Film Production (with Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

On this highly practical course, you study ‘hands on’ in our state-of-the-art studios, using a range of industry-standard camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment. At the end of your three years, you will be multi-skilled, industry-ready practitioner. Employability is a core feature of this course: it is our job to help you break into film and we work with you to develop industry links and find paid work or internships during your time with us. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • High-spec multi-camera studios.
  • Specialist make-up studios.
  • 3D green-screen room.
  • Digital video-editing suites including Adobe Creative Cloud software (Premier Pro).
  • Netflix-standard Sony FX6 cameras for broadcast-quality film and television content.
  • Sony FX3 Cinema Line camera with full-frame sensor and enhanced mobility for easy solo hand-held shooting.
  • Industry-standard sound and lighting equipment.
Your Student Experience
  • The course offers a unique 70/30 practice/theory balance.
  • Learn to use a variety of location cameras, lighting and sound equipment; gain skills in the post-production process with Adobe Premier Pro.
  • Learn from an academic team who are also TV and film industry professionals.
  • Take on live creative briefs through our links with the local film and TV community, including Luton Culture and Clearhead Productions.
  • Engage directly with the industry through networking events, guest talks and workshops with film professionals. Build your professional knowledge through field trips to notable film studios including Pinewood Studios, Sky and Molinare, the UK’s leading post-production supplier.
  • We bring the creative industries to you with regular opportunities to meet visiting, industry-active professionals. Past guest speakers include Jess Symons, MD at Ivy House Productions; Lorraine Heaton, Production Management, BBC Studios; and Tom Wall, TV producer for Channel 4, Channel 5 and Netflix.
  • Build your skills and experience through our industry links with organisations and companies such as the BBC, ITV, Monkey Kingdom, Zig Zag Productions, and the Berlin Shorts Festival.


Areas of study include:

  • Content and Creation
  • Exploring Film Practices
  • Film Production
  • Making Images
  • Making Sound
  • Reading the Screen
  • Becoming a Freelancer
  • Cinema and Narrative
  • Fiction Filmmaking
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
  • Writing for the Screen
  • Contemporary Practices
  • Post Production for Sound and Image
  • Research, Development and Industry
  • Major Project: Film
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Film Production (with Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS