Digital Film Production and Screenwriting at University of Chichester - UCAS

Course summary

Our highly-practical BA (Hons) Digital Film Production and Screenwriting degree develops your theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and provides you with industry experience as you study a course driven by storytelling and on-set practice. Underpinned and driven by on-set practice, you will be involved in everything from developing the creative brief, to writing, shooting, and editing real-time projects with our team of professional directors, producers, animators, and screenwriters. Consider real world issues such as audience needs and effective team working whilst engaged on production activity that emulates professional practices. This may include working with actors or pitching project ideas to a panel of tutors and filmmakers. Students also regularly have the opportunity to contribute to production based staff research projects and multi-camera live event filming. Students can also engage with relevant contemporary practice through annual attendance at the ‘Encounters’ short film festival. Taught by industry professionals, with guest lecturers and visitors, this degree offers you continual opportunity to engage with current figures in the field of screenwriting. The degree is designed to support you to find your voice and develop the confidence to display your best stories and ideas, as well as the skill and determination to succeed in a competitive but rewarding industry.


Year One In your first year, you will gain a solid groundwork of functional, technical, and contextual knowledge of digital film production, as well as begin to develop your core screenwriting skills and apply them to short film frameworks. Year Two Your second year introduces you to wider digital film productions aspects, as you learn to apply your newly-acquired knowledge and skills to practical film projects and contexts. You will also look to apply your development as a screenwriter to wider genres, styles, and forms, as you learn to create iconic and memorable characters for the screen. Year Three In your third year, you will work towards your final major project, which acts as the culmination of your degree. This could take the form of a final creative portfolio of film and script work. In addition, you will look to develop your employability skills as you develop an online portfolio of work, learn the business of film production, and engage with the industry through film festivals and other professional events.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a range of assignments, including: -Essays -Examinations -Project work -Presentations -Seminar discussions

How to apply

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Bognor Regis Campus, University of Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Digital Film Production and Screenwriting at University of Chichester - UCAS