Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Filmmaking (Post Production)

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Course summary

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Gain the skills that employers are looking for. Created alongside industry, our Film Production courses are guided by the needs of film professionals. Taught by Boomsatsuma

  • Collaborate with industry partners, including key players [email protected] and The Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol.
  • Learn a distinctive, sector-leading, practice-based curriculum – based on current trends and forecasts.
  • Work with real clients on real briefs to hone your creativity, gain professional experience and stack specialist technical skills.
Learn key skills in all aspects of the film industry. This course aims to enable you to reach the professional standards required by employers. Alongside practical, theoretical and industry-standard technical skills, there will be a real focus on working professionally, collaboration and communicating ideas, all of which will be fundamental to your employability once you graduate. This course has been created with direct input from Boomsatsuma’s industry partners in television and film – all of whom will be actively engaged in its delivery. You'll learn in small and intensively taught classes, and will specialise in one of two pathways – Production or Post Production – throughout your three years on the course. BA (Hons) Filmmaking is taught at Boomsatsuma in Bristol, which became a UNESCO City of Film in 2017 due to its extensive production and media culture in television and film.

Course details


Year one - You'll take a combination of introductory modules on process, scheduling, production and post production, as well as story and narrative, film history and context. There are two principal areas of emphasis. The first is to provide a grounding on the fundamentals of cinema and the storytelling process, with an understanding of narrative structure, scriptwriting and editing. The second is to combine introductory technical skills in camera, sound, lighting and edit, with professional skills in budgeting, managing, organisation and production coordination. Year two - This year's focus is on both factual/documentary and non-factual/fiction production. In-depth modules on production design (set building and design, lighting, greenscreen, blocking and so on) and post production skills (grading, VFX, online graphics, soundtrack lay). You'll produce and post produce short documentaries and drama films, depending on your selected pathways. Additional creative and work experience modules (which provide you with opportunities to work in areas relevant to youe pathway) aim to build specialist creative and employability skills. Year three - The final year of study is structured around independent learning, leading to the development of major projects and separate project portfolios. These include online portfolios, websites, showreels and specialist submissions, along with one or more graduate films, developed as group projects.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used. Assessments include:

  • Films (both factual and non factual).
  • Production portfolios.
  • Production design.
  • Post production submissions.
  • Online portfolios.
  • Websites.
  • Showreels.
  • Specialist submissions.
  • Presentations.
- Essays and other written research submissions.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeBS05
Institution code B20
Campus nameBoomsatsuma
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC - CDD A-level – overall grades CCC-CDD are accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP BTEC – Extended Diploma – Merit, Merit, Pass (MMP) accepted.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Access to HE courses – typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 15 at merit or higher).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points International Baccalaureate – a minimum of 26 points are accepted.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Filmmaking (Post Production) at Bath Spa University - UCAS