University of Derby has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Explore the most exciting and challenging areas of contemporary film and high-end TV-making on a course designed to get you noticed in an intensely competitive industry. If you aspire to make big-budget productions for cinemas or small-screen streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon, this course will suit you. You’ll need to be highly creative, passionate and dedicated. Why choose this course? You will be taught by tutors who are still successful in the film and TV industry today. They have worked on feature films, TV dramas, promotional videos and sports broadcasts. You’ll work with the best digital cameras, just like those used for Hollywood blockbusters and have the option to work with traditional celluloid film (35mm). Our film students have a track record of winning high-profile industry competitions, such as the Royal Television Society Awards and the NAHEMI Kodak Student Commercial Awards. There are also lots of opportunities to gain experience on real film and TV sets, plus we offer a career-making six-month placement with Malta Production Hub. Is this course for you? Through a blend of practical projects and more traditional teaching, you’ll develop the creative, technical and theoretical expertise needed to work within the moving image sector. We’ll cover these key areas:
- Screenwriting and directing
- Cinematography, sound and editing
- Production, including 1st assistant directing
- Film history and theory
- Research skills
- Employability skills.
- technicians in sound, lighting and grips
- production personnel such as production assistants and runners
- independent personnel such as script writers, directors of photography, editors, art directors, cinematographers, animation specialists, producers and directors.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|