"Do you want to see your story ideas on the big screen or produce inspiring content for your favourite brands or musicians? Our intensive film and media production course will give you the expertise to influence and inspire future audience and turn your passion for film and media into a successful career. Our multi award winning film production course aims to develop your creative, practical, and technical filmmaking skills and enable you to link theory to your practice. This course is practice focused, so you’ll learn about film production by making films. Working as a multi-disciplinary practitioner your will learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own short films. You’ll engage with practical film production projects and build a portfolio of creative work that supports your future career aspirations. You’ll join a creative community of students who are passionate about developing careers in the film and media production industry. You’ll work collaboratively across the Department of Media, Performance and Communication, fulfilling key crew roles on creative projects and broadening your film making experience. You can tailor your filmmaking practice and specialise on a chosen field including short drama and documentary films, music videos, experimental films, branded content, and client based commercial projects. You’ll get hands on with industry leading film production equipment right from your first week of your course. Much of your time will be spent working on location or in our professional film production studios and post-production facilities.
"Year 1: Teamwork – Learning to collaborate Make films from day one pf your course. You’ll learn to listen, be influenced, and develop your skills working with staff, your peers, and from Industry. You’ll develop creative and organisation skills through the application of fundamental filmmaking practices such as directing, producing, cinematography, sound design, and post-production. You’ll study both theoretical and practical elements of film/media production to explore your future career direction and influence your creative output. Year 2: Individuality - Finding a voice Having gained an understanding of process and teamwork you’ll develop your skills and creativity as a filmmaker by formulating innovative ideas ensuring you have something to say to an audience. You’ll acquire advanced filmmaking skills and experiment with alternative/future filmmaking practices to develop your creativity. You’ll have opportunities to tailor your studies to include theoretical and contextual understanding of creative film production processes and techniques that align to your future career aspirations. Year 3: Professionalism – Making your voice heard Having gained confidence and competence as a filmmaker you’ll continue to develop your chosen area of expertise, applying your knowledge and skills to individual and collaborative projects. Your production work will be underpinned by critically informed research, and you will identify where your work and practice exist in relation to other filmmakers. You will demonstrate professionalism through establishing a network of industry contacts and promoting your skills to employers via your portfolio."
Students will learn about filmmaking practice by making films and engaging in real-world tasks and problem-solving. Students will demonstrate and evidence the application of essential industry knowledge and skills within their assessments. This authentic approach to assessments requires learners to mirror industry practice and supports the development of student’s competence and confidence to apply creative, technical, and entrepreneurial skills needed to successfully pursue a career in the screen industries.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- International Moving Image Society (IMIS)
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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