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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Studying Film Production at AUB gives you practical experience of the many aspects of film-making.** You will learn the skills needed to take on key creative and production roles in both fiction and documentary productions. The course is designed to reflect the specialist departmental structure of the film industry and to prepare you for employment in a range of creative disciplines within the industry. Creating any sort of film depends on a team of technically gifted individuals working together. You’ll discover the entire process of film production and the relationship between the various roles and stages including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction.**What you will learn**Throughout the course you will be introduced to the major specialist departments of the film industry and you will be able to specialise in two areas. Communication, passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research and commitment – all these are essential characteristics of those who work in film. The course is designed to foster these skills and abilities through offering a wide range of film production experiences – from the moment of a film’s inception to its final distribution to cinema and other audiences. The course is 'hands-on' from the outset and students gain a solid grounding in fundamental, traditional practices, such as shooting on film, as well as exploring the complex creativities of digital production. The specialist and focused nature of the course helps students to develop their understanding of the creative and commercial realities of film production. As well as learning practical film-making, students study cinema in its various forms to achieve a working knowledge of a variety of film practices within fiction and documentary film-making. You will develop essential entrepreneurial, communication and organisational skills through the completion of filmed exercises and film productions, as well as the study of contemporary film practice. The intention of the course is to enable students to work on visually exciting and engaging films that are based on effective storytelling as well as technical and creative techniques.**You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:**- BA (Hons) Film Production (Cinematography)- BA (Hons) Film Production (Directing)- BA (Hons) Film Production (Documentary)- BA (Hons) Film Production (Editing/Postproduction)- BA (Hons) Film Production (Producing with Script)- BA (Hons) Film Production (Production Design)- BA (Hons) Film Production (Sound)**By the end of the course you will be able to...**- Understand the film production process in its broad cultural context and appreciate the links between research, theory and creative practice.- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of your specialisms and an understanding of how they relate to the whole film production process.- Work with a professional approach to manage self-directed learning, provide practical solutions to problems, and develop the necessary communication, organisational and team-working skills required in professional practice.- Enter industry having gained a critical understanding of the elements of film production within a historical and practical context, including the relevant technological context.- Engage in reflective and innovative work demonstrating audio-visual literacy and cultural awareness.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,950per year

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University information

Arts University Bournemouth

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Poole, BH12 5HH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 103 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    143 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%



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