We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

I AGREE
Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

If you’re a budding Spielberg or DeVernay, aspiring cinematographer or the next big thing in script writing, this BA (Hons) Film Production degree is for you.

You’ll learn how to develop, write, produce, direct, shoot edit and promote short film for cinema, television and digital platforms. And you'll learn the professional skills you need to excel in the business side of the film and video industry.

When you complete the course, you’ll be equipped for a career in film, video and television and be able to tackle many other roles in the media industry.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by ScreenSkills, a professional body for the screen industry.

All ScreenSkills Select accredited courses must show the highest level of quality and relevance to the industry. This ensures you'll learn the knowledge and skills relevant to your future career and assures potential employers that your degree is relevant to the screen industry. This accreditation also gives you access to exclusive benefits such as employability training events, scholarships and bursaries.

What you'll experience

On this course you’ll:

  • Learn how to develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote short films for all platforms – around 80% of the course is practical
  • Use professional, industry-level equipment including Arri Alexa cinema camera systems, Avid Media Composer editing software, and a Pro Tools-equipped Foley and ADR sound studio
  • Attend masterclasses and workshops on scriptwriting, directing actors, cinematography, sound design, producing and post-production, hosted by experts in the field

You can also:

  • Put your skills to to test on a one-year work placement
  • Promote your work at our annual screening event at London’s British Film Institute (BFI), putting your abilities on show for guests from the industry
  • Showcase your work on our student TV channel and become part of the production team
  • Become a Certified User of Avid Media Composer editing software by completing the accredited MC101 and MC110 editing courses.

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you can follow in the footsteps of past graduates who have secured roles in the film and video industry in areas such as:

  • broadcasting
  • producing
  • media management
  • scriptwriting
  • technical media
  • camera operation
  • sound recording
  • producing management and coordination
  • research and development
  • production design
  • post-production and effects

Some of our graduates have worked on popular and acclaimed productions, including the Guardians of the Galaxy motion picture. A team of our graduates won a Royal Television Society (RTS) award in 2020 for Best Student Film, while another graduate team became RTS nominees for their 2018 film 'Here Be Dragons'.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,600per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 102 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 64%

    58th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    47th

    16

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!