What will I learn?

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.**What are my career prospects?** Our BA (Hons) Film Production course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities. Upon graduating you might work in audio-visual production for film or tv or create films for the web.

Which department am I in?

School of Creative And Digital Industries

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 19,314) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022


Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,


HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students require successful completion of a High School Diploma with GPA above 2.8, plus one of the following: SAT with a minimum of 1100 overall, and a minimum of 550 from Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics; Minimum of 3 APs with grades above 3. International students with IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or below will have to undertake an enhanced curriculum in addition to the advertised programme.

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


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