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What makes Film Production and Screenwriting at Worcester special?

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 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.

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • 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
  • Become part of a vibrant creative community
  • Regular work experience and networking opportunities
  • Innovative approach, with modules on craft and voice, creativity and collaboration and professionalism and employment

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

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

Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1

Mandatory

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

Options

  • Introduction to Experimental Film
  • Introduction to Sound Design

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Specialist Production Skills
  • Scriptwriting: Concept Development and Realisation

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

Mandatory

  • Industry, Practices and Applications

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
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

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.

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

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Film Production and Screenwriting.

Careers

Where could it take you?

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.

"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.

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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 2019/20 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 2019/20 will be £12,400 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 2019/20 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.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

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 £102 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £165 per week (2019/20 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Film Production and Screenwriting BA (Hons) - 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

WW6V

Get in touch

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

Reuben Irving

Course leader

Sarah Evans

Course leader