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What makes Film Production at Worcester special?

This course embraces all areas of film production - from documentary and fiction, to artist's filmmaking and critical writing. We believe in learning through doing - so from the very beginning, you'll become part of a close-knit creative team, making films exactly as you would in the industry.

Digital technology has changed the way that film is conceived and produced. You’ll explore different techniques and establish yourself in a key specialist role, such as production design, visual effects, animation, directing, cinematography, editing or sound.

The experience of studying film with like-minded people in an arts environment will help to fuel your creativity and give you a wide network of invaluable contacts for your future career.

Key features

  • Build a strong portfolio of work that demonstrates the specialist skills and practical film making experience which employers really value
  • Study in our purpose-built Digital Arts Centre, which includes a video studio, sound studio, individual edit suites and high-spec computer labs with the latest image manipulation, editing and sound post-production software
  • Benefit from regular visits, guest lectures and feedback from top industry experts
  • Tailor your degree to your interests by studying Film Production in combination with a second subject, such as Film Studies, Screenwriting or Creative Writing
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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.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend for interview and to provide a portfolio for consideration 

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com

If you are an international student who does not have the relevant entry requirements for direct entry onto this course, our pathway courses at University of Worcester International College could be the right option for you and enable you to still graduate with this degree. To find out more visit the Art and Design & Creative Media pathway page.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Mandatory         

  • Crafting the Moving Image
  • Fiction: History and Production
  • Introduction to Experimental Film
  • Introduction to Sound Design

Optional

  • Origin and Function
  • Introduction to Animation: Human Locomotion
  • Directing Performance for the Screen
  • Truth, Reality and the Documentary Film
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Specialist Production Skills
  • Single Camera Drama
  • Experimental Film Production
  • Factual Film

Optional

  • Introduction to CGI 1: Modelling and Texturing
  • Introduction to CGI 2: Rigging and Animation
  • Creating Sound for the Moving Image
  • Multi Camera Studio Production
  • Motion Graphics and Design for Television and Cinema
  • Film Genre
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

 

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Final Project pre-production
  • Final Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Factual Film Production 

Optional

  • Advance Specialism
  • Extension Module
  • Corporate or Commercial production

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching and Learning

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.

Teaching

Throughout the course you will be taught through a variety of methods. These will focus around small informal lectures on a topic and then a viewing, discussion or practical exploration of the topic. As film making is at the heart of what we do we put film making at the core of as many sessions as possible so that you, the student, get as many hours behind the camera as possible.

In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least four occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.

There will also be master classes from industry professionals, screenings and trips to widen your learning through out the course.

Contact time

In a typical week you will have around 15-16 contact hours of teaching. The precise contact hours will depend on the optional modules selected and in the final year you will normally have slightly less contact time in order to do more independent study. Typically contact time will be structured around:

  • 8 hours of interactive workshops
  • 4 hours of (large group) lectures
  • 4 hours of seminars in groups of around 12 students

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 22 hours of personal self-study per week. Typically, this will involve completing online activities, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and online, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers. All of our full-time academic staff are Fellows of the HEA.

Our visiting tutors are all industry professionals who have directed feature films, music videos or worked at major broadcasters such as the BBC.

Assessment

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments.

Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include film production and presentation.

The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:

Year 1
0 formal examinations
2 essays
4 practical reports
2 individual or group presentations
4 film productions

Year 2
0 formal examinations
0 essays
4 practical reports
2 individual or group presentations
6 film productions

Year 3
Major independent study project of approx. 6000 words
0 formal examinations
0 essays
4 practical reports
3 film productions

Feedback

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate. Feedback from tutors and peers is available in every session where practical work is undertaken. Feedback is also available from your tutors via email, skype or in one to one tutorials.

We aim to provide feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

Meet the team

Here are a few members of the department who currently teach on this course:

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    Reuben Irving

    Reuben has worked as a freelance editor for over 10 years producing work for cinema, TV, web and mobile content, and live theatre/dance performance. His most recent project as editor was the feature film How To Be. He has always had an interest in experimenting with form, content and technology.

    Reuben was a Managing Director of Gorilla Cinema for five years. His work included production, sound recording, management of community arts projects, training and the design and management of a ground-breaking mobile solar-powered cinema.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Career Opportunities

Typical career routes into media 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. You may also wish to progress to postgraduate study.

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    News

    BFI London Film Festival

    Film Production students were lucky enough to get an advanced screening of Ghost Stories the new film from Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson at The London Film Festival on Friday 13th October. The directors were in attendance and stayed for a lengthy Q&A with the audience and University of Worcester students where they passed on their wisdom about film making in the UK. 

     

    The trip finished with a tour of the Reuben Library for final year students at BFI Southbank. 

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    News

    Documentary Perspectives

    Louis Price gave a fascinating talk on Tuesday as part of the Documentary Perspectives lecture series. He explained how he started his career as a filmmaker shooting behind the scenes videos for DVD extras, developed a feature documentary about Biba and built a documentary distribution company November Films on the back of the marketing and distribution of this film.

    He showed excerpts from his collaboration with Adam Curtis, MK Ultra, and his current project about the black country which is inspired by the work of  Austrian filmmakers like Michael Glawogger.

    Louis reminded students that the creative possibilities of documentary and the real opportunity to make films that can have global distribution straight out of university make it the most exciting area of filmmaking to engage with. Following the talk he spent several hours working with third year Documentary Production students discussing their proposed projects.
    The Documentary Perspectives season will run up until Christmas with regular Tuesday talks by a a diverse range of Documentary makers. Check the schedule. Everyone welcome.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2018/19 will be £12,100 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2018/19 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses. In addition, you will need to cover the cost of travelling to and from approved workplaces and placements in order to meet the requirement that you spend no fewer than 600 hours in practice over the duration of the course.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £98 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £159 per week.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Single Honours:
Film Production BA - W612 BA/DFP.

Joint Honours:
Animation and Film Production BA - W690
Creative Digital Media and Film Production BA - P393
Film Production and Film Studies BA - PW36
Film Production and Screenwriting BA - WW6V

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

W612

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk