and creative sectors.• Understand the basics of narrative storytelling and be familiar with production and postproduction processes.Further study that can be undertaken upon course completion: Masters studies in Producing, Film Business or Business AdministrationThis course includes a foundation year.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

University of West London

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

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