Television & Film Production with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Television & Film Production with Professional Placement

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Course summary

Develop your unique craft in storytelling through television and short film production. The television and film production industry offers a world of creative potential. Here at Falmouth, you’ll develop your voice through moving-image storytelling, whether you aspire to create high-end drama with full-scale crews or ground-breaking documentaries, music videos, commercials or a whole new genre of your invention. This Television & Film Production degree is designed for those who love learning by doing. You’ll gain hands-on expertise in areas of filmmaking, including cinematography (camera and lighting), sound recording, audio post and editing. Additionally, you will develop skills in scriptwriting, producing, production design, post-production techniques, analysis, and critical thinking. These skills will be put into practice within a collaborative environment that mirrors a genuine production crew, empowering you to uncover your distinct creative vision and craft compelling, inspiring, and impactful content. You will: Learn from award-winning staff and industry experts. Recent masterclasses and visiting professionals include Distinguished Professor Mark Jenkin (Enys Men), graduate Daisy Allen (Camera Loader, No Time to Die), Tom Morgan (Head of Client Services at ENVY Post), Ben Coren (Development Executive at Film4), and Johnie Burn (sound design for Nope, Zone of Interest) Collaborate in teams to create original content while gaining hands-on experience in various production roles, including director, sound designer, script supervisor, or cinematographer. Have the opportunity to work in-house through our production centre, the Sound/Image Cinema Lab. Previous productions include Film4’s Enys Men (Mark Jenkin, 2023), Long Way Back (Simon Harvey, 2022) and Wilderness (Justin Doherty, 2021) Attend technical workshops, led by experienced professionals, offering training on specialist industry-standard equipment and software; such as technical and creative use of the camera and visual storytelling, sound design in Pro Tools, picture grading in DaVinci Resolve, and lighting techniques such as 3-point lighting. Study in a facility that’s part of the ENVY Academy for post production and CILECT, the global association of the world’s best film, television and animation schools – on a course accredited by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the screen industries This Television & Film Production degree is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.


Learning in our industry-standard Albert, AVID and ARRI accredited production and post-production facilities, you’ll grow your technical excellence and creative flare to produce moving image work with impact, relevance and reach. Working in teams that mirror professional production crews, you’ll learn how to create and negotiate with others in a collaborative environment that strives towards inclusivity and emotional intelligence. By the end of the degree, you’ll be able to walk on set with a clear understanding of set etiquette, key roles, and the process of making, with the skills play a valuable part in the production process. Year One In the first year of your degree, you will explore your place as a creative and critical practitioner and develop your creative voice and artistic expression through the crafts of screenwriting, cinematography (camera and lighting), sound (recording, design and audio-post) and post-production (editing and finishing). You will consider the background context and conventions of the television industry and how this will inform your own making. You’ll collaborate in small teams to produce documentary and drama outputs. You’ll take on key roles within a production crew, honing your communication and teamwork skills. Modules Discovery Backdrop First Positions Represent Year Two Building on the skills learnt in your first year, you’ll further develop your creative voice, specialist skills and your ability to collaborate effectively and sensitively. You will start to focus on particular areas of interest such as, cinematography, screenwriting, sound, producing, production design, and post-production. You’ll further develop your collaboration and teamworking skills by working in groups and filming on location to produce a number of original projects, such as short film, documentary, live-briefs and more. You will develop an understanding of the marketplace as a working professional and how to seek funding, find an audience, and build greater acclaim. You will also explore a research topic of your choice to develop into your third year. Modules Artistry Blue Skies Impact Inception Placement year You’ll be responsible for finding your own placement, with support from the Employability Team. Choosing this option will enhance your industry experience and skills while studying. How you’ll study during your placement year You’ll spend time working in a professional context, as part of a business or organisation. This can be in one role, or up to three, and must be for a minimum of 24 weeks. You’ll develop in-demand workplace skills, deepen your insight into industry and grow your network of contacts, all of which could help you get ahead in your career after graduation. Throughout this year, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that includes critical self-reflection on what has been learned from the experience. You’ll be required to evidence your experiences, the skills you’ve learned and your professional growth. Year Four In your final year, you’ll produce a unique research output and ambitious major project(s) in the roles that you’re most passionate about pursuing, such as screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound, 1st assistant directing, and production design. You’ll further develop your unique creative voice and be given the space to take risks and explore new territory in screen media. You will make multiple small projects in the first half of the year, building to one or more major projects in the second half. Throughout the year, you'll receive regular feedback through specialist sessions, guided supervision, and constructive live critiques. Modules Dare Realisation Showcase Futures The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed with practical and written coursework. There are no formal exams on the course. Assessment methods: • Portfolios • Filmed productions • Presentations • Essays • Video essays • Scripts • Preparatory work • Critical evaluation Work towards assessment takes place throughout the study block with submission deadlines towards the end of each term. You will receive feedback throughout each module via bookable tutorials and campfires, crit sessions and feedback tutorials which provide support and guidance leading up to assessment deadlines. Summative feedback will also be provided after each assessment deadline.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

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Television & Film Production with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS