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Course summary

As a student on this collaborative and practical degree, you will develop the skills for both creative and technical film, television and theatre production. Throughout the three years, you can create screen and theatre productions that showcase your skills and the ability to create new and original content for film and contemporary theatre practice. There are opportunities to specialise in producing, directing, cinematography, scriptwriting, post-production and sound/lighting in film, television and theatre. You will use cutting-edge Black Magic 4K camera technology as well as traditional Super 16mm film using Arriflex cameras in dedicated film and theatre studios and performance space. Students have access to industry – standard software such as Premiere Pro and Avid. Working closely with other programmes – including acting, costume, photography, visual effects and production design – students will experience a fully rounded and holistic teaching environment, providing access to a complete and collaborative production process which mirrors the workings the industry. At the end of the three year programme, you have a broad showreel of work for your next steps into professional practice. There is the opportunity on a minimum of ten productions; however, due to the collaborative nature of the programme you may find yourself involved in even more. You will work for live clients and submit for festivals and competitions throughout the programme, including the 16mm Kodak Commercial Awards, RTS Awards and National Student Drama Festival. In 2018, students worked on a BFI funded feature film Looted (released in November 2020). In 2019, students worked on Channel 4 ‘Sparks’ and BBC’s Children in Need.


In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:

  • Core Production Skills 1
  • Scriptwriting for Stage, Screen and Television
  • Contextual Studies 1
  • Live Project 1
  • Production 1
In your second year (Level Five) you will explore:
  • Digital Production
  • Analogue Filmmaking
  • Contextual Studies 2
  • Contemporary Practice - Theatre
  • Production 2
In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:
  • Project Research and Preparation
  • Dissertation Report
  • Final Major Project
- Final Show and Portfolio

Assessment method

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We do not currently accept students from outside of the UK. However, we can accept applications from those have evidence of pre-settled status to live, work and study in the UK. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile. If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview. Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate. It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.

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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

Additional fee information

As with most creative programmes delivered at higher education, this programme will have additional costs such as material and basic tools and contribution towards educational visits to ensure successful completion of the programme. The School offers financial support packages to help with this, whether this be through means-tested bursaries and/or grants. In addition, the School offers subsidised resale of course materials, free use of studios etc. More detailed information is provided at the interview stage; however, if you require this sooner please contact [email protected]
Film, TV & Theatre Production at The Northern School of Art - UCAS