University Centre South Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the Arts London

Film & Television Production

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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) degree programme is designed to prepare students for a career in all aspects of Film and Television and it’s ever developing industry. It will offer students the skills, knowledge and experience required to produce and adapt their own film and television projects to meet the changing needs of cinema and television industries. It reflects recent changes in patterns of production and distribution as they shift across new and emerging platforms – relating to streaming, downloads and of course, engaging with online content. Student will be challenged with innovative and dynamic assessment methods and be expected to contribute through the learner voice how they wish to pursue their projects. Student will apply critical and technical understanding by analysing examples of film and television to develop their own creative and experimental projects. Student will be encouraged to seek work placement opportunities and contribute to live and vocational projects for professional development. Additional features include an optional Business unit and an optional short qualification in teaching. The signature element of the programme is the opportunity to work on longer more ambitious content as well as industry affiliated film projects.

Course details


Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4): FTV 101 Ideas Factory; FTV 102 Historical and Contextual Studies; FTV 103 Sound Design; FTV 104 Production. Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5): FTV 201 Creative Portfolio; FTV 202 Film and Television Studies; FTV 203 Cinematography; FTV 204 Social Media Impact. Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6): FTV 301 Dissertation / Research Project; FTV 302 Production Management; FTV 303 Digital Title Sequencing; FTV 304 Final Project.

Assessment method

Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including portfolio and sketchbook submissions, group presentations, written essays and research folders. You will be required to create films and other moving image material together with relevant and integrated research. There are no examinations, but we do include simulated working days as part of your professional and creative development. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework: Year 1 100% coursework: 60% Production-based with a written element (including scripts) of 40%; Year 2 100% coursework: 60% Production-based with a written element (including pre-production materials) 40%; Year 3 100% coursework: 70% Production-based with a written element (including scripts and pre-production material) of 30%.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £17930 Year 1
International £17930 Year 1

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Film & Television Production at University Centre South Essex - UCAS