Film, Business and Promotion Birmingham City University

Undergraduate

This BA Film Business and Promotion degree prepares you for the business realities of film distribution and consumption in today’s rapidly evolving global film marketplace. You will learn about film distribution, film marketing, film finance and film sales practices, helping you to launch a career in a sub-sector employing 30%* of all film industry professionals in the UK (*BFI’s Statistical Year Book 2017, Employment in the Film Industry).

This course is part of Birmingham City University’s Film Futures suite, designed with industry to reflect the growing need for entrepreneurial, business-savvy film graduates for roles within the film industry around film distribution, marketing, financing and sales.

Reflecting the international nature of the film industry the course will take a worldwide perspective from the outset, looking at the international marketplace, differing international audience trends and how the industry works globally, domestically in the US, and independently in the UK.

How you will learn:

Film specific modules will provide you with a thorough grounding in theory, research practices and the current and emerging industry landscape - You will view the film business from the differing perspectives of key professionals operating in the sector, looking at film industry structure, how money flows and films are financed, to the challenge of bringing desirable film products to market and engaging audiences.

You will participate in lectures, seminars, workshops and film screenings requiring you to interact with your peers, tutors and industry. Practitioners and professional academics with proven experience will teach you.

Your passion for film will be nurtured, as you are encouraged to view and interact with a diverse array of film titles encouraging appreciation of film history, culture, the scope of the international market and trends in consumer tastes and viewing habits.

Practical Application:

Along the way, you’ll build a tangible ‘portfolio of practice’ showcasing your work and proving your professionalism; assignments reflect real-world practices and are designed to develop the critical and strategic thinking skills necessary to exploit opportunity in the sector.

Project Experience:

In addition to studying your specialism you’ll be working in collaboration with your peers, who’ve chosen to specialise in fast-track degrees around the digital marketing, digital art, and video games industries. You’ll work together with expert professionals and tutors on shared projects to develop, make and deliver tangible media solutions to live briefs.

Why choose us:

Business-focused film course
Opportunity to secure a BA (Hons) degree in only two years.
The course has been developed with industry to ensure it provides the skills and knowledge needed to work in the film business in the UK and overseas.
Teaching is delivered by industry practitioners and experienced academics
No exams! Coursework assignments that reflect industry practice.
Dedicated studio and state-of-the-art resources.
Laptop supplied for the duration of the course.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    University House

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code P3N9
Institution code B25
Campus name University House
Campus code S

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points GCSE grade 4 GCSE English Language and Maths
Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered.
Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
A level B B B A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

Subjects Excluded: General Studies and Critical Thinking
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Pass overall with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2, including merit or higher in 20 credits at Level 3
Information, Communication Technology and Business subjects preferred but other subjects also considered.
GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be included
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBBCC) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
AS A A - E E Must be in different subjects to the A levels (and only if applicant is holding at least two A levels).
Extended Project Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for.
Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade 4 GCSE English Language and Maths
Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered.
Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.
HNC (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile, must be in a related subject.
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile, must be in a related subject.
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Obtain a minimum of 30 points overall. For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted.For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Group B - Grade 5 or above from the IB will be accepted.

Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they achieve a total of 15 points or above from three Higher Level subjects alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 120 UCAS Tariff Points.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in order to achieve 120 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Must be offered along with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma combination with a total of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with A-levels or BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with A-levels or BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with A-levels or BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.