Film Production at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to bring stories to life on screen? BA (Hons) Film Production is your gateway to a career in the film industry. developing your skills and knowledge of how films go from concept to screen. Explore every aspect of film production, from scriptwriting and directing to post-production techniques. You will spend the majority of your time studying at our High Wycombe Campus to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to seamlessly transition from university into employment. You may also have the opportunity to study at our teaching base at Pinewood Studios, putting you right in the heart of this world famous creative hub. Throughout your studies, you’ll actively engage in real-world projects. From short films to documentary segments, you’ll be hands-on with cameras, lighting equipment, and sound gear. This practical experience hones your technical skills and prepares you for the dynamic challenges of the industry. Explore your artistic vision and experiment with different genres. Whether you’re passionate about documentaries, narrative films, or experimental cinema, BNU encourages creativity and allows you to express your unique voice. You’ll be taught by both talented academics and experienced industry professionals Many of our lecturers have written and produced award-winning films and TV shows and can share their valuable industry insights. While studying BA Film Production you’ll be connected with industry professionals, guest speakers, and our alumni network. You can get involved in networking events, workshops, and collaborations which provide a platform for you to build valuable relationships and open doors for future projects. This course has a shared first year across multiple specialisms. After your first year, if you want to study a different specialism you can choose to change between BA (Hons) Film Production and BA (Hons) Film & Television Production. What will I study We’ll start the course by exploring the key theories and skills you need to analyse and deconstruct films. You’ll look at Hollywood cinema, documentaries, independent and art cinema, and more, as well as the impact of streaming. During your time at BNU, you’ll explore the ins and outs of the industry. You'll study virtual production, advanced technical skills, American cinema and directing skills, including the use of specialist cameras. You'll develop production and screenwriting research skills, as well as studying how to develop projects (through pre-production, production and post) in industry contexts. Covering everything from fiction and documentary production and news gathering to music videos and external client filming. You'll also have opportunities to create a showreel. We’ll help you understand the complexities of visual storytelling with specialist modules on film forma and storyboarding. You’ll cover camera, lighting, sound, editing and all elements of planning and pre-production, bringing them together to produce a range of fiction and non-fiction films. You'll also benefit from filming weeks and filming live events, all of these have different demands and require flexible and organised thinking. This degree is also offered as a four-year course, with an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate programme. What facilities can I use? You will be studying at both our High Wycombe Campus and at our base at Pinewood Studios throughout the course. At both locations you will find state-of-the-art film equipment. Check out our impressive facilities that we have on campus. They include video studios, editing suites and an outside broadcasting unit. Full details are on our website:


Year one Core Production Skills with Analysis 1 Production Skills with Analysis 2 Filmmaking 1 Filmmaking 2 Filmmaking 3 Opportunity modules 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Advanced Technical and Production Skills Film: Advanced Technical Skills with Virtual Production The City in American Cinema Optional Art Film and Music Video Client Video Production Advanced Screenwriting and Pitching Virtual Film Production Location Sound and Audio Post-Production Year Three Core Creative Skills with Applied Virtual Production Independent Production Project Independent Script Project Industry Practice Research Project Optional Individual Microfilm and Creative Group Production Film Directing and Producing Non-Fiction and Factual Storytelling Professional Preparation World Cinema: Styles and Identities

Assessment method

A hand-picked team of experienced professionals are eager to pass on their expertise to the next generation of budding filmmakers and will share insider knowledge throughout the course. The course team have a range of experience in the film and television industry. We teach in professional standard recording and filmmaking facilities. As well as lectures, we have professional masterclasses, guest speakers, and work experience opportunities designed to prepare you for a career in film and television. Throughout your time studying you will be assessed in a range of different ways, including: *essays where you will be required to present research material in specific subjects and edit it to fit desired outcomes as well as write in depth about particular topics *reports where you will be encouraged to document your entire learning progress throughout the degree *portfolio which is an essential part of the course in order to present yourself visually to prospective employers. You will be taught on the different processes involved in producing industry-standard portfolio and assessed on the outcomes *practical skills which is one of the most important elements of the degree and you will be assessed on the quality of your finished pieces throughout the course.

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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

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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Film Production at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS