Film and Television (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS

University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film and Television (with integrated foundation year)

Course summary

If you want to break into the film and TV industry, we can help. Our dynamic, practical film and television course with an integrated foundation year will immerse you in a diverse range of projects where you will develop high-level technical, creative and industry skills, plus the confidence to make the leap into the professional world. Course Overview The practical nature of our film and television 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. This will help prepare you to become a filmmaker, scriptwriter or TV producer. Throughout this BA (Hons) Film and Television with an Integrated Foundation Year, 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 in film and television. 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 and attain festival success. What better way is there to kickstart a career in film and TV? 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 a 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

How to apply

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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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13575 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

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit 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