Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production (with Foundation Year) at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award. Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**.
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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INTEGRATED FOUNDATION YEAR STAGE 1 A: • Transition to University – Learning to Learn (Compulsory) • Investigating Your Subject (Compulsory) • Foundation in Arts Specialist Subject (Compulsory) • Negotiated Learning Project (Compulsory) STAGE 1 B: • Single Camera Production (Compulsory) • Multi-Camera TV Studio Production (Compulsory) • Digital and Social Media Production (Compulsory) • Producing Television Drama (Compulsory) • Media and Creative Industries (Compulsory) • Writing the Media (Compulsory) STAGE 2: • Researching for Screen Media (Compulsory) • Creative Video (Compulsory) • Short Film Production (Compulsory) • TV Studio Broadcasting (Designated) • Documentary Video (Designated) • Advanced Production Techniques (Designated) • Scriptwriting 1 (Film) (Designated) • Scriptwriting 2 (TV) (Designated) • Screen Theory (Designated) • Gender, Race, Sexuality: Representing Identity in Contemporary Screen Media (Designated) • European Screens (Designated) OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR • The Placement Year Experience: Organisations in Context (WBL) (Designated) STAGE 3: • Community Impact Project (Compulsory) • Final Major Project (Compulsory) • Live TV Production (Designated) • Working in Creative Industries (Designated) • Advertising and Commercial Production (Designated) • Global Screens (Designated) • Cult Media (Designated) • Hollywood and Beyond (Designated) Module information is quoted for 23/24 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly. 24/25 entry modules will be released in June 2024.

Assessment method

The course is assessed in a number of ways: • Practical projects • Essays • Written assignments • Seminar presentations • Pitches • Examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production (with Foundation Year) at University of Northampton - UCAS