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Course summary

"Do you want to see your story ideas on the big screen or produce inspiring content for your favourite brands or musicians? Our intensive film and media production course will give you the expertise to influence and inspire future audience and turn your passion for film and media into a successful career. Our multi award winning film production course aims to develop your creative, practical, and technical filmmaking skills and enable you to link theory to your practice. This course is practice focused, so you’ll learn about film production by making films. Working as a multi-disciplinary practitioner your will learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own short films. You’ll engage with practical film production projects and build a portfolio of creative work that supports your future career aspirations. You’ll join a creative community of students who are passionate about developing careers in the film and media production industry. You’ll work collaboratively across the Department of Media, Performance and Communication, fulfilling key crew roles on creative projects and broadening your film making experience. You can tailor your filmmaking practice and specialise on a chosen field including short drama and documentary films, music videos, experimental films, branded content, and client based commercial projects. You’ll get hands on with industry leading film production equipment right from your first week of your course. Much of your time will be spent working on location or in our professional film production studios and post-production facilities. To enrich your academic and practical studies you can engage with field trips to art galleries, film screening and leading film festivals, in the UK and abroad. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the UK's leading production facilities and attend a residential film shoot in places such as the Lake District."

Assessment method

Students will learn about filmmaking practice by making films and engaging in real-world tasks and problem-solving. Students will demonstrate and evidence the application of essential industry knowledge and skills within their assessments. This authentic approach to assessments requires learners to mirror industry practice and supports the development of student’s competence and confidence to apply creative, technical, and entrepreneurial skills needed to successfully pursue a career in the screen industries.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • International Moving Image Society (IMIS)

How to apply

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Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5950 Year 1
England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for the Foundation Year (Year Zero) at Sixth Form College are £5950. Years 1, 2 and 3 on-campus are standard undergraduate tuition fees (currently £9250 for 2023/24 intake) For more information about tuition fees, please go to
Film Production (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS