Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production

Course summary

Why study Creative Film, TV and Digital Media Production at the University of Northampton? Creative Film, TV and Digital Media Production BA (Hons) covers hands-on production modules, including short film, TV studio broadcasting, documentary-making and creative video production. You will develop production skills in editing, directing, script writing, camerawork and sound. The course is designed to enable you to play a full role in the modern digital media world through the experience you will gain and the portfolio of work you will produce. The course develops independent and informed creative professionals and in your final year you can elect to set up as freelance creative, social enterprise or company through our ‘Working in the Creative Industries’ module, which aims to equip you for direct employment upon graduation. You will also have an opportunity to produce work for clients, undertake work experience, produce a major media project or develop a script for potential funding. Key highlights:

  • Tailor your degree to your individual needs and interests – from directing and script writing to music videos and studio producers.
  • Course accredited by JAMES.
  • Self-identified pathways.
  • Use broadcast recording equipment, studios and editing facilities while learning from practising industry professionals and researchers.
  • Masterclasses with industry practitioners.
  • Hands-on, practice-based study reinforced by media theory.
By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**.
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study. ✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See for more information ✱✱ eligibility criteria apply. See for more information


STAGE 1: • Single Camera Production (Compulsory) • Multi-Camera TV Studio Production (Compulsory) • Digital and Social Media Production (Compulsory) • Producing Television Drama (Compulsory) • Media and Creative Industries (Compulsory) • Writing the Media (Compulsory) STAGE 2: • Researching for Screen Media (Compulsory) • Creative Video (Compulsory) • Short Film Production (Compulsory) • TV Studio Broadcasting (Designated) • Documentary Video (Designated) • Advanced Production Techniques (Designated) • Scriptwriting 1 (Film) (Designated) • Scriptwriting 2 (TV) (Designated) • Screen Theory (Designated) • Gender, Race, Sexuality: Representing Identity in Contemporary Screen Media (Designated) • European Screens (Designated) OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR • The Placement Year Experience: Organisations in Context (WBL) (Designated) STAGE 3: • Community Impact Project (Compulsory) • Final Major Project (Compulsory) • Live TV Production (Designated) • Working in Creative Industries (Designated) • Advertising and Commercial Production (Designated) • Global Screens (Designated) • Cult Media (Designated) • Hollywood and Beyond (Designated) Module information is quoted for 23/24 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly. 24/25 entry modules will be released in June 2024.

Assessment method

The course is assessed in a number of ways: • Practical projects • Essays • Written assignments • Seminar presentations • Pitches • Examinations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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

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Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production at University of Northampton - UCAS