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What makes Film Studies and Film Production at Worcester special?

Studying Film Production and Film Studies at Worcester offers you the opportunity to gain a deep understanding into popular movies, art cinema and experimental film alongside developing the creative ideas, concepts and practical skills required to create films yourself.

You can tailor your Film Production Studies to focus on your career specialism such as producing, directing, sound, cinematography post-production and visual effects. Film studies offer to take part in film festivals, film journalism, screenwriting and film reviewing. 

 

Overview

Overview

Key Features

  • Balance between contemporary and older films; British, Hollywood, and International cinemas.
  • Research-led teaching by internationally recognized experts in their fields.
  • Employability embedded across the course, offering students opportunities in a variety of career paths.
  • 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

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

For international entry, please contact our Admissions team, admissions@worc.ac.uk

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.

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
  • World Cinemas
  • Introduction to Film

Optional

  • Introduction to Experimental Film
  • Storytelling and The Screen
  • Directing Performance for the Screen
  • Truth Reality and the Documentary Film
  • Hollywood and Beyond
  • Superhero Films 
  • Introduction to Television Cultures
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Film Theory
  • Specialist production Skills

Optional 

  • Film Genre Study 
  • British Cinema
  • Film Cultures 
  • Authors & Authorship 
  • Work Project 
  • Beyond the Mainstream: Identity and Diversity in Film and TV
  • Single Camera Drama
  • Experimental Film Production
  • Factual Film
  • Music Video Production
  • Realism & Performance
  • Writing The Feature Film
  • Optional modules offered by the Language Centre

Year 3

Mandatory

 

  • Independent Study 

or

  • Final Production

Optional

  • Final Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Factual Film Production
  • Advance Specialism
  • Corporate or Commercial production
  • Group Film Production
  • Film & Folklore 
  • Film Reviewing 
  • Studies in Cult & Exploitation Cinema 
  • Making Monsters 
  • Cinema & Modern Life
  • Literature & Culture: International Exchanges 
  • Asian Cinema 
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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

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.

The two main forms of teaching on the Film Studies programme are the lecture and the seminar class. Lectures typically run 45-50 minutes each, and expose the student to a consistent argument constructed by the lecturer either introducing the student to key theoretical debates or applications of theory to a body of cinema texts. Seminars, which tend to be 2-hours in length, enable students to discuss the theoretical principles and applications made in the lecture. Seminars may feature small -group discussion, further application of theory to different films, or other research-led projects as befits the topic and the cohort of students. While lectures tend to be rather formal in structure and organisation, seminars can be more loosely structured and tailored to the specific students on a given module in any given year.  

Throughout Film Production component of 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 to formal teaching, 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 throughout the course.

 For full details on these courses please see the Single Honours pages for Film Studies BA (Hons) and Film Production BA (Hons)

 

Careers

Where could it take you?

The programme of study is designed around exposing students to a wide variety of employment options after a Film degree beyond being a filmmaker or reviewer specifically. This may include festivals, programming special seasons, curetting, audience research, marketing, and distribution & exhibition contexts. 

Typical career routes in the 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.

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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 2020/21 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 was £12,400 per year. Details of the 2020/21 fee will be available soon.

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 were £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module. Details of the 2020/21 fees will be available soon.

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 £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

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