The BA (Hons) Film Production course is aimed at future film makers. Students will gain practical hands on experience in making films and learn to understand the contextual setting they are working in. The course is practice based, with aspects of critical media theory integrated into practical modules. Students will develop curious mind-sets, asking ‘why?’ at every point: as they research, as they make both narrative and documentary films and as they reflect upon them. Students will become part of a community of practitioners, making films as they would in the film and media industries, learning a range technical and craft skill as well as developing critical thinking and contextual understanding. A key focus of the course is developing students’ technical, creative and professional skills in a variety of roles: location sound recording, camera work, post-production editing and post-production sound design, directing and producing. Students will become familiar with industry practices while collaborating on creative film projects, learning to work in an ethical and sustainable manner. Students will be taught in lectures, seminars, skills workshops and masterclasses as well as in production meetings, where they will operate within defined, professionally-informed production roles, and in screenings, where they will gain contextual understanding of their own work and the work of others. They will have access to a range of digital film cameras, lighting, audio recording equipment and industry-standard software, as well as the use of TV and Radio studios, to enable them to produce high-quality film productions. Students on the Film Production course will work closely with students on other courses in the School of Media and Performing Arts, building their own professional identities and portfolios of work. The course is focused on the development of passionate, creative, entrepreneurial graduates who are confident collaborators and communicators with industry-led skills to maximise the opportunities for employment in a variety of roles in film production upon graduation. Students will graduate with practical filmmaking experience, with a strong portfolio of work and the skills, knowledge and capabilities of not only working in today’s film and media industry, but also playing in part in shaping its future.
The educational aims of the course are to: • To enable students to develop an original voice through the encouragement of independent thinking and experimentation in various film formats. • To produce graduates who are confident in creating a range of film outputs for a range of diverse audiences and in different working environments (from company-based to freelance and self-employed). • To support students in the development of the necessary skills to become self-reflexive and disciplined film makers who create and exhibit regularly, both individually and collaboratively. • To develop students’ understanding of key film traditions as well as current and future developments. • To provide an inclusive, supportive and accessible environment that respects cultural diversity and fosters respect for difference. • To help students develop critical reflection and academic writing skills to prepare them for possible postgraduate degrees. • To enable students to reflect upon their professional development and construct strategies for continual professional development. • To foster students’ professional and transferable skills development, enabling them to develop professional-level skills in one or more areas of film production that will enable them to obtain entry-level graduate employment in the film and media industries.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|