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The BA (Hons) in Digital Film Production programe aims to advance both practical and technical skills in camera and lighting that enhance and evolve your proficiency in the craft of digital film-making. Work will be produced of exhibition and broadcast quality for use as means to progress into employment, self-employment or post-graduate study. Editing and sound techniques are developed through collaborative and individually produced short films with productions in each year providing a continuous development of creative abilities from scriptwriting to production and from marketing to distribution. The course programme takes a contemporary approach through the study of multi-platform production, distribution and audience interaction. An appreciation of film and TV as global industries is encouraged through the inclusion of World Cinema texts alongside British and American products. Professional practices and employment skills are covered throughout the course to provide a solid foundation for entry into the industry. The various contexts in which film and television product is produced and consumed are an integral part of study in the first two years. The final year expands study into areas of factual and experimental film and television through the development of research based study. Course lecturers are working practitioners in a variety of areas of the professional media production and education industries.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Most modules count for 20 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total study time of around 10 hours, which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. A total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits are needed for an honours degree as a whole. Overall grades for the course and degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of core modules at a given level. Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. Further information on the modules currently offered on this programme can be found on the University Centre Colchester website.
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
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|Campus name||Colchester Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants applying from outside of the UK will need to provide evidence of their qualifications, English level and passport/visa documents. Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|A level||Achievement of 96 UCAS Tariff points from A-level study.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Achievement of a Pass mark from Access to HE Diploma.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
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