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BA (Hons) Film Production & Cinematography

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  • UCAS Code:
    PW36
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

This course, delivered at Wiltshire College’s Salisbury campus, is the perfect blend of academic study and practical assignments. It will prepare you for work in the film or TV industries as it gives you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, from short entertainment videos and adverts to dramas and documentaries.

As well as getting the opportunity to produce, direct and edit a host of projects, from short entertainment videos and adverts to dramas and documentaries, both on your own and as part of a team, your lecturers will encourage you to evaluate and critique film and TV productions, to develop your understanding of key concepts and ideas within the contemporary media environment.

As a result, you’ll graduate with a wealth of experience in the area of film production, allowing you to go on to work in a variety of exciting roles within the industry. Visit the course Vimeo channel to have a look at some of the student work produced throughout the degree. 

BU graduates who studied in this subject area were typically earning £18,900 after one year; this is 23% higher than all graduates who studied this subject.

Open Days for this course are held at Wiltshire College, Salisbury, where this course is delivered. Visit their website to book onto an Open Day. 

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO 2017), Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, September 2019

Location:

Wiltshire College, Salisbury

Duration:

3 years including a 4-week placement or 4 years including a 30-week minimum placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For 2018 entry: 112-128 tariff pointsincluding a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

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Placements

We recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career; therefore we now offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

You will begin your placement after completion of your second year of study. At this point, you’ll either need to complete a four-week placement (on the three-year version of the course), or a minimum 30-week placement (on the four-year version).

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

This course will suit applicants who:

  • Demonstrate both intellectual and creative abilities
  • Show an understanding of film making principles
  • Have an appreciation of cinematography
  • Possess a strong awareness of different film genres and histories
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

Film and TV production has become ever-more sophisticated over the years and you need to be versatile with a good understanding of the industry and the latest technology to get ahead. We have an excellent reputation within this competitive industry and our graduates consistently go on to work on high-profile TV and film projects.

Our graduates have worked on productions such as The Bourne Identity, James Bond, The Blue Planet, BBC and ITN News, Alan Partridge, Eyes Wide Shut, Casualty, Formula One Motor Racing, Survivor, Dark Shadows, Avengers, Dr Who, Downton Abbey, Last Tango In Halifax and many others.

Our staff

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student; see our Belong+ pages for more information.

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What our students say

Ryan Denham

The BA (Hons) Film Production & Cinematography is not so much a course, but more a film-making community.

Hear from our staff

Andrew Smith

BU delivers industry focused TV and Film courses. All our tutorial staff have industry experience with credits ranging from ‘Game Of Thrones’ to ‘Blackadder’.

What employers think

Dave Kirkwood

...he was a joy to be with. I would willingly recommend him for further work. The job would not have been possible to do without him.