Film Production (BA Hons)

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Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)

Campus

Park, Cheltenham

We're among the top 20 UK universities for film production and photography (Guardian University Guide 2020).

Learn how to make sophisticated industry and festival-relevant short films, while gaining a wide range of film making skills, for instance in cinematography, editing, producing and directing.

Making use of our dedicated film studio and wide ranging post production facilities, we’ll develop your individual creativity while also preparing you for professional work in the industry after you graduate.

Films by our students and graduates have enjoyed successes in the film industry worldwide, including a Sundance Ignite Fellowship, Official Selection at SXSW, London Short Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Aesthetica, Final Girls, Encounters and Underwire Festivals.

We have won awards at the BFI New Talent Awards, and in 2018 we won the NAHEMI award for best undergraduate film, and in 2019 we won the NAHEMI award for best overall creative film, as well as the Royal Television Society award for best comedy and best production design for 'Delicious Love'.

The skills you gain studying with us, will be put into practice on work placements at companies such as, Films at 59, Working Title, BBC Bristol and Wounded Buffalo.

We also run regular trips to festivals in the UK and Europe. These include Encounters Bristol, IDFA Amsterdam, and the Berlinale, Germany.

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Study style

Film Production is a primarily practical course where you will be 'in production' on at least one film at all times. Regardless of previous experience, you will start by learning each aspect of filmmaking in detail before gradually specialising more and following specific pathways.

As well as feedback from our lecturers, there are plenty of opportunities to work with mentors who are currently active in the film and television industry. All of our lecturers continue to work professionally, giving you a unique and real-time view of what’s happening in the industry as it happens.

Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Cult Film and Television' to 'Sound Aesthetics'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

Because we want to offer this course to creative students with talent and potential (and because we know that exam grades don't always tell the whole story), we make offers following an interview instead of using tariff points.

You will need to have, or be studying for, a NQF level 3 qualification – that's A-level/BTEC/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent.

Once you apply, we will invite you to interview so we can decide whether to make you an offer.

Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeP313

Careers

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Director of Photography
  • Producer / Head of Production
  • 1st Assistant Director
  • Production Designer
  • Script Writer
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Sound Recording / Design Engineer

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Student Focus

Lewis Arnold

Since leaving the University of Gloucestershire, I’ve worked on episodes of Misfits, Banana and Humans for Channel 4. I’ve also recently been directing Broadchurch and Cleaning Up for ITV.

The short film we made in our final year, Long-Standing, was a real labour of love. We won the BUFVC’s Learning on Screen Awards 'Student Prize' for it. I did work experience for BAFTA winning director, Michael Baig-Clifford. We got funding through the UKFC and Screen WM to make short films, Spirited and Stained, which both won awards.

Industry links

Learn professional skills in all aspects of film production from active filmmakers and inspirational guest speakers from big industry names. This course is accredited by Creative Screenskills, who work with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom and is reviewed annually.

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Staff Profile

Lindsey Dryden

I am a Director, Creative Producer and Exec Producer, who specialises in intimate and surprising stories, often about the body, music or art. I've produced and directed shorts and features that have won at Sundance and the Webbys, been shortlisted for Oscar nomination, and broadcast on Netflix, PBS, BBC and others.

Students in film studio

Develop professional skills on industry placements

Develop a wide range of professional skills in post-production, cinematography, sound design and directing which you can put into practice through your work placement. Recent opportunities include prestigious companies like ARRI, Channel 4, Cheltenham Festivals, De Lane Lea, Molinare Post, MCN Productions, Raindance and Warner Brothers, to name but a few.

Guest Lecturer Ben Smithard

Gain insight from inspiring guest speakers

Our guest lecture series runs throughout the year and includes both world-class industry professionals and graduates from our active alumni network. Recent speakers include: BAFTA-winning Producer Afolabi Kuti (Home), BFI and Underwire Programmer Anna Bogutskaya, Actor and Director Jake Graf (Colette), UoG Film Production Patron and Cinematographer Ben Smithard (pictured with Amma Asante), Writer and Director Trix Worrell (Desmond's, Porkpie), Art Director Sarah Hauldren (Evita), Production Designer Sarah Beaman (Holby City, Eastenders, Estranged), Colourist Luke Rainey (Band of Brothers), VFX Artist Simon Haslett (Harry Potter, Titanic) Director and Film Production alum Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch, Misfits, Banana).

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Learn from professional filmmakers

Our teaching staff are all industry professionals and active film makers.

Their work has been screened on television, Netflix, and at film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Clermont Ferrand, Raindance, Encounters Film Festival, SEIFF Korea and Syracuse International NY. The team includes BAFTA winners and nominees, Emmy winners and Sundance Film Festival award winners.

School of Media

Our School of Media provides industry-standard, specialist facilities so you can develop your creative talent. Our studios and production spaces are an exciting place to work together with students from different subjects on creative projects.

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