Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

This exciting degree course has been created in response to the rise of the UK film and television industry's a global success. On this practical course, you'll explore all aspects of filmmaking to set yourself up for a successful career as a producer, director or writer. Our expert staff will stretch you to develop your deep creative understanding of the art of filmmaking, focusing on the production of original, entertaining and innovative content through the production of dramas, documentaries, adverts, music videos and experimental work. Work on real-life briefs with our industry partners, learning the technical and production skills required to produce a professional portfolio tailored to your career goals. Taught in partnership with NTU’s School of Arts and Humanities and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, you’ll benefit from a wide range of staff expertise and industry-standard facilities and equipment. Key features

  • Innovative filmmaking– this course has been developed with input from industry and academic staff with a wealth of experience.
  • Focus on writing, directing and producing. We want to create filmmakers who can develop their own projects.
  • Learn in a creative studio environment, using industry-standard facilities such as high-end camera equipment and green-screen studios, and software such as Davinci Resolve and Adobe Creative suite.
  • Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, industry competitions, collaborations with organisations and guest lectures.
  • Use industry-standard facilities and equipment such as high-end cameras, sound recording booths and green-screen studios, along with industry-recognised software.
  • Learn from staff with expertise in areas such as directing, producing and scriptwriting, plus technical skills such as editing, lighting, sound and camera operating.
  • Choose to go on an international study trips to recognised film cities.
  • Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as Northern Arizona University in the USA.
  • Exhibit your work at our Showcase, with the opportunity to be selected to exhibit at other industry graduate events.
  • This course is design approved by the International Moving Image Society, recognising the quality and relevance of our course content.
  • NTU is Ranked 12th in the UK for Art and Design. (The Complete University Guide 2021).
  • NTU is ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK for Design and Crafts (14th). (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
Assessment Assessment is 100% coursework. You’ll be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade, receiving feedback throughout. Career prospects Employability is a key focus of this course, with modules including initiatives such as live projects and the opportunity to exhibit your work publicly, helping to raise your profile and enhance your future career prospects. This course will prepare you to work in the digital media field, in areas such as feature and independent film, television, heritage interpretation, advertising, music video and games production. You will also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in media, writing, research, teaching and academia. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at

Course details


[Year One]

  • Script to Screen (100 credit points)
  • Style, Narrative and Authorship (20 credit points)
[Year Two]
  • Narrative, Production and Audiences (80 credit points)
  • Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points)
  • Optional module. You will also choose one optional 20-credit module from:
Storyboarding: Visualising the story, enhancing the narrative Digital Marketing and Communication Motion Graphics The Art of the Video Interview Telling Stories Responding to the Visual World [Final year]
  • Major Project: FILM (80 credit points)
  • Representation, Genre and Industry (20 credit points)
- Business and Entrepreneurship for Filmmakers (20 credit points)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Tuition fees for 2022 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2021 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
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