University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film and Television (with integrated foundation year)

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Course summary

If you want to break into the film and TV industry, we can help. Our dynamic, practical course will immerse you in a diverse range of projects where you will develop high-level technical, creative & industry skills, plus the confidence to make the leap into the professional world. Course Overview The practical nature of our degree ensures you will develop a complete range of production skills covering all aspects of the Film and TV making process from idea to finished product. We will focus on developing your ‘voice’ as a creative. This is done through weekly practical tasks that build to a cohesive set of production skills. Together these will equip you with all you need to make great content and enhance your employability. Short films, multi-camera TV productions, documentaries, scriptwriting and experimental/music videos alongside regular workshops from professional practitioners will help you find your voice. Our production facilities and specialist staff provide all the tools and support you need to bring your creative ideas to life. Between them, our staff have over 20 years experience in this exhilarating and vibrant industry. Our students regularly win awards & attain festival success. What better way to kickstart a career in this exciting, vibrant industry. On this course you will...

  • Study within a safe, creative and vibrant environment that allows for individual approaches to filmmaking. There is an emphasis on practical learning with practical tasks and collaborative work.
  • Develop close but meaningful working relationships with industry partners and critical friends to enhance learning and experiences for our students.
  • Benefit from an flexible programme that reacts to industry/market needs when shaping the course.
  • Have access to industry-standard equipment with managed access to kits where individual personal projects are encouraged.
  • Prepare for the employment of tomorrow by learning future proof, broader skill-base, transferable skills and adaptation – Learners must show resilience, confidence, and ingenuity.
What you will learn This full time 4-year degree in film and TV production has been designed to ensure that you not only graduate with writing, shooting, and editing technical skills, but also as a creative practitioner with your own unique voice. Each year will build on the skills you developed in the previous year as you take on more challenging projects of bigger scale. Our foundation course will teach you the core academic skills you need to progress onto the full degree programme. We see your time with us as an opportunity to embark upon a voyage of discovery. One where you are given the freedom and confidence to discover yourself, who you are and who you wish to become. One where you are guided through and towards possibilities that you never even considered were even options for you. Whether that be in the creation of new ideas to developing a love for technical proficiencies. A discovery where you stand at the very centre of your education. Year One
  • Media in Context
  • Professional Practices
  • Media Narratives
  • Published Media Products
  • TV and Film Production
  • Student Initiated Photographic Project
Year Two
  • Media Craft Skills
  • Lens and Edit Craft
  • Cultural Contexts
  • Applied Storytelling
  • Collaborative Practice
Year Three
  • On Set
  • Scene Craft
  • Script and Narrative
  • Unscripted TV Idea and Concept
  • Professional Development
Year Four
  • Research Portfolio
  • Promotion and Pitch
  • Graduate Project
  • Festival and Exhibition

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P314
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Brampton Road
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
73%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6125 Year 1
Scotland £6125 Year 1
Wales £6125 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6125 Year 1
EU £6125 Year 1
International £8565 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Film and Television (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS