BA in Film Production

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 22,379

Course Accredited By

BAFTA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Films can evoke a multitude of emotions as we watch them on the big screens, but do you often wonder what goes into creating the masterpieces that can stick with you for a long time? Turn your creative curiosity into a career you’re passionate about by studying Brunel’s Film Production BA
  • Your degree will give you a thorough understanding of film by combining the production with the theory of visual digital media. Delve into practical film and video-making, scriptwriting, filming and editing, whilst honing your critical analysis and research skills to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the film and TV industries work.
  • The course will allow you to bring your ideas, thoughts and inspirations to the screen. By using the fantastic editing suites with up-to-date production software including: Adobe Creative Cloud; Avid Media Composer; Avid ProTools, and; Final Cut Pro you will be able to bring your creations to life. We also have a range of high quality camera, sound, lighting, and grip equipment ready for you to use.
  • As well as enhancing your learning by attending screenings at the British Film Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and other cinemas across the capital, you will also be eligible to enter our annual Brunel University Film Festival (BUFF) with categories including Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction and Best Overall Film. This will allow you to put what you have learnt into practice and will give you the opportunity to showcase your talent.
  • Learn with confidence knowing that you are taught by some of the best film academics in the UK. Not only are they experts in the industry, but they have published work in the field so some of the books on your reading list may be written by those teaching you.
  • Gain an insight into life after your studies by putting your learning into practice by opting for a one-year work placement. You will graduate with valuable work experience to enhance your employment prospects and will be able to develop an understanding the working world within the film industry. We have excellent links with a wide range of notable external organisations, so you will have the opportunity to apply for high quality placements across London.
  • Previous students have undertaken placement at many prestigious venues including The Pinewood Group, Fremantle Media, Objective Productions, WaterAid and BalletBoyz.
  • The Film Production BA is a part of the BAFTA albert education partnership. This accreditation provides students with exclusive access to the industry’s BAFTA albert carbon calculator, a tool used by Netflix, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, UKTV and Sky when producing their content. Participating students will work towards creating environmentally-friendly, sustainable content. Upon completion you will be presented with industry-recognised certification and become an official “BAFTA albert graduate”. This opportunity is provided at no extra cost.
  • You will graduate with the confidence to be a creative and imaginative cultural producer with solid knowledge of film culture and practical experience which will put you in good stead for your future career.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject AND an A-Level at grade C.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-Levels grade BB.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.
  • Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5. 
     

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
     

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • This innovative course will enable you to explore a range of film and television forms and the social and industrial contexts in which they are produced and consumed.
  • For your practical modules, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment including HD digital cameras. You’ll learn to edit on Avid and Final Cut Pro in our first-class editing suites, with plenty of technical support on-hand.

Please see programme specification for the specific optional module combination choices that are available.

Please note you must choose one of the year 3 compulsory modules listed below.

  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement or 6 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • FM1616 Storytelling
  • FM1619 Technology Industry and Form
  • FM1617 Representation and Identity
  • FM1618 Creative Project Development

Year 2
Compulsory

  • FM2622 Advanced Filmmaking
  • FM2606 Understanding the Film and TV Industry
  • Optional
  • FM2623 Film and TV Genres
  • FM2010 Screenwriting
  • FM2625 World Cinemas

Year 3
Compulsory

  • Dissertation Film

Optional

  • FM3603 Analysis of Film and Television Work Experience
  • FM3007 Gender and Sexuality
  • FM3010 Horror
  • FM3015 - American Independent Cinema
  • FM3632 Documentary: Image and Violence
  • FM3017 Alternative Film and Video Production
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £6,935 part-time 
  • £1,385 placement year Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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