University for the Creative Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Production

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Course summary

If you want to work on major movies and TV shows, then our BA (Hons) Film Production course at UCA Farnham will you the tools, knowledge and confidence you need to forge an exciting career behind the camera. Graduates have gone on to work on the Harry Potter and Mission Impossible series, as well as prestigious TV shows like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Disney+ series Loki. Our course is predominantly practice-based – we believe in learning through doing. As you study, you’ll get the chance to have your coursework screened at national and international competitions and festivals and graduate with the strong portfolio of work, sought-after specialist skills and practical filmmaking experience that employers really want. Right from the outset, you’ll be part of a close-knit creative team, making films on digital and 16mm cameras just as you will in the film industry. You'll learn about the business of film, explore the production process from beginning to end, and develop networking and communication skills that will set you up for your career. Related courses

  • BA (Hons) Acting & Performance
  • BA (Hons) Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Television Production

Course details

Modules

In Year 1 you'll be introduced to the key concepts and skills in documenting the world around you. You'll learn about film analysis and the key roles in film production and writing for screen. You'll also explore theoretical perspectives on narrative, and shoot and edit a short group fiction project. In Year 2 you'll explore narrative films based on real events and develop your understanding of the history of documentary film and contemporary moving image culture. You'll also consider personal filmmaking and alternative modes of production and exhibition, and learn to challenge the conventions of documentary film. In Year 3 you'll produce your graduation film and undertake a dissertation, as well as a self-directed individual project or portfolio. You'll also make preparations for employment in the moving image industries.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W600
Institution code:
C93
Campus name:
Farnham
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/

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

https://uca.ac.uk/study/accepted-qualifications/


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
20%
Student satisfaction
72%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £16950 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16950 Year 1
International £16950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Full details of fees and finance can be located at https://uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/undergraduate/
Film Production at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS