BA (Hons) Film, Television and Digital Production – Bath Spa University

Film, Television and Digital Production

BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree - single honours

Key facts

BA (Hons) Film, Television and Digital Production
Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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. The main ones are listed under 'Typical offers' in the main column below. For combined courses, please check both subjects. If your qualification is not listed, please email with your specific details.

A practice-based course that helps you develop your craft of storytelling, studio production and filmmaking.

  • 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.

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What you'll learn


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 one
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 two
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 three
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 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.

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.

Course modules

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Introduction to Sound and Camera I
  • Introduction to Sound and Camera II
  • Introduction to Studio Production I
  • Introduction to Studio Production II
  • Your World, Your Media
  • Digital Practice

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Experimenting with Specialist Roles in Production
  • Short Collaborative Fiction Film
  • Advanced Studio Production I
  • Digital Effects I
  • Advanced Studio Production II
  • Digital Effects II
  • Scripting for Screen
  • Key Movements in World Cinema
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Collaborative Group Project 1
  • Collaborative Group Project 2
  • Live and Recorded Production
  • Industry Research Project
  • Advanced Post Production I
  • Advanced Post Production II
  • Television Journalism
  • Short Form Documentary Making
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Music for Screen
  • Digital Innovation and Enterprise


Study abroad

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


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.


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.

Professional placement year


This optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to identify, apply for and secure professional experience, normally comprising one to three placements over a minimum of nine months. Successful completion of this module will demonstrate your ability to secure and sustain graduate-level employment.

By completing the module, you'll be entitled to the addition of 'with Professional Placement Year' to your degree title.


Before your Professional Placement Year, you'll work to secure your placement, constructing a development plan with your module leader and your placement coordinator from our Careers and Employability team.

How will I be assessed?

On your return to University for your final year, you'll submit your Placement Portfolio, detailing your development on your placement.

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:


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.


Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not generally eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate. Irish citizens and those granted Settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme are eligible for UK (Home) fee status. There are also other circumstances where this may apply: See UKCISA for more information.

UK students full time

2021/22 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £9,250
Year 2 Published Jan 2022
Year 3 Published Jan 2023

2022/23 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2022
Year 2 Published Jan 2023
Year 3 Published Jan 2024

2023/24 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2023
Year 2 Published Jan 2024
Year 3 Published Jan 2025

International students full time

2021/22 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £14,925
Year 2 Published Jan 2022
Year 3 Published Jan 2023

2022/23 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2022
Year 2 Published Jan 2023
Year 3 Published Jan 2024

2023/24 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2023
Year 2 Published Jan 2024
Year 3 Published Jan 2025

All students full time - with professional 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. This applies to UK, EU and International students.

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 BBC-CCC preferred.
  • BTEC - Extended Diploma grades from Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) to Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted in any subject.
  • T Levels – grade Merit-Pass (C+) preferred.
  • International Baccalaureate - a minimum of 27 points are required.
  • Access to HE courses - 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.

Course enquiries

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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.

Course contact: Suman Ghosh

Three year course
With placement year

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