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Film Production and Cinematography (Wiltshire College and University Centre, Salisbury Campus) Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

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This course, delivered at Wiltshire College & University Centre in Salisbury, is perfect for anyone who wants to make films.

You’ll work on a range of productions including drama, documentary, music video and commercials developing key technical, creative and production skills. Taught by experienced industry professionals and academics, you’ll develop the skills needed to enter the competitive world of film and television.

You’ll have access to broadcast digital cameras including the Sony FS7, film cameras such as Arriflex and Bolex, nonlinear edit suites, Steenbeck editing tables, location lighting, dollies and track. Over the course of your studies, you will learn camera, lighting, directing, producing, production management, scriptwriting, editing and sound recording skills. As well as shooting on digital, there are also opportunities to shoot on 16mm and 35mm film. You’ll also deepen your knowledge of film history and theory, and begin to develop contacts in the industry.

Many students find the placement allows them to get their foot in the door and return to do paid work after graduation. Students have completed placements on Killing Eve, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Rook, and at Panavision, Disney and the BBC.

Many of our graduates have gone on to work on high profile and prestigious productions such as Mary Poppins, Death of Stalin, Dr Who, Red Joan, Slaughterhouse Rulez, Call the Midwife, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Spectre, Paddington, Beauty and the Beast, and Londongrad.

Course details

Modules

Media Concepts & Contexts | Collaborative Project | Introduction to Production Skills | Applied Production Skills | Professional Development | Media Theory | Research Methods | Film & Cinematography Project | Professional Studies | Concept Development | Graduate Project | Dissertation


How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 128 points 112-128 tariff points from 2 A levels or equivalent qualifcations
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 112 tariff points
Access to HE Diploma 112-128 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades
Scottish Higher 112 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 32 points
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 Level 3 National Extended Certificate (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 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 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
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.

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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,100 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

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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