Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Production and Cinematography (Wiltshire College and University Centre, Salisbury Campus)

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Course summary

Become a creative, collaborative and reflective practitioner able to contribute and shape the present and future film, television and related industries. Why study BA (Hons) Film Production and Cinematography? This course, delivered at Wiltshire College & University Centre in Salisbury.

  • Produce individual and collaboratively authored work to industry standards
  • Gain a critical understanding of current issues and opportunities at the forefront of the film, television and related industries
  • Develop the intellectual tools and techniques required to deal with issues systematically and creatively
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals and academics who will help you develop the skills necessary to be successful in the competitive world of film and television
  • Follow in the footsteps of graduates who have gone on to work in various roles on high profile and prestigious productions such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Avengers: Endgame, Wonder Woman 1984.
Industry-standard equipment You’ll have access to broadcast digital cameras including the Sony FS7 and FS5, film cameras such as Arriflex and Bolex, nonlinear edit suites, Steenbeck editing tables, location lighting, dollies and track. Over the course of your studies, you will learn camera, lighting, directing, producing, production management, scriptwriting, editing and sound recording skills. As well as shooting on digital, there are also opportunities to shoot on 16mm and 35mm film. You will research film history and theory and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the contemporary film and television industry. Students say that the placement allows them to get a foot in the door and many return to do paid work after graduation. Students have completed placements on productions including Killing Eve, 1917, and Good Omens, and at companies such as Panavision, Disney and the BBC. Where to next? Many of our graduates have gone on to work in various roles on high profile and prestigious productions such as Tenet, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Mary Poppins Returns, Avengers: Endgame, Wonder Woman 1984, Call the Midwife, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Spectre, Paddington, Beauty and the Beast and Jurassic World: Dominion.


Screen Studies 1 | Professional Development Plan | Film Craft Principles | Production Principles | Creative Storytelling | Collaborative Project

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17800 Year 1
International £17800 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Film Production and Cinematography (Wiltshire College and University Centre, Salisbury Campus) at Bournemouth University - UCAS