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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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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 

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.

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   

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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

Optional

  • Origin and Function
  • Introduction to Animation: Human Locomotion
  • Introduction to Experimental Film
  • Introduction to Sound Design
  • Directing Performance for the Screen
  • Truth, Reality and the Documentary Film

Year 2

Mandatory

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

Optional

  • Introduction to CGI 1: Modelling & 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

 

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?

You will learn how to:

  • Generate and develop creative ideas.
  • Create and produce work across a range of genres.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively on a range of projects.
  • Develop the critical and analytical skills necessary to understand the theoretical concepts essential to the study of Digital Film Production.
  • Prepare yourself for the workplace through CV building, professional portfolio preparation, networking, shadowing industry contacts and work-based activities.

Teaching approach

  • Lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group and individual project work, presentations, learning journals, research based projects, interviews, shadowing, peer review, tutorials.
  • Teaching involves large and small group sessions and individual tutorials.
  • Sessions are a mixture of tutor-led, student-led and independent learning.
  • Learning opportunities enable active assimilation, application, questioning, debate, critical reflection and personal and peer evaluation.
  • Guest speakers and visits form part of the learning process.

Assessment

Continuous assessment; tutor-, self- and peer-assessment; reflective reports; practical work.

Assessment is student-centred with clear objectives. You will meet in learning teams and will keep a learning journal, enabling you to reflect on your learning and measure individual achievement. Each module has clear assessment and each major project is assessed by means of self-assessment, peer assessment and negotiation with your tutor. The Honours level Independent Study is, however, assessed by two tutors.

Meet the team

Here are a few of the current members of the department who 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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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2016 is £9,000 per year.

The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2017 will be no more than £9,250, subject to approval by Parliament.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard annual fee for full-time international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2016 is £11,400 per year.

Tuition fees for international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2017 will be confirmed soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on this course in 2016 are £1,125 per 15-credit module, £1,500 per 20 credit module and £2,250 per 30-credit module.

The standard fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on this course in 2017 will be no more than £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module, subject to approval by Parliament.

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.

Visit our Money Advice pages for information on how much you should budget for your 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, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £91 per week to the £149 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

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 Game Art Design BA - P57
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