University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Film and Screen Media (Top-Up)

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Course summary

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Our BA (Hons) top up year is practitioner focused and its key ethos is preparing you for a variety of roles within the film and media industries. A key focus is preparing you to take on a variety of traditional roles ranging from camera operator, editor, director, producer to more independent roles as a multi-skilled and adaptable freelancer. This includes the roles already mentioned but wider roles such as video artist, motion designer, social documentarist. The way that we consume film and screen media is ever-changing. The production, content and distribution of film and screen industry is developing alongside advancing technologies in an increasingly networked culture. Film and Screen Media BA (Hons) top up has a strong focus on developing your skills to prepare you for this constantly evolving industry. The course looks beyond traditional roots into industry and promotes students to develop their own visual style which can lead to a variety of options after graduation. With a strong emphasis on freelance and skills and personal responses to moving image narratives our students develop flexible and adaptable approaches to film and screen media. The three strands of the course are filmmaking, motion design/visual effects and screen practices. At this stage in the student career there is more focus directed to a chosen career path. However, we also encourage students to still experiment and push their film and screen practice forward in a creative and professional manner. Taught elements in the top up year cover a range of advanced sessions on film and moving image techniques, motion graphics and digital effects, 360° camera narrative workflow and working professionally as a freelancer. Along with skills in enterprise and employability relevant to the sector students will be more confident moving into industry employment while promoting you to see moving image through a different lens. You will be continually challenged and encouraged to pursue not only your career path but to explore your own unique style of visual language creation. All modules allow you to produce a professional portfolio of high quality work. Which can be used to showcase a range of creative skills and aptitudes to help you move into the film and screen industries

Course details


Modules may include: Major Project Research Project Live Client Brief Professional Portfolio

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including: practical tasks, portfolios, collaborative moving image projects, industry briefs research projects, case studies and presentations.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF245
Institution code L21
Campus nameQuarry Hill Campus
Campus codeQ

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

A typical offer is likely to be: Foundation Degree - with an overall Pass grade or HND - with an overall Pass grade GCSEs - a number of GCSE grades at C or above including English. All students are to present a portfolio of artwork and supporting academic text which is disclosed during an interview or correspondence for distance applicants. International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a recognised level 2 English qualification. All students must be able to demonstrate either by qualifications or testing that they have the required literacy skills to complete the course. Offers are made subject to reference.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Film and Screen Media (Top-Up) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS