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What makes Television with Film Production at the University of Worcester special?*

This course has been specifically designed for those wishing build a career in the expansive and creative field of television and film making.

The emphasis of the course is on the creation of new work from early ideas to production. You will learn though practice and engage with programme design, concept and ideas development, film making, Studio production and Broadcast television. You will experience contemporary film and television within a wider media context including the artistic and ethical considerations faced as a programme and film maker.

The course opens up a number of opportunities and the final year is focussed on progression to the next stage of your chosen career pathway. You will have the opportunity to embark on a number of production projects and connect with the industry for example through entering your work for the Royal Television Society Awards, which is a gala event attracting key industry professionals from the world of film and television or, should you prefer, you could progress onto a more academic career path via Masters and PhD in related subject areas.

* Launching in September 2020. Subject to approval

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • Learning through practice
  • Learning through a range of different disciplines
  • Industry focused but also dedicated to developing transferable skills
  • Excellence in teaching using interactive and engaging methods with academic tutoring to support your personal and professional development as a reflective student
  • Modules that encourage entry into the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards
  • The opportunity to engage in ‘real world’ assignments like outside sports broadcasting
  • The opportunity to study with both academics and industry professionals
  • A grounding in and knowledge of the contemporary British film and television industry
  • Opportunity to study abroad
Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

104
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

4 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above and a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications such as BTEC National Diploma.

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?

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

  • Television: Production and Form
  • Post 1960s Film and Television
  • Truth, Reality and the Documentary Film
  • Crafting the Moving Image
  • Scriptwriting: Ideas and Development

Year 2

Mandatory

  • TV Scriptwriting: Concept and Development
  • Producing TV Genres
  • Realism and Performance

Optional

  • Sports Journalism
  • Digital Reporting Techniques
  • Music Video Production
  • Factual Film

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Independent Study
  • Final TV Project
  • Contemporary Media Industries

Optional

  • Radio and Television Comedy
  • Live Television News Production
  • Broadcast Research Skills
  • RTS Awards Module
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Factual Film Production
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

We enable you 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

Television and Film Production is an exciting mix of disciplines and each is underpinned by a solid teaching practice. The course favours teaching trough practice but you will also benefit from a variety of learning environments, from lectures to discursive seminars, from practical exercises to independent projects. The lecturers and technicians are dedicated to supporting you to make your ideas and concepts a reality.

The teaching is informed by research and professional practice and you will be encouraged to become involved in the work being carried out by your lecturers. Television and Film Production will also introduce you to current professionals and those who work in the industry.

Some of the modules (such as the third year RTS Awards module) will involve involvement with outside bodies such as the Royal Television Society. This extends the relevance of the learning beyond the classroom and into the industry itself. Where possible you will be encouraged to submit work to awards and competitions conducted by external bodies in the hope that this will provide the ideal launch pad for your future career.

Contact time

In a typical week you will have around 12-16 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:

  • 12 hours of interactive workshops
  • 1 hour of (large group) lectures
  • 3 hours of small group seminars

Independent self-study

In addition to the above contact time, you will be expected to engage with around 22 hours of personal study per week. Typically this will involve individual and/or group work on projects and tasks, preparing for assignments, trips to see work and going to the library. Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the Hive library, the virtual learning environment, extensive access to vast electronic learning resources and of course, purpose built and dedicated performance studios.

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4-6 years part-time

Timetables

Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that whilst we try to be as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week; and some classes can be scheduled in the evenings.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team that has a wide variety of backgrounds in both current industry practice and academic research.

Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teacher training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Teaching is informed by research and consultancy, and all lecturers have, or are working towards a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Assessment

Assessment takes the form of formative (informal) and summative (formal) assessment.

Formative assessments carry no weighting but are really important and designed to help you achieve your best in the final summative assessments. Formative assessment can take different forms such as student support teams, informal peer assessment or rehearsed presentations and performances. It is also embedded in your ongoing engagement with tutors’ and is part of the personal academic tutoring system that guides you through the processes of writing, producing and submitting assignments.

Assessment normally requires a combination of practical work and critical reflection, for example a short film or tv pilot in conjunction with a learning report on how you have approached your project. Written assessment is varied and some modules may require different forms such as essay, contextual analysis, blog, creative writing or learning journal.

Year 1

  • 2 essays
  • 2 learning reports
  • Portfolio of script ideas
  • 2 production / programme outputs

Year 2

  • 2 essays2 learning reports
  • Portfolio of conceptual development and proposals
  • 2 production / programme outputs

Year 3

  • 2 essays / critiques
  • 1 research portfolio
  • 2 learning reports
  • 2 production / programme outputs 
  • Major independent study project of approx. 8000 words, or a major practical submission

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Television and Film Production is designed to not only encourage you to enter the current British media industry but also equip you with the skills necessary in shaping the programmes of tomorrow. In addition to possessing the necessary skills for careers such as production assistant, screenwriter, media researcher, television and film producer, music video director, film or television reviewer, you will have the creative imagination and knowledge to propose and shape new ideas. The skills and opportunities you will be given throughout this degree will enable you to develop a portfolio of work that can used as a calling card for either jobs in the media, or further postgraduate study.

Working in this areas furnish you with high level transferable skills and graduates in this domain are much sought after in a range of other environments and professions such as business and commerce. The demands of the course enhance students’ profiles and employability and help develop an appropriate work ethic, taking on roles and responsibilities, negotiation and decision making, leadership, interpersonal engagement and serving the whole are essential in any kind of production work. This is embedded in the learning and teaching and assessment strategies employed by the department.

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 is £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 2020/21 is £12,700 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 2020/21 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 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.

There will be no hidden costs to choosing this degree and any mandatory trips will be met by the university. There will be times when you might want to purchase additional books and/or films for your classes and this will be encouraged and will be outlined in the modules guides, however all resources should also be available from the library.

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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