University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bath Spa University

Film and Media Arts Production

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Film and Media Arts Production programme is designed to give you the tools to create meaning and tell stories through the language of cinema. Throughout the programme a hands-on, production-based approach will underpin practice, supported by relevant theory and an understanding of context. Within the programme you will cover the key aspects of filmmaking: pre-production, production and post-production including cinematography, sound design and editing. You will be encouraged to develop your own ‘creative voice’ through challenging self-negotiated projects, workshops, seminars and visiting masterclasses designed to enhance creative, critical, technical and professional skills. There will be a substantial focus on high level professional production standards and work will be submitted to regional and national festivals, alongside positive engagement with regional arts organisations, cinemas, and production companies. Experimental workshops will explore video installation, reactive media, VJ, expanded cinema and new emerging formats. Through study of the key theoretical debates, discourses and significant practitioners in contemporary film, media and the arts, you will develop analytical, evaluative and reflective research skills, encouraging critical contextualisation of your work. Opportunities will exist for independent creative practice alongside collaborative projects involving work-based experience and live industrial briefs. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of management skills and current industry models and practices, in preparation for freelance work and/or employment in the UK’s fast-growing Film & Television and Creative industries.

Course details


Full-time year 1: Documentary Production (20 credits) Experimental Media (20 credits) Film Language and Contextual Studies (20 credits) Film Production Skills (40 credits) Industry Practices (20 credits) Full-time year 2: Collaborative Work-based Practices (40 credits) Independent Craft Development (40 credits) Short Film Production (40 credits) Full-time year 3: Exploratory Project (20 credits) Critical and Contextual Study (20 credits) Major Project (40 credits) Professional Development in Practice (40 credits)

Assessment method

This course is assessed through a mix of coursework, practical work, and supporting documents.

How to apply

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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)

Applicants with a level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree, HND. or HTQ can be considered for 3rd year entry.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Students are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit prior to a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) being issued. The remaining 50% is payable at enrolment with UCW.
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