Digital Film Production, BSc Hons

Who is this programme for?This programme runs within the department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts; it is for people who would like careers in film, studio & location camera work, editing/post production, technical production, video compositing, visual effects and motion graphic design. Focusing on developing technical production skills and programme making for the film, television and digital media industries, this degree aims to develop technological and scientific expertise in filmmaking, sound, camera operation, lighting, editing, post-production, digital compositing and visual effects. Filmmaking processes and production are core to the programme. You will gain a broad knowledge of production and read more

Overview

Overview

Who is this programme for?

This programme runs within the department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts; it is for people who would like careers in film, studio & location camera work, editing/post production, technical production, video compositing, visual effects and motion graphic design.

Focusing on developing technical production skills and programme making for the film, television and digital media industries, this degree aims to develop technological and scientific expertise in filmmaking, sound, camera operation, lighting, editing, post-production, digital compositing and visual effects. Filmmaking processes and production are core to the programme.

You will gain a broad knowledge of production and post-production. Building your skillset in preparation for specialising in your final year by taking on a significant production/crew role within your graduate film. You will have the opportunity to investigate and acquire the latest techniques and study new and emerging technologies in film production and post-production that are valued by employers. On graduation you will have acquired the creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills to launch your career in the film world.

How is the programme organised and what will I learn?

Year 1

In year 1, students undertake four core courses to learn technical and creative skills; you will be introduced to the fundamentals of filmmaking and television production and develop an understanding of how the industry works. You will produce a range of films across genres, making drama, documentary and TV studio productions that showcase content and technical knowledge and application. Through practical sessions and hands-on experience, you will apply scientific theory to practical production and build your competency in a range of areas, including camera operation, sound, lighting and post-production. 

Core Courses:
  • Fundamentals of Film Making
  • Post Production
  • Broadcast and Cinema Technologies
  • Introduction to TV Studio Production

Year 2

Year 2 furthers a deeper knowledge of professional filmmaking & fosters multi-skilled creative, technical, intellectual & entrepreneurial filmmakers, who can apply a scientific understanding of film technologies to practice. Students study 2 core courses plus one optional choice. Students acquire more advanced camera, sound, lighting and post-production skills and problem solve and innovate to derive technical solutions to creative challenges. Work experience is embedded into the curriculum as is learning professional industry techniques to enable students to develop a career plan in preparation for graduation.

You may also undertake an industrial placement as an optional sandwich year. A placement will give you practical experience relevant to your degree programme whereby you work on real-life scenarios and witness the end results. It will also consolidate and expand on your first two years of study.

Core Courses:
  • Professional Production Practices
  • Digital Enterprise and the Creative Economy
Option Courses:
  • VFX Principles
  • Advanced Broadcast and Cinema Technologies
  • Optional Sandwich Year

Year 3

Year 3 further advances your filmmaking knowledge and independence, preparing you for industry or further academic study. You will explore future technological challenges and debates, including workflow trends, role development and new production models. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of contemporary and emerging technological developments and how these affect the practical realisation of creative film projects. You will create an ambitious group graduate film to showcase your technical and creative talents by choosing a key craft/production role to specialise in, in order to hone your skills to a high level. The film can be used as a calling card to industry, offering you an advantage in the workplace.

Core Courses:
  • Graduate Project
  • New and Emerging Film Technologies
  • Pre-Production and Industry Preparation

What you'll study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points. This could be 3 A-levels at grades BBB or an equivalent combination of A-levels and BTECs. You will also need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136. 

In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Assessment is through practical production work, with supported written individual documentation/research. Live briefs are used to give teams an experience of a real working environment. Skill set benchmarks for production areas are used as a guide throughout the courses. Industry work practice placements.

Careers

The BSc degree programme focuses on the scientific principles that support film, television and digital production with an emphasis on technology and students learning about the underpinning science of filmmaking.  This degree programme suits students who would like to learn the skills needed to work in a variety of technical roles and follow a career path in a key craft skill such as filmmaking, lighting, cinematography, camerawork, digital graphics, motion graphic design, editing, post production, video compositing, special effects or visual effects.

Graduates from this programme work in a range of creative industries, taking on key craft skills in film, television and digital production.

Typically, you can expect 12 contact hours per week in a mixture of hands-on practical studio workshops, seminars, lectures and tutorials. Students are taught by renowned experts working in a variety of film and TV related fields. Our staff have won awards for broadcast TV programmes, scripts and short films and prizes for published articles and books.

For more information, please see the course page at our online prospectus and take a look at the CPDA website:  http://blogs.gre.ac.uk/cpda/skill/film-tv/ or http://cpda.gre.ac.uk.

You can also contact us by email: CPDA@gre.ac.uk

Please note that whilst this course information is believed to be correct at the time of publication, it is subject to correction or update at any time.

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