Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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The BA (Hons) Film curriculum offers you the freedom to explore your own area of interest within the broad context of Film. Designed to enable you to be well placed to begin a career in film, TV or the wider creative and media industries this demanding course is delivered by academics with a wide range of relevant industry experience. You will be given the opportunity to combine academic investigation with industrial practice needs to fully develop your understanding of your chosen niche. The Photography department within Bradford School of Arts and Media is affiliated to the AOP (Association of Photographers) and continues to be sponsored by Light Phase camera technology. We also have a joint partnership with the National Media Museum. You will have the opportunity to learn from both practitioners and experienced professionals. You will work with artists and designers a well as local and national galleries, museums and exhibitions. The investigation, critical decision making and research skills you will acquire are planned in keeping with the versatility of the demands of the industry. It is intended that on completion of your final year, you should be fully equipped to meet the challenges and demands of the current employment market and have the necessary skills to meet a variety of current sector demands

Course details


The course has three Levels, each of which corresponds to one year of full-time study. During Level Four, you will build upon existing skills to enhance your technical abilities, whilst developing your communication skills through theoretical study. Upon progressing to Level Five, you will begin to explore external possibilities with agencies and organisations, before composing a proposal for your final year of study. Level Six will be largely based on this proposal, and will allow you to focus on your preferred area of the sector, and develop creatively according to your personal choices. Level Four Modules include: Introduction to Film Production; Introduction to Direction; Introduction to Editing; Introduction to Producing; Introduction to Storytelling; Introduction to Film Contexts. Level Five modules include: Intermediate Film Contexts; Intermediate Direction; Intermediate Film Production; Intermediate Film Scriptwriting; Intermediate Techniques & Processes in Cinematography; Intermediate Techniques & Processes in Sound. Level Six modules include: Specialist Film Practice; Specialist Film Contexts; Specialist Film Techniques and Processes; Specialist Professional Film Practice.

Assessment method

Our supportive teaching and learning environment is created by a team of well qualified, dedicated staff. We aim to create a positive environment, substantiated by a Personal Tutor system to ensure that you are individually supported. You will be assessed by a range of formative and summative assessments, which allow you to continue strengthening your skills as a Film Maker. The course is based both on practical and theoretical study, which will be reflected in the method of assessment; practical work will typically be assessed through the presentation of a body of work in portfolio or exhibition form, whilst written work will be presented in essays, reports or journals, including the completion of a dissertation at Level Six.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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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

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Three A levels or BTEC Extended Diploma usually in an Arts or Media subject, or Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design and Art, Design & Media).
A level CCD Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Preferably in an Arts or Media subject.
Access to HE Diploma Award of a full Access Certificate (Art & Design) by a licensed Access Validating Agency.
Scottish Higher CD Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4 minimum. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy accepted as equivalent.

As part of the application process, you will be required to attend an interview to which you should bring a portfolio of your work. Applications are encouraged though non-traditional routes. An appropriate level of study will be identified through a portfolio presentation and evidence of professional practice experience at interview. If you have already completed a Foundation degree or HND, you will be considered for direct entry to the appropriate level of the degree course.

Additional entry requirements


Candidates will be invited to attend for interview and be given an initial assessment.


Candidates will be required to bring a portfolio of work to the interview session.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8750 Year 1
Scotland £8750 Year 1
Wales £8750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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