Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film, Television and Digital Production (Professional Placement Year)

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Course summary

This is the 4-year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. A practice based course which helps you develop your craft of storytelling, studio production and film making

  • Excellent film and TV facilities.
  • Taught by staff with industry experience.
  • Opportunity for cross community collaboration with other students, for example scriptwriting and drama students.
Supported by Pinewood Studios Group, this hands-on course in film, television and digital production will give you the skills that successful film and television professionals need. You’ll learn how to design and create film and television content and formats. We’ll immerse you in film and TV practice and theory, teaching you how to apply a variety of crafts and digital technologies. In the first two years, you’ll gain grounding in the core elements relating to film and television production. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise, developing an individualised programme of work tailored to your interests. You’ll develop practical and creative projects highlighting your technical and craft skills. Alongside this you’ll demonstrate critical and theoretical understanding. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to work on group and individual projects, developing your skills and creative ideas. You’ll develop skills for working life, such as decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts, working in groups, analysing data, and making use of technical and creative resources. You’ll become a socially engaged global citizen, with intercultural and global understandings and perspectives, and an awareness of innovation and social entrepreneurship. More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Course details

Modules

In Year 1 you’ll study single camera production and TV studio production. In addition you’ll engage in some contextual work, for example film and TV theory and formats. Year 2 will see you continue your work in single camera production and advanced TV production, along with specialist modules in digital effects. Again you’ll study context in areas such as scriptwriting, popular cinema and world cinema. Finally, Year 3 will be project led, with the opportunity to engage in collaborative productions, professional practice, advanced post-production and complete and individualised practice-based project. In these projects you’ll benefit from close staff supervision. For more information please refer to our website.

Assessment method

Assessment is through coursework. This will be a combination of project and group work, practice-based portfolios, seminar presentations and individual essays.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
38V5
Institution code:
B20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
88%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Film, Television and Digital Production (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS