Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
You will be exposed to an exciting range of experiences within film culture, from industry practice through to experimental cinema. The course is designed to reflect the diversity that exists within film globally, exploring the topics that impact upon filmmakers and audiences across the world. Alongside film production, you’ll be exploring topics such as distribution, marketing, buying and fundraising for films. The course is designed to give you the opportunity to explore and experiment with different aspects of filmmaking, producing films individually and collaboratively throughout the duration of the course. Working alongside internationally recognised film lecturers and practitioners, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a way that industry rarely provides. You’ll have the option to complete either a four-week or minimum 30-week work placement during the course, working in a professional environment. Your placement experience will help to shape your appreciation of the industry, put theory into practice, provide a network of professional contacts, and enhance your CV – all essential for starting a career after graduation. Optional specialisms will allow you to study areas of particular interest in more detail while ensuring you have a solid base from which to build. You will graduate as an enterprising and entrepreneurial practitioner capable of working in today’s film industry as well as shaping its future. 100% of students felt the staff were good at explaining things and made the subject interesting, whilst 97% of students also reported that the course provided opportunities for them to explore ideas and concepts in depth (National Student Survey 2019).
Film Language | Understanding Experimental Film | The Film Industries | Principles of Storytelling | Creative Collaboration | Film Business | Film Story Structures | Production Management | Production Design | Directing | Camera & Lighting | Editing | Location & Post Sound | Entrepreneurship for the Creative Industries
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||104 tariff points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||28 - 31 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Our Clearing helpline is currently open Monday–Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Then the following times will apply: Thursday 13 August - 6:30am - 8:00pm, Friday 14 August - 8:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 15 August - 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday 16 August - 10:00am - 3:00pm, Monday 17 August onwards - 9:00am - 5:00pm.
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