Leeds Arts University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Filmmaking

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Course summary

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This course is hands on - you will write, plan and make films in the studio and on location; producing work amongst a community of filmmakers, and becoming immersed in the experience of making films. You work in production teams to produce a range of films, providing the professional experience and abilities to prepare you for work in the film and screen industries. There is a strong focus on production; supported by watching, investigating, analysing, critiquing and thinking about film in order to discover your own identity as a filmmaker. Working in small groups with other passionate filmmakers, you will take an active role in all stages of development and production, learning the skills of directing, producing, cinematography, sound, editing, production design and storytelling. Our students enjoy creative freedom and have the opportunity to pitch and initiate filmmaking projects across a wide range of productions, from fiction to documentary, advertising to music video. You will develop skills such as self-promotion, knowledge in finance and distribution, and learn to commercialise practical experiences and skills to successfully navigate the film industry. Learning and teaching is supported through filmmaking practice: in the studio, on location, in seminars and film screenings, production meetings and class discussions, industry talks and study trips including film festivals. Our students will bring with them an enthusiasm for film and screen, and a commitment to filmmaking. This is an intensive and challenging course where hard work is rewarded through your development as a filmmaker.

Course details

Modules

Year One — You’ll explore the role of the filmmaker and the process of filmmaking. This is supported by studio and location working on a number of film production tasks. You will work across a number of roles and gain hands-on experience in order to frame your understanding of the production process. You make films in small teams and as a class we watch our work in regular screenings with discussions. The focus of this year is on the craft and range of skills involved in the filmmaking process. This is placed into context with an introduction to film history, where you will watch, critique and discuss some of the great filmmakers, filmmaking movements and practices of the last century. Year Two — You will start to specialise and focus on areas of production, forming more specialist production teams to support full production cycles each semester. You will produce a wide and varied body of work across a number of options including fiction, documentary and advertising. Year Three — You consolidate the practices of the previous two years, with a focus on industry practice and the specialisation of skills. You will work on larger scale productions during this year and collaborate across a production team, but also across multi-disciplinary teams. In addition you will prepare a portfolio of your work, methods of distribution, screenings and workshops to help support your progression into industry.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W610
Institution code:
L28
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our undergraduate minimum requirements are: • 112 UCAS points from any combination of A Levels/ Extended Diploma/ Foundation Diploma. One qualification should be in a relevant subject. • BBC from 3 A Levels. • A minimum of Distinction and 2 Merits (DMM) from an Extended Diploma or a Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma. • 112 UCAS points from a recognised Access to Higher Education course specialising in art and design with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3. • All home applicants aged under 21 must have GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. EU applicants must have a recognised equivalent, and international students must have a minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5, with no individual component below 5.5. English You’ll need to have passed GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. For mature students, an Access to Higher Education qualification in art and design will also be acceptable to demonstrate English language ability. For mature students who are unable to provide formal evidence of an appropriate standard of English, the University may request completion of its own English proficiency test. Foundation Diploma If you’re studying an accredited Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, you’ll need a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points. This is collated from the Foundation Diploma plus your A level or Extended Diploma results. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 or above in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. Extended Diploma You’ll need a minimum of 1 Distinction and 2 Merits (DMM) from an Extended Diploma in a relevant subject or an overall Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. A-levels You’ll need 112 tariff points from your A level studies, typical grades required are BBC. One qualification should be in an art and design or related subject. You’ll also need a GCSE grade A*-C/grade 4 in English Language, English Literature or equivalent (see above), or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. Access to Higher Education You’ll need to have passed a recognised Access to Higher Education course specialising in art and design with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3. A combination of pass, merit and distinction to total 112 tariff points. Scottish Higher Leeds Arts University welcomes applicants with the BTEC/Scottish Higher National Certificate (HNC). Please contact the university to confirm the specific entry requirements for your chosen course.


Unistats information

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82%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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
International £15700 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Filmmaking at Leeds Arts University - UCAS