What will I learn?

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'.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,200.00 (16,69,358) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,200.00 (16,69,358) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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