Film Production at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS

Course summary

You will learn key creative and production roles in Film Productions in different scales. The course reflects the specialist departmental structure of the film industry and prepares you for employment within the industry. Creating any sort of film depends on a team working together. You’ll discover the entire process of film production and the relationship between the various roles including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction. What you will learn Communication, passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research, commitment, respect and professionalism – all these are characteristics of those who work in film. The course is designed to foster these skills through a wide range of film production experiences – from the moment of a film’s inception to its finalisation. Reflecting the ethos of the University, this course emphasises practical learning within an academic environment. The programme is 'hands-on' and students gain a solid grounding in shooting on film, as well as exploring the complex creativities of digital production and modern filmmaking. The specialist nature of the course helps students to develop their understanding of the creative and commercial realities of film production. As well as learning practical filmmaking, students study cinema to achieve a working knowledge within fiction and non-fiction filmmaking. You will develop entrepreneurial, communication and organisational skills through filmed exercises and film productions, as well as studying contemporary film. Your practical skills are informed by cultural and historical contexts of film practice. You will be encouraged to develop your reflective and evaluative skills through the critique of your own and others’ practice, as well as the critical study of film as text and narrative work. Making films is a collaborative process. Integral to this is working within the Film Production course, but also with other courses across the University. Film Production is closely aligned to the Visual Effects (VFX) programme, Costume, Acting, Make-Up, Animation and others. These collaborations help foster a strong film community throughout the University. On the course, students work on exciting and engaging films that are based on effective and imaginative storytelling as well as technical techniques. The course will equip you to engage positively in the workplace, and navigate the opportunities that exist within the industry. The course prepares students for postgraduate study in related disciplines and offers certified training across the specialisms as part of the curriculum. 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 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.

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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).

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Additional entry requirements


Once your application has been reviewed admissions will request a link to a online portfolio for review by the course team.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
TOEFL (iBT)80minimum score of 18 in writing, listening, and reading and 19 in speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
PTE Academic54A minimum of 51 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 200

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Film Production at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS