Film and Television Production with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Are you passionate about film? Do you want to bring stories to life? BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course will see you developing your skills and knowledge of how films go from concept to screen. Work behind the camera and explore all aspects of production, from casting and scouting locations, to managing budgets, and measuring the success of films. You will spend the majority of your time studying at our High Wycombe Campus to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to seamlessly transition from university into employment. You may also have the opportunity to study at our teaching base at Pinewood Studios, putting you right in the heart of this world famous creative hub. Throughout your studies, you’ll actively engage in real-world projects. From short films to documentary segments, you’ll be hands-on with cameras, lighting equipment, and sound gear. This practical experience hones your technical skills and prepares you for the dynamic challenges of the industry. Explore your artistic vision and experiment with different genres. Whether you’re passionate about documentaries, narrative films, or experimental cinema, BNU encourages creativity and allows you to express your unique voice. You’ll be taught by both talented academics and experienced industry professionals Many of our lecturers have written and produced award-winning films and TV shows and can share their valuable industry insights. While studying BA Film and Television Production you’ll be connected with industry professionals, guest speakers, and our alumni network. You can get involved in networking events, workshops, and collaborations which provide a platform for you to build valuable relationships and open doors for future projects. This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After Foundation Year and then your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between BA (Hons) Film Production and BA (Hons) Film & Television Production. What Will I study? We’ll start the course by exploring the key theories and skills you need to analyse and deconstruct films. You’ll look at Hollywood cinema, documentaries, independent and art cinema, and more, as well as the impact of streaming. You'll study live event and multi-camera filming, working to professional standards of live television production and collaborating with clients. You'll explore genre studies, develop production & screenwriting research skills, and study how to develop projects (through pre-production, production & post) in industry contexts from fiction & documentary production to news gathering, external client filming, music videos & live studio multicamera filming. You'll also have chances to create a showreel. This degree is a four-year course, with an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. Every July we hold our end of year show at the John Barry Theatre at Pinewood Studios. Professionals from the industry are invited to see students' work from their final year on the BA (Hons) Animation course, providing exciting networking opportunities. These industry experts are always very impressed with the quality of students' work. What facilities can I use? You will be studying at both our High Wycombe Campus and at our base at Pinewood Studios throughout the course. At both locations you will find state-of-the-art film equipment. Check out our impressive facilities that we have on campus. They include video studios, editing suites and an outside broadcasting unit. Full details are on our website: https://www.bucks.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-hons-film-production

Modules

Foundation Year Introduction to Technical Skills Introduction to Moving Image Location Filming Production Skills Professional Skills Review Final Project Year one Core Production Skills with Analysis 1 Production Skills with Analysis 2 Filmmaking 1 Filmmaking 2 Filmmaking 3 Opportunity modules 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Advanced Technical and Production Skills Advanced Technical Skills for Film and TV Production Genre Studies for Film and TV Optional Art Film and Music Video Client Video Production Advanced Screenwriting and Pitching Virtual Film Production Live Events and Multicamera Production Year Three Core Creative Skills with Applied Multicamera Production Independent Production Project Independent Script Project Industry Practice Research Project Optional Individual Microfilm and Creative Group Production Film Directing and Producing Non-Fiction and Factual Storytelling Professional Preparation News and Current Affairs New Media and Innovation Creative Skills with Applied Virtual Production

Assessment method

A hand-picked team of experienced professionals are eager to pass on their expertise to the next generation of budding filmmakers and will share insider knowledge throughout the course. The course team have a range of experience in the film and television industry. We teach in professional standard recording and filmmaking facilities. As well as lectures, we have professional masterclasses, guest speakers, and work experience opportunities designed to prepare you for a career in film and television. Throughout your time studying you will be assessed in a range of different ways, including:

  • essays where you will be required to present research material in specific subjects and edit it to fit desired outcomes as well as write in depth about particular topics;
  • reports where you will be encouraged to document your entire learning progress throughout the degree;
  • portfolio which is an essential part of the course in order to present yourself visually to prospective employers. You will be taught on the different processes involved in producing industry-standard portfolio and assessed on the outcomes;
- practical skills which is one of the most important elements of the degree and you will be assessed on the quality of your finished pieces throughout the course.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
PW34
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


Student Outcomes

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95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Film and Television Production with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS