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Course summary

Do you have a passion for film and TV? Do you want bring stories to life? BA (Hons) Film and Television Production 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. However, 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. After your Foundation Year, this course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After 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. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? This course is offered as a four-year programme, including 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 degree. During your time with us you’ll have the opportunity to learn hands-on practical skills to help you stand out to potential employers. You’ll get to grips with industry-standard equipment including cameras, lighting, sound and editing software. You can also benefit from live project briefs, master classes and plenty of networking opportunities. Our fantastic industry connections will contextualise your learning by presenting their first-hand appreciation of current industry problems, practices and priorities, and offering professional insights from different technical and creative perspectives. You’ll hone your practical script writing skills with workshops and pitch your script to a highly experienced panel. You’ll cover camera, lighting, sound, editing and all elements of planning and pre-production, bringing them together to produce a range of fiction and non-fiction films. In your second year, you will build on the skills acquired at Level 4 gaining advanced technical and creative skills. You may study virtual production technology. There are opportunities to create films to briefs for external clients, or a music video for a band or musician, as well as experimental films. You may learn the employable skills of live events production, including multi-camera operator and floor manager, whether for live music, or studio-based discussion programmes, or advanced script writing for fiction production. For the third year dissertation, you’ll choose between a creative production, a project in screenwriting or a written industry study. Additionally the third year is the time to advance your virtual production skills, or create original short films, or investigative documentaries. Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in both your first and second year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health and wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. 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:


Foundation Year Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success: Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry and Research Skills Introduction to Moving Image Production 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 Opportunity modules 2 x 10 credit year two Opportunity modules 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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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.

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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

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