Arts University Bournemouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Production

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Course summary

Studying Film Production at AUB gives you practical experience of the many aspects of film-making. You will learn the skills needed to take on key creative and production roles in both fiction and documentary productions. The course is designed to reflect the specialist departmental structure of the film industry and to prepare you for employment in a range of creative disciplines within the industry. Creating any sort of film depends on a team of technically gifted individuals working together. You’ll discover the entire process of film production and the relationship between the various roles and stages including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction. What you will learn Throughout the course you will be introduced to the major specialist departments of the film industry and you will be able to specialise in two areas. Communication, passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research and commitment – all these are essential characteristics of those who work in film. The course is designed to foster these skills and abilities through offering a wide range of film production experiences – from the moment of a film’s inception to its final distribution to cinema and other audiences. The course is 'hands-on' from the outset and students gain a solid grounding in fundamental, traditional practices, such as shooting on film, as well as exploring the complex creativities of digital production. The specialist and focused nature of the course helps students to develop their understanding of the creative and commercial realities of film production. As well as learning practical film-making, students study cinema in its various forms to achieve a working knowledge of a variety of film practices within fiction and documentary film-making. You will develop essential entrepreneurial, communication and organisational skills through the completion of filmed exercises and film productions, as well as the study of contemporary film practice. The intention of the course is to enable students to work on visually exciting and engaging films that are based on effective storytelling as well as technical and creative techniques. You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:

  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Cinematography)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Directing)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Documentary)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Editing/Postproduction)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Producing with Script)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Production Design)
  • BA (Hons) Film Production (Sound)
By the end of the course you will be able to...
  • Understand the film production process in its broad cultural context and appreciate the links between research, theory and creative practice.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of your specialisms and an understanding of how they relate to the whole film production process.
  • Work with a professional approach to manage self-directed learning, provide practical solutions to problems, and develop the necessary communication, organisational and team-working skills required in professional practice.
  • Enter industry having gained a critical understanding of the elements of film production within a historical and practical context, including the relevant technological context.
  • Engage in reflective and innovative work demonstrating audio-visual literacy and cultural awareness.

Course details

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W610
Institution code:
A66
Campus name:
Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

AUB welcomes applications for direct entry to year 2 or 3 of our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://aub.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions we will not hold interviews or auditions on campus at AUB this cycle. Instead admissions will request a digital portfolio and we will invite offer holders to attend an 'offer holder day ' in Spring. These may be virtual events, but we hope to be able to invite you to visit the campus when this is possible.

Portfolio

We’ll assess your application on your UCAS form and your portfolio. We’ll send you instructions on how to submit your portfolio via MyApplication (you don’t need to send us your portfolio until you hear from us).

Other

Due to the high number of applications to this course, applicants may be requested to submit a pre-selection portfolio which will be used to determine whether they will be invited to attend an interview. Details of ow and when to submit this will be sent from admissions


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
PTE Academic54A minimum of 51 in each component
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
Cambridge English ProficiencyCOverall score of 200

AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.

English language requirements

https://aub.ac.uk/plan-visit-apply/apply-now/entry-requirements/undergraduate-courses/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19950 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film Production at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS