University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Production (Top-up)

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Course summary

Explore the most exciting and challenging areas of contemporary film and high-end TV-making on a course designed to get you noticed in an intensely competitive industry. If you aspire to make big-budget productions for cinemas or small-screen streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon, this course will suit you. You’ll need to be highly creative, passionate and dedicated. Why choose this course? You will be taught by tutors who are still successful in the film and TV industry today. They have worked on feature films, TV dramas, promotional videos and sports broadcasts. You’ll work with the best digital cameras, just like those used for Hollywood blockbusters and have the option to work with traditional celluloid film (35mm). Our film students have a track record of winning high-profile industry competitions, such as the Royal Television Society Awards and the NAHEMI Kodak Student Commercial Awards. There are also lots of opportunities to gain experience on real film and TV sets, plus we offer a career-making six-month placement with Malta Production Hub. Is this course for you? Through a blend of practical projects and more traditional teaching, you’ll develop the creative, technical and theoretical expertise needed to work within the moving image sector. We’ll cover these key areas:

  • Screenwriting and directing
  • Cinematography, sound and editing
  • Production, including 1st assistant directing
  • Film history and theory
  • Research skills
  • Employability skills.
We’ll also make sure you leave with a great understanding of the film and television industry so you know how to create products that get seen by an audience. Plus, you will develop the professional skills you’ll need to deal with clients, commercial briefs, audiences and markets. Careers This top-up course can prepare you for a range of specialist careers, in moving image production or in the wider creative industries. For example, graduates from our previous Film Production degree have gone on to work as:
  • technicians in sound, lighting and grips
  • production personnel such as production assistants and runners
  • independent personnel such as script writers, directors of photography, editors, art directors, cinematographers, animation specialists, producers and directors.
Find out more: https://www.derby.ac.uk/undergraduate/film-media-courses/film-high-end-television-production-ba-hons/

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W626
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants to this course will require some experience in academic writing and also independent film making.


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film Production (Top-up) at University of Derby - UCAS