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Film Production and Screenwriting BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Creative teaching by academics and industry professionals, incorporating guest lectures, Skype discussion and other forms of involvement from high-level professionals in radio, TV and film
  • High academic standards with an emphasis on critical evaluation, research skills and reflective practice
  • The course offers high quality, well-resourced specialist learning and teaching facilities, and a rounded education with the opportunity to specialise
  • You will be part of a vibrant creative community including active screen production and film appreciation societies run by our students
  • Regular opportunities for gaining work experience and networking opportunities including work with outside organisations, independent producers, industry visits, film festivals and opportunities to study abroad
  • Innovative approach, with modules on craft and voice, creativity and collaboration and professionalism and employment


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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Film Production and Screenwriting.

I’m really thrilled by all of the opportunities I have had whilst studying, I couldn’t be more set for the industry; I’ve had experience on professional film sets, offers from London film companies and my debut film has so far been really successful.

Eleanor Smart, Film Production Joint Honours graduate.

In today’s world of multimedia communication, film makers and screenwriters work together in an unprecedented variety of contexts. To study Film Production and Screenwriting as a joint honours degree is therefore full of possibility and could lead to an innovative, interdisciplinary final year project that draws all your interests together.  Both subject areas nurture your creative development alongside craft and digital skills that are highly prized by 21st century employers.

Film Production offers opportunities to explore a broad range of film forms and cultures, including fiction and documentary forms and commercial and experimental production. You can specialise as you progress through the course and, if you wish, tailor your studies to focus on career specialisms including producing, directing, sound, cinematography, post-production, and visual effects. The craft skills of production are integral to your learning throughout and you are encouraged to experiment and explore your talents towards developing your own creative ‘voice’. Film Production is characterised by its practical approach to learning (you learn through making), by the value that it places on nurturing creative individuality and by its encouragement of a critically reflective approach.

Screenwriting nurtures your love of story and aims to develop your skills as a writer and media practitioner for the 21st century. It provides creative, challenging approaches to writing for the screen and performance – from initial conception to production. You are taught by lecturers with both academic and professional, industry backgrounds who are well placed to offer you expert advice and to support your development of original writing. The course provides you with many opportunities to network with industry contacts, supporting your developing understanding of how your writing skills are transferable to employment within the media industries. Scheduled visitors in 2014/15 include writers for Holby City, Hollyoaks and Moving On and development executives from the makers of TV shows including Gavin and Stacey, The Royle Family and Philomena. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things; Eastern Promises; Peaky Blinders) will be providing individual script feedback to the winner of The Steven Knight Award for Best Screenplay, awarded exclusively to one of Worcester’s final year Screenwriting students.

You will be able to realise your work in production, making use of the University’s Drama Studios and its Digital Arts Centre. The Centre includes individual edit suites with surround sound editing, a newly refurbished multi-camera TV studio, a sound recording studio and several mac computer suites with a full range of professional image manipulation, editing and sound post-production software.

Film Production and Screenwriting is led and taught by experienced film makers and screenwriters, industry practitioners and academics, and student performance is assessed entirely by course work. Studying these subject areas in combination could be right for you if your creative interests span working in moving image and other media contexts, and if your curiosity is fired by the creative possibilities of 21st century communication.

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Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

 


Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Reuben Irving 
Course Leader, Film Production
01905 855295
r.irving@worc.ac.uk   

Sarah Evans
Course Leader, Screenwriting
01905 855298
sarah.evans@worc.ac.uk

Admissions Office
01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Crafting the Moving Image
Fiction: History and Production
Scriptwriting: Ideas and Development
Story Design and Analysis

 


Module options:

Introduction to Experimental Film
Introduction to Sound Design


Year 2

Core modules:

Specialist Production Skills
Scriptwriting: Concept Development and Realisation

 


Module options:

Single Camera Drama
Experimental Film Production
Factual Film
Screen Adaptation
Writing the Feature Film
Screening the Nation: Continuity and Change in British TV


Year 3

Core modules:

Industry, Practices and Applications

 


Module options:

Final Project Pre-production
Final Production
Professional Practice
Factual Film Production
Corporate or Commercial production
Independent Study
Screenwriting: Final Project
Scriptwriting Extension Module
Radio and Television Comedy


Employability

Employability

Typical career routes into media from Film Production include employment in production companies working in TV, film or commercial production, further specialised training in a specific industry-related job role, working as a freelancer, or setting up your own small business. Our multi-strand course gives you the opportunity to take your study in a particular direction and/or to achieve a portfolio of skills and knowledge that is attractive to potential employers and clients. The array of transferable skills associated with the subject ensures that graduates are well qualified for a range of alternative career paths.

The opportunity to be introduced to current industry contacts in Screenwriting is an essential element of the progression of your work across the three years, giving you a unique insight into how your skills can transfer into employment within the media industry. There are many career path options including working in the digital arts industries, in film and television and arts organisations, and taking up university and school teaching or postgraduate academic and creative writing courses. You may also wish to progress to postgraduate study.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

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