If you're currently studying or you hold a UK HND, foundation degree or a higher education diploma overseas, then this course gives you the opportunity to top-up your existing qualification to a full BA honours degree. You will benefit from professional guests in lectures, the chance to gain industry experience and the freedom to explore different areas of film and TV production in line with your interests and career goals.
Working in professional-standard film and TV studios, editing and grading suites, you will refine your existing skills through hands-on workshops on the technical aspects of moving image, screenwriting and creating short films and TV programmes. You will cover essential modules such as The Extended Essay and Screen Production and have the option to complete a work placement, preparing you for a successful graduate career.
The university’s annual Media Festival will give you the opportunity to meet and gain valuable insight from respected media practitioners. Previous guests have included BBC presenter, Sharron Davies; YouTube entrepreneurs from Yogscast; and TV writer and script editor, Keith Littler.
You'll have a mixture of practical projects, written coursework and portfolio assessment as well as the opportunity to complete a work placement.
You'll study a variety of modules from 'Intermediate VFX' to 'Scriptwriting'.
Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.
Tariff information for 2020 entry†
Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation degree.
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.
Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.
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|BA (Hons) - 1 year level 6 top-up||558L|
- film/TV producer
- film/TV director
- media researcher
- post-production editor
Students have completed work placements at The Guardian as well as National Lottery funded digital projects. Guest speakers at our annual Media Festival have included professionals from the British Board of Film Classification and Dreamworks, as well as BBC Director Alice Troughton.
"As a post-production editor you have to be both technical and creative, with a thorough understanding of television technology and working practices. You also need to be able to apply this knowledge in a creative and efficient manner. I’ve had plenty of practice at this, having spent most of my career with BBC TV working on programmes like Top of the Pops, Blue Peter, Allo Allo, Horizon, Children’s Hospital, Eastenders and Only Fools and Horses. I was also fortunate enough to work on Monty Python for a millennium special."
Tailor the course to suit you
This course has been designed to cover core modules but also allows you the freedom to explore different areas of film and television production through optional module choices. You can pursue subjects in film or television production that suit your interests, skills and career aspirations.
Be inspired by experienced media practitioners
Our close links with industry mean you'll have the opportunity to meet and learn from respected, well-connected media professionals. Guests at our annual Media School festival include Head of Digital for BBC Radio 2, Brett Spencer; Doctor Who director, Alice Troughton and BT Sport’s Social Media Content Editor, Leigh Moore.
Gain real-world experience through a work placement
You'll have the option to complete a work placement as part of this level 6 degree, giving you essential networking opportunities and real-world skills before graduation. Students have completed work placements at The Guardian as well as National Lottery funded digital projects.