Film Production Technology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

This course will equip you with the skills required to work across a variety of technical roles within the film production process, giving you breadth of experience, but also the opportunity to develop a specific area of expertise. Throughout this film production degree you’ll learn the skills needed to work in a variety of technical roles within the film production process. You can also expect to gather a wide range of experience whilst developing a specific area of expertise and develop a strong portfolio of work, tailored to your career aspirations. All students on the film production degree have the opportunity to take part in Industry Week and learn from industry professionals. By the end of the course you’ll have a strong portfolio of film work, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your career in the film industry. On this course you'll study at our brand new film & TV centre Space2; Industry-standard cameras A 25 seat media production lab running Avid and Adobe Creative Cloud A 25 seat screening room with Dolby Atmos audio facilities A 37m2 Green Screen VFX studio with VFX infinity curve screen A 144m2 studio space with industry-standard digital video cameras and full lighting rig Industry spec production gallery with 4k production facilities


Year 1 Audio-Visual Film Technologies (20 Credit Points) This is your introduction to a range of equipment used on a film set. Develop the skills and understanding required for camera operation, audio acquisition and lighting techniques for film. Examine the scientific principles behind the skills that inform the film-maker’s ability to achieve a cinematic quality product when using lighting, audio and camera technologies. The Evolution of Film Technology (20 Credit Points) Study the historical development of film technology and assess the impact technological change has had on the industry. You’ll be given the opportunity to investigate a range of film examples, past and present, in order to assess the impact technology has had, and continues to have, on changes in film production and distribution. Film Project Management (20 Credit Points) You’ll develop your ability to project manage the technical requirements of a film shoot. You’ll learn how to break down a script in terms of its technical requirements, whilst also learning about the different stages of project management in preparation for location filming – including location scouting, risk assessments, kit specifications, crewing, budgeting and scheduling. Applied Film Technologies (20 Credit Points) You’ll work collaboratively as a part of a production team on a film set. As part of the team, you’ll be expected to demonstrate your proficiency working with a particular piece of hardware in a particular discipline. Post-Production Technology for Film (40 Credit Points) You’ll learn how to use post-production software for both visual and audio. You’ll develop an understanding of the technologies involved and impact on the creative process. You’ll gain experience and understand the relationships between different software, developing skills that will enable you to apply post-production theory in a practical way. Year 2 Advanced Film Technologies (20 Credit Points) This is your introduction to the technical specifications and requirements of a range of complex film grip equipment. You’ll learn to operate equipment whilst also investigating the scientific principles surrounding camera and lighting technologies when shooting for visual effects content. You’ll plan and shoot a technically-complex sequence using appropriate specialist equipment. Short Film Development (20 Credit Points) During this module, you’ll research markets, festivals and competitions to inform the development and production of your own short film. Working under the guidance of an industry partner, you’ll undertake the pre-production of your own short film. You’ll be expected to make appropriate judgements in the planning of your production and demonstrate the ability to problem-solve. Short Film Production (20 Credit Points) You’ll produce a short film aimed at a film festival or competition. You’ll learn how to work in film production environments working to the necessary health and safety regulations. You’ll also develop your production management skills, learning to effectively manage workflow and processes in the successful delivery of your own short film. Industry Practice (20 Credit Points) During this module you will undertake appropriate self-directed projects, working collaboratively on creative work, allowing you to directly apply the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme in the context of the workplace. This module aims to develop your overall professionalism and provide you with the knowledge and resources to begin a career in the creative industries. Advanced Post-Production Technology for Film (40 Credit Points) Within this module students will develop more advanced skills in the areas of post-production for film. This will involve visual effects, colour correction and picture grading for film post-production; and dubbing, mixing, ADR and Foley for audio post-production.

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is not eligible for International Students who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 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 .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

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Film Production Technology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS