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Overview

On studying this course you will develop as a student to become a highly skilled, experienced professional with a comprehensive understanding of the Film and Television industries. You will be introduced to the creative and technical aspects of single camera filmmaking and multi-camera television production, supported by film and media theory to inform your practice. You will learn how to generate and develop ideas and adopt a creative approach to your work. In the final year you will undertake a major production project and experience how media theory underpins your practice. There will be opportunities for work experience with our partners at the BBC, other production companies and to work on projects for external clients.

In the second and third years there are a range of options to enable you to develop your own areas of interest and expertise.

The course is designed for those students who want to learn to make films and television programmes in a range of different formats and genres, using the most up to date industry standard technologies. It is intended for anyone who has an interest in film, television and media and whilst we are not subject specific the programme typically attracts students with an arts and humanities background in subjects such as Creative Media Production, Media Studies, Film Studies, English, Politics, Art and Design, Psychology, Economics or Music. We welcome students who have A-level, BTEC or equivalent qualifications.

Showcase

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Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by ScreenSkills, the sector skills council for the creative industries, which ensures that it is work-based and industry relevant. Industry professionals also make regular inputs into this course.

Entry requirements

 

Typical offer – 112 UCAS tariff points.

We take into consideration a number of factors when assessing your application. It’s not just about your grades; we take the time to understand your personal circumstances and make decisions based on your potential to thrive at university and beyond.

A levels

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

DMM – there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Meet UCAS tariff of 112. There are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate requirements

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade C. UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus TWO of the following modules:

  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 50%

Course Content

All module information is subject to change.

First year

Core

Creativity and Imagination (FAM4001-B)

Reading the Screen (FAM4016-B)

Moving Image Production (FAM4012-B)

Editing (FAM4005-B)

Institutions and Audiences (FAM4013-B)

Story and Scriptwriting (FAM4018-B)

Second year

Core

Factual Film and Television (FAM5007-B)

Soundscapes (FAM5001-B)

Factual Production (FAM5014-B)

British Film and Television Fictions (FAM5006-B)

Drama Production (FAM5016-B)

Option

Storytelling, Narrative and Experience (FAM5019-B)

Introduction to Digital Visual Effects (GAV4009-B)

Final year

Core

Major Project Pre-Production (GAV6007-B)

Individual Project (GAV6003-D)

Major Project Production (GAV6008-D)

Option

Experimental Filmmaking (FAM6004-B)

Practices of Representation (FAM6013-B)

Career prospects

This course will prepare you for a career in film and television production in research, content creation, scriptwriting, camera, sound, lighting, editing, studio and location management, production management, producing and directing or you may prefer to continue your studies on our Master’s course in Digital Filmmaking. Graduates have also gone into teacher training.

Our graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas for organisations including the BBC, Sky, ITV, Thames Television, Channel Four, Home Box Office, Endemol, the National Media Museum, Warner Brothers, MGM, True North Productions, MTV and many others. Our graduates have worked on hit TV shows including Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Big Brother, Emmerdale, BBC Look North and BBC Reporting Scotland as well as blockbuster movies including War Horse, The King’s Speech, The Theory of Everything, Skyfall and all of the Harry Potter films.

Employment statistics

Over the last five years our postgraduate employment and study rates have been considerably better than the national average for film and media studies courses in the UK.

84% of our 2017 graduates in Film, Media, Animation, Games and Visual Effects found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.*

*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

 

Learning and assessment

Students will experience a wide range of teaching and learning environments. Concepts, principles and theories are generally explored in formal lectures and practiced in associated tutorials, seminars and directed reading groups.

Practical skills are developed in workshop and studio sessions. Professional and personal skills are developed through presentations, discussion and small-scale project work which involves problem-solving and design exercises.

For each 20 credit module, students are required to commit 200 hours of time. The weighting of how this time is managed varies from module to module; some will involve many formal contact hours (time spent with the tutor) and others more independent study (self-managed under the guidance of the tutor).

As the student progresses, the amount of independent study increases as the programme becomes more project based. During Stage 1 all the basic principles, concepts and technical skills are introduced. By Stage 2 students are required to take a more analytic approach, and demonstrate their practical skills through project work. Stage 3 gives students the opportunity to synthesise and critically review the knowledge, understanding and skills previously acquired through both contextual work and a major practical project.

 

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