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Film Production with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Film production course will see you developing your skills and knowledge in how films go from concept to screen. Work behind the camera and explore all aspects of production, from casting and scouting locations, to managing budgets and measuring the success of films.Working between our High Wycombe campus and Pinewood Studio base, you’ll be able to get a feel for life on set, and with the support of our expert-lecturers develop your skills and understanding of this fast-paced industry.**Why study this subject?**Did you know that in 2019 film production in the UK generated a total spend of £1.95 billion, a 17% increase on 2018? (British Film Industry)Increased industry demand means employers need graduates with practical skills and hands-on experience. From audio-visual production for film or tv or creating films for the web, to location manager, editor or sound technician.You could turn your passion for film into a rewarding and successful career with the right teaching and hands on learning experiences.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**At Buckinghamshire New University our unique course has been designed by experts with industry needs in mind, so you’ll have the practical skills employers look for.You will get to:- spend time studying at our base at the iconic Pinewood Studios – centre of the British film industry- learn from Bucks academics and professionals who have written and produced award-winning films and TV shows- get to grips with industry-standard equipment including cameras, lighting, sound and editing software- explore different departments and how they fit into the bigger picture of film production.**What facilities can I use?**You will be studying at both our High Wycombe Campus and at our base at Pinewood Studios throughout the course. At both locations you will find state-of-the-art film equipment.Check out our impressive facilities that we have on campus. They include video studios, editing suites and an outside broadcasting unit.**What will I study?**We’ll start the course by exploring the key theories and skills you need to analyse and deconstruct films. You’ll look at Hollywood cinema, documentaries, independent and art cinema, and more, as well as the impact of streaming.In your second year, you’ll explore the ins and out of industry. We’ll cover different areas from directing, to visual effects and sound design. At the same time, you’ll hone your practical script writing skills. We’ll run workshops and you’ll pitch your script to a highly experienced panel. They’ll analyse it for creativity and production viability.In your final year, you’ll explore production design, art directing and more. We’ll help you understand the complexities of visual storytelling with specialist modules on film forma and storyboarding.**How will I be taught and assessed?**A hand-picked team of experienced professionals are eager to pass on their expertise to the next generation of budding filmmakers and will share insider knowledge throughout the course.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,250per year

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

University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    101st out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    99 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42.0 42%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%



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