How You Study
You can benefit from teaching by industry active professionals such as Dr Mikey Murray, a BAFTA award winning screenwriter and director, specialist factual filmmaker Rachel Scarrott, who has produced content for all of the key terrestrial UK TV channels, or Chris Greybe a post-production specialist and illustrator who has worked for the likes of the BBC and Disney.
The first year introduces students to a range of skills such as directing, producing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound recording, and editing. Students can explore filmmaking through a variety of projects in a range of genres, while developing an understanding of film theories.
In the second year, students are expected to explore creative areas in greater depth through advanced specialist workshops and a range of filmmaking projects. A variety of optional theory modules aim to develop students' critical understanding and analytical thinking as they build towards major project outputs in their final year.
Collaborative filmmaking is a key feature of the course, with students working in teams across the programme to produce films. Throughout the course there is a focus on employability, with the degree aiming to prepare graduates for a career in the screen and creative industries.
Contact time with tutors can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars, or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year.
Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions, or entire cohort lectures. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits, fieldwork or self-acquired industry placements.
There is a high level of group work in Film Production and students will be consistently required to communicate effectively with their peers.
Students on this programme will also learn from academic staff who are engaged in world-leading or internationally recognised research.