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Film, Television and Digital Production

BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree - single honours

Key facts

Award
BA (Hons) Film, Television and Digital Production
School
College of Liberal Arts
Campus or location
Newton Park
Course length
Three years full time, or four years full time with professional placement year.
UCAS codes
Institution Code: B20
Course Code: 38V4 or 38V5
Campus Code: A,BSU

Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A level grades BCC - CCC.

View typical offers for more information.

A practice-based course which places film and TV in its historical, contemporary and theoretical context.

  • Excellent film and TV facilities.
  • Taught by staff with industry experience.
  • Opportunity for cross community collaboration with other students, for example scriptwriting and drama students.

Supported by Pinewood Studios Group, this hands-on course in film, television and digital production will give you the skills that successful film and television professionals need.

You’ll learn how to design and create film and television content and formats. We’ll immerse you in film and TV practice and theory, teaching you how to apply a variety of crafts and digital technologies.

What you'll learn

Overview

In the first two years, you’ll gain grounding in the core elements relating to film and television production. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise, developing an individualised programme of work tailored to your interests.

You’ll develop practical and creative projects highlighting your technical and craft skills. Alongside this you’ll demonstrate critical and theoretical understanding. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to work on group and individual projects, developing your skills and creative ideas.

You’ll develop skills for working life, such as decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts, working in groups, analysing data, and making use of technical and creative resources.

You’ll become a socially engaged global citizen, with intercultural and global understandings and perspectives, and an awareness of innovation and social entrepreneurship.

Course structure

Year 1
In the first year you’ll study single camera production and TV studio production. In addition you’ll engage in some contextual work, for example film and TV theory and formats.

Year 2
You’ll continue your work in single camera production and advanced TV production. Again you’ll study context in areas such as scriptwriting, popular cinema and world cinema.

Year 3
Your final year will be project led. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in collaborative productions, undertake in-depth post-production activities and complete and individualised practice-based project. In these projects you’ll benefit from close staff supervision.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework. This will be a combination of project and group work, practice-based portfolios, seminar presentations and individual essays.

How will I be taught?

This degree is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, and studio based practice sessions.

You’ll work individually and in groups, and be expected to manage your time effectively. You’ll also benefit from visiting industry speakers from other universities.

Opportunities

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to study in a wide range of locations around the world. Our students have completed Erasmus+ and Exchange programmes in a variety of countries including Spain and the USA.

Field trips

You’ll have opportunities to film in a variety of locations in the region as part of your single camera work. We also visit commercial TV studios.

Previous students have filmed in a variety of historic and cultural areas such as Bath and Bristol city centres, and in beautiful rural countryside in the West of England.

Work placements, industry links and internships

There are opportunities throughout the programme to embark on work placements, subject to your interests and availability.

Careers

Will the course help you get the job you want? We think so. You’ll have the opportunity to learn different technical roles such as camera work, lighting and sound as well as a range of digital skills.

But more than this, you’ll explore and develop your creativity, communication and social skills in a context of professional practice.

Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

You'll be taught at Newton Park campus. Your learning will take place at a variety of facilities and locations, which could include:

Resources

The Newton Park studio complex provides two TV studios and a gallery which allows for live vision mixing. The studio has a number of HD digital cameras and a variety of lighting rigs.

In addition there is a series of TV production suites consisting of post-production rooms for editing news/VT strands for inclusion in live multi camera studio-based programmes.

For location based, single camera shooting, you can hire out equipment using SISO, Bath Spa University’s free equipment loan service.

Fees

UK and EU students full time

2017/18 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £9,250
Year 2 Published Jan 2018
Year 3 Published Jan 2019

2018/19 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2018
Year 2 Published Jan 2019
Year 3 Published Jan 2020

2019/20 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2019
Year 2 Published Jan 2020
Year 3 Published Jan 2021

UK and EU students full time - with placement year

During the placement year, the fee is reduced to 20% of the full time fee. Otherwise, fees are the same as for full time study.

International students full time

2017/18 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £13,500
Year 2 Published Jan 2018
Year 3 Published Jan 2018

2018/19 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2018
Year 2 Published Jan 2019
Year 3 Published Jan 2021

2019/20 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2019
Year 2 Published Jan 2020
Year 3 Published Jan 2021

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

We need you to be motivated, committed, prepared to work with others and above all, be adaptable and flexible.

The film, media and digital landscape is dynamic, you’ll need to be responsive and agile to prepare for the industry and develop a career in it.

Typical offers

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed below:

  • A Level - grades BCC.
  • BTEC -  Extended Diploma grades Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) preferred in a related subject.
  • International Baccalaureate - A minimum score of 27 points preferred.
  • Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants
IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

How do I apply?

Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply pages.

Get ahead

Any practical experience in filmmaking and post-production you can acquire will support your application and enrich your experience in the first year.

Admissions service: +44 (0)1225 876 180
Email: admissions@bathspa.ac.uk

 

Course contact: Suman Ghosh
Email: s.ghosh@bathspa.ac.uk

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