Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Liverpool John Moores University

Filmmaking and Creative Technologies

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Course summary

This highly practical, industry-focussed course for film makers, storytellers and creatives uses traditional and emerging technologies to create exceptional audience experiences. You develop skills in writing, recording, editing, directing and producing by exploring all aspects of film making and storytelling. In your first year, you study all three pathways: Film & TV Production, Story, Script & Development, Emerging Technology and Digital Performance. Experiencing a range of subjects gives you the opportunity to explore multiple disciplines before deciding what pathway to specialise in subsequently. This approach equips you with a broad range of skills to support a sustainable career. Students have generous studio access and by working in a multi-purpose multi camera film and TV studio, in our Motion and 3D/VR capture studio or the media edit lab, you learn using tools that the professionals use. You will work both independently and in collaboration with students from a wide range of other disciplines. You could be making a film using motion capture of a dancer, running an immersive gig for a band or projection mapping an outdoor event or stage production. Our wide-ranging professional network and staff active in the screen industry make sure that course content is relevant. We regularly host masterclasses with leading figures and visiting professionals keep us connected to industry needs. You graduate not only with a mixed-media portfolio but also experience and a professional network. Course details **Pathway content examples: Film & TV Production**

  • Learn the core principles of using a camera to record drama, factual material and associated audio before producing a short film.
  • Build post-production editing and audio skills including sound effects, animation and visual effects to a high level.
  • Gain a broad understanding of the technical aspects of location filming and broadcasting live events.
Story, Script & Development
  • Explore the construct of authorship and how to construct narrative; particularly in the digital age.
  • Create podcasts, scripts, stories and video for multiple channels and devise an original piece for performance.
  • Collaborate with digital artists, musicians and film makers to deliver a spoken word project.
Emerging Technologies and Performance
  • Train in the use of lighting equipment and software to produce a light and digital performance.
  • Develop your skills in coding and learn to create your own processes and effects.
  • Investigate motion capture, VR, immersive audio and 3D and the potential for creating audience-facing mixed reality projects.

Course details


YEAR ONE: Core Ideas 1 Introduction to Film Making Story, Script and the Authorship and Places of Performance Digital Performance – Software and Light Project 1 Project 2 YEAR TWO: Core Ideas 2 Project 3 Project 4 Multi Camera and Studio Creation (Film and TV Pathway) Location Filming and Sound (Film and TV Pathway) Writing for Camera and Audio (Creating Content Pathway) Devising and Collaborative Live and Digital Performance (Creating Content Pathway) Digital Performance - Software, Coding, DIY Technology (Digital Practices Pathway) Digital Performance – Motion Capture and VR (Digital Practices Pathway) YEAR THREE: Core Ideas 3 Project 5 Project 6 Individual Specialist Project Live Event and Broadcast Creation (Film and TV Pathway) Post Production Technology and Techniques (Film and TV Pathway) Cross Platform Performance and Perspectives (Creating Content Pathway) Spoken Word (Creating Content Pathway) VR and Immersive Audio (Digital Practices Pathway) Digital Content Design for Interactive Performance (Digital Practices Pathway) YEAR FOUR (MArts): Professional Development - Inquiry and Critique 1 Advanced Techniques – Creative Technologies Professional Development - Inquiry and Critique 2 Final Practice Dissertation

Assessment method

The end of each year includes the creation of a portfolio for sharing or other summary artefacts. You are assessed on your planning; pitching of project proposals and your own critical evaluation of your work, as well as on your practical project work. You are also assessed on your professional portfolio and career plan at the end of each year.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1
Channel Islands £16700 Year 1

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Filmmaking and Creative Technologies at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts - UCAS