Film Production at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Study for a BA in Film production and develop your technical, creative and professional skills and help establish yourself in the world of feature film, documentary, television and streaming production, and much more.

  • Our Film Production course is aimed at future film makers. You will gain practical hands on experience in making films and learn to understand the contextual setting you are working in.
  • The course is practice based, with aspects of critical media theory integrated into practical modules. We aim to develop curious mind-sets, asking ‘why?’ at every point: as you both research and create narrative and documentary films and reflect critically upon them.
  • 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 the creative industries.
Key course benefits
  • You have access to dedicated and flexible creative learning environments, media spaces and industry-focused studios, featuring the newly built TV studio, The Tank*.
  • Develop your 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.
  • Opportunities for professional experience and live projects, which have, in the past, included student-industry collaboration with Regional BBC, Creative City, Rolls-Royce and BBC3 (subject to availability, application and additional costs*).
  • Meet experts in new media and traditional media at our series of screenings and masterclasses with past guest speakers including media practitioners from the UK Saskia Sutton and USA Reed O’Beirne, Seattle based plus international artists such as Dan Hett, Alison Grade from Screen Skills (subject to availability).
*For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website


This course has a common first year. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Film Production BA (Hons) Media Production BA (Hons) Year One Modules ScreenCraft Key Concepts in Media and Film Production Storytelling: From Page to Production Working in Creative Practice Film and Media: Industry and Aesthetics Making Media that Matters Year Two In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge. Study skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner. Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career. Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen. You will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: short form content, television studios, and branding, amongst others. Modules Shooting Shorts Camera, Lighting and Sound on Set Global Film History Working with Actors and Directors Developing Your Career in Production Creative Collaboration Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. Modules Experimenting in Film and Media Developing Film Concepts Moving into Your Creative Future Final Film Production You also will have the opportunity to choose between three optional modules in your final year, ‘Cinematography’, ‘Scriptwriting’ and 'Post Production' to total 120 credits. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Practical or project work Coursework Tests Essays Presentations/posters The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film Production at Coventry University - UCAS