Film and Screen Business at MetFilm - UCAS

MetFilm

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of West London

Film and Screen Business

Course summary

The BA Film and Screen Business course challenges you to develop your business skills and knowledge across a range of areas within the screen and film industries, and to build your entrepreneurial mission to launch successful careers. You will learn to navigate the modern media environment; film and media content production and delivery; financing and funding; data and analytics; legal and accounting principles; marketing strategy; exploitation and distribution. You will also hone skills to help you progress in your own business career: presentation, networking, pitching, and creative entrepreneurship.

  • Comprehensive: Each semester is built around the relationship between a producer or business and its intended market. Students work on individual and group projects to develop a detailed understanding of the business of film and screen production, experiencing a diverse range of business and entrepreneurial roles across the creative industries.
  • Industry-facing: This course works with productions and screen businesses, bringing industry expertise into the teaching space to allow students to learn about developments in the industry, analyse emerging trends, and learn key business skills to research and build business plans or strategies.
  • Portfolio: You will build up expertise in producing, digital marketing, new business development, financial planning, launching start-ups and developing a freelance portfolio.

Modules

Please note: this is not a complete overview of modules. For the full overview, please visit our website. Level 4: Tell a Story: Screen Sense: Explore history of the creative screen industry, including looking at the different perspectives on storytelling that exist. Begin to explore the world of reaching, building, and engaging with your audience, taking into account topics such as risks and ethics. Tell a Story: Craft Skills: Basic overview of the tools, crafts, techniques, and skills that are needed for screen grammar and different screen formats. You will explore the use of digital video equipment with your storytelling, as well as the impact of directing, camera, sound, editing choices on the final product. Tell a Story: Production: Incorporate previous modules to make your own coherent production. As part of this, you will find an audience, consider how your choice impacts the filmmaking and storytelling decisions you need to make, and tell them a story. Change Hearts: Screen Industry: Consider the history and current business practices of the screen industry. Explore the use of audience studies, research, and project management skills, as well as recognising the importance of budgeting, scheduling, and financial planning. Level 5: Change Minds: Screen Industry: Learn about the history, business practice, content, and technology commonly used in the screen industry i.e. audience aggregation and targeting, and verbal or digital promotion methods. Explore how different types of research can be used and applied to the industry, as well as the visibility of commercial ideas and concepts that portray brands and express an identity. Business Management: Learn about intellectual property and copyright; legal and ethical requirements, codes of practice and documentation, producing budgets, and other financial resourcing projections. Explore how to create and manage marketing and sales plans, and how you can create copy to market and support productions. Change Minds: Entrepreneur: Deploy project management, financial, marketing and technical skills by researching and creating a business plan or producing a piece of advertising or branded content designed to alter consumer opinion and behaviour. Entertain Me: Screen Industry: Look at the evolution of industries and audience relationships, including how these go together with key storytelling conventions and dramatic principles. Look at commissioning, funding, project management, and distribution across platforms and territories, and secondly, the resolution of problems through the use of resources and outside research. Entertain Me: Entrepreneur: Use different methods of research, business, and project management skills and industry awareness in the production of a short film, TV pilot or feature film excerpt or trailer or the building of a comprehensive pitch deck and business plan for a film or television series. Level 6: Becoming Influential: Screen Industry: Delve into the creative forces, democratic business practices, and economic drivers of the screen industry through the example of webisodic story production and delivery. Explore of a sustainable vehicle for audience connectivity, loyalty, and brand communication. Strategic Business Thinking: Consider entrepreneurial and strategic management principles in the screen industry, including: growth policies and change, sustainable business models and ethical research, audience development and sustainability, and securing finance. Explore the impact of business and production activities on both society and the environment. Be Entrepreneurial: Project: Integrate a wide range of key business, strategic management, communication, leadership, team-work and production skills to research plan/schedule, finance, produce and/or distribute a graduation project using original research.

Assessment method

The BA (Hons) Film & Screen Business programme is made up of Level 4, 5 and 6 modules delivered over six consecutive semesters, each focusing on a key area of business within the screen industries. In each semester you will study three modules: Screen Industry, Business Skills and Entrepreneur. By meeting the learning outcomes, students develop knowledge and understanding, critical analysis and practical skills to help you to become a great business practitioner within the creative industry. Screen Industry covers the knowledge and understanding of the different business models in the environments you are going to work within. You will then be assessed on your core competencies in these modules. Business Skills are the core technical skills you need to successfully run a business and become part of the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur is a combination of the skills learned in the Business Skills and Screen Industry modules which are then applied to a practical brief as part of your key project. This could be setting out a business plan, running a marketing campaign, financing, and helping produce a short film or project managing a film festival. You will graduate with a degree, a portfolio of professional content, and a business plan to help you navigate the complex media and creative industries job market.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W3N2
Institution code:
M73
Campus name:
Met Film School - London
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Once you submit your application, a member of the Admissions team will be in touch to arrange a brief interview. This can be done in person at Ealing Film Studios, where we are based, or over the phone. Applicants will be assessed on their background, creative experience and passion for studying at ScreenSpace. Applicants are encouraged to research ScreenSpace and MetFilm School prior to applying. If you are accepted at ScreenSpace, you will be given an offer via UCAS. It is then your responsibility to accept this offer at your preferred institution.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.screenspace.ac.uk/courses/ba-film-screen-business/#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Once you submit your application, a member of the Admissions team will be in touch to arrange a brief interview. This can be done in person at Ealing Film Studios, where we are based, or over the phone. Applicants will be assessed on their background, creative experience and passion for studying at ScreenSpace. Applicants are encouraged to research ScreenSpace and MetFilm School prior to applying. If you are accepted at ScreenSpace, you will be given an offer via UCAS. It is then your responsibility to accept this offer at your preferred institution.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language, or if your previous education was not conducted fully in English, you will need to provide documented evidence of your English language competence to study a course with us. ScreenSpace accepts the qualifications listed below as evidence of English language ability from students from the European Union. However, we request that students submit an IELTS score of 5.5 overall as preference. In addition, we will take into account studies previously undertaken in English, for example at IB, Foundation or undergraduate level. Please contact [email protected] if in doubt. The qualifications listed here are all considered, as well as each application on its own merit. Cambridge PET Cambridge FCE Cambridge Advanced / Proficiency / Business Higher / Legal / Financial ESOL Skills for Life Levels 1 & 2 BULATS Online (certificated version) TOEFL IBT Test PTE Academic Trinity Level 1 Integrated Skills in English French Baccalaureate German Abitur Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas Norwegian Vitnemal Polish Extended Matura

Language Requirements

https://www.screenspace.ac.uk/courses/ba-film-screen-business/#entry-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £12750 Year 1
International £12750 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film and Screen Business at MetFilm - UCAS