University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film and Television

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Course summary

Want to break into the film and TV industry? Then this highly innovative and practical course will boost your quest. Many graduating students have scooped Royal Television Society Awards and gone straight into big production. The course will rapidly develop high-level technical, creative, and professional hands-on skills to produce quality films and television programmes. Every week you'll be out planning, shooting, or editing films and working on a wide range of projects - from commercials to documentaries; scripts to multi-camera productions; short films to music videos. Why Choose University of Cumbria The stunning landscape makes Cumbria a popular location for professional film and TV companies – in recent years it has hosted Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Snow White and the Huntsman, World War Z, The Avengers: Infinity War and Netflix series The Witcher. And, because of our great links with major film companies, students get the chance to work on large-scale professional productions, getting first-hand experience, which has led to work offers.

  • 75% of your learning will be in practical sessions, so you get every opportunity to create a brimming portfolio of quality work to present to a future employer
  • Our tutors come directly from the industry and bring with them the latest industry techniques, workflows and knowledge
  • Learn industry-specific processes to gain a solid and diverse skillset needed to enter the film and TV industry
  • Plenty of chance for you to be creative and develop your own style by exploring genre, story structure and studying film grammar
  • Visits from professional TV practitioners and filmmakers means you great the chance to make great industry contacts
  • Learn current professional practice and to operate the equipment used by industry professionals
  • Boost your future job prospects by learning entrepreneurial skills – how to market yourself, how to get your work seen and the skills you need for self--employment
  • Full access to up-to-date production facilities
  • Access to AV media resource areas housing all the technology you need to complete your film and television projects, including professional video-editing suites, cameras and sound recording equipment
  • Create a minimum of 10 portfolio-ready pieces of work you will be proud to present to employers
Our aim is 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.
  • Year 1 You are introduced to a broad range of skills which will benefit your future projects, including TV studio production, script-writing, lighting, camera operation, shot choice, composition, location sound recording, producing, directing and a host of other relevant skills and technique.
  • Year 2 You will start to specialise and build on your technical & creative skill set through a range of production and large scale projects, including advanced script-writing, TV production, cinematography, experimental film, documentary, and short film.
  • Year 3 All your acquired knowledge, creative technique, and skills will be focused on professional production, putting into practice all you have learned in the creation and exhibiting of award-winning, festival ready work.
Partners & Memberships
  • RTS Royal Television Society
Your Career with a Film and TV Degree We aim to see you become a highly proficient and career-ready practitioner, armed with an impressive portfolio of work to present to future employers and make you stand out from the crowd. Our track record speaks for itself: graduates have gone on to work for Disney, the BBC, ITV, Sky, Nickelodeon, Ridley Scott Associates and Pinewood Studios. So, if you want to kick-start your career in the film and TV industry, this course is for you.

Course details


Year one - Compulsory Modules: Film & Television Craft Skills, Television Studio Production 1, Film Production, Introduction to Script and Preproduction Techniques, The Institution of the Arts in our Time, Reflection/Review. Year two - Compulsory Modules: Understanding the Cultural Economy, Working in the Creative Industries. Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand): Documentary, Screen Writing, Short Film, Experimental Film and Video Art, Music Video, Television Commercials, Television Studio Production 2. Year three - Compulsory Modules: Media Arts Major Project, Film & Television Experimentation, Markets, Audiences & Exhibition, Theory & Research Methods in the Arts, Arts Dissertation.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

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