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Film and Television Production, BA Hons

Our film and television production degree will give you an understanding of global film and television industries.

This practical film and television production degree provides an overview of the global film and television industries. You'll explore and analyse the context of contemporary production and practice. The course covers storytelling, idea development, and drama and documentary film making, as well as camera, lighting, sound and editing practices.

You will also get a sense of what it is like to work in the industry by following live briefs and working to tight deadlines. Popular career options for our film and television production graduates include studio and location camera work, editing and post-production, television and commercial work, and web animation.

Course/institution codes

P331 G BA/FTVP

Location

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich

UK/international fees

2018/2019 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • This course will cover storytelling, drama and documentary film-making, TV studio and camera, sound and editing practices to create skilled practitioners
  • Practical degree underpinned by a research framework helps you gain an understanding of the global film and television industries
  • Acquire a range of practical skills including camera, sounds, post production and production management
  • You will gain a combination of traditional skills plus the latest professional industry techniques in post-production
  • Build a strong portfolio of high-quality, practical production work
  • Work experience is embedded in this course as is learning professional industry techniques to help you successfully launch a career in the Film and TV world.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by renowned experts working in a variety of film and TV-related fields. Our staff has screened at festivals around the world, and won awards for scripts and short film and prizes. 

Our research and consultancy work inform academics, and over 90 per cent of the lecturers that teach on our Film and Television Production course hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

For entry, you will require:

  • 112 UCAS points, including 3 A-levels at grades BBC or above.
  • GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above. 

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Additional Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Scottish and Irish Highers.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 75-80. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars or tutorials by smaller groups. Numbers can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to independent study (around 8-10 hours per module per week). 

Every module will involve further reading and research. You may also be expected to spend time preparing for classwork such as presentations and group discussions, and for assessed coursework and examinations.

You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies such as: 

You can also participate in our film festivals: 

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week in total). For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 30 credits. These represent around 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: 24 September 2018 to 28 June 2019.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2018/2019 fees

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2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Trips: Any compulsory field trips are funded by the school.

Resources: For Architecture, Landscape and Design courses, you will produce portfolios of large format plots plus CNC/3D printed models etc. Costs will vary but could reach £250 a year for printing, £100 for model making, and £50 for visiting the sites.

Software: We provide Adobe software and Lynda.com online video tutorials. You will also have access to Nvivo, SPSS Modeler and SPSS Amos. Any licenses for software outside of our range will come at your own cost.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

You will be encouraged to do a work placement alongside your other modules. It will be expected for you to be proactive in gaining valuable work experience before going out in the real world. 

While on a sandwich placement, you retain your student status and have full support from the university and your tutors as usual. Students are responsible for finding their own placements, though we will support you through the application process.

What are the financial arrangements?

Work placement could be paid or unpaid and should not interrupt with your study schedule. Credit-bearing work placements are unpaid. However, sandwich placements are usually paid full-time positions. The salary should reflect the going rate for an entry level role in the relevant industry.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Career options are wide-ranging. They include studio and location camera work, editing/post-production, screenwriting, producing, TV and commercial work, and multimedia design and production.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships. Students are responsible for finding their own internships though we will support you through the application process. You can also gain an internship through the STEPS programme.

Do you provide employability services?

Employability activities take place all the time at Greenwich and students are encouraged to take part in as many opportunities as possible. 

Much of our content is geared towards being a creative professional and an independent practitioner. In your last term we run 'Creative Enterprise week' which includes talks, workshops, and industry panels with guests. 

The central Employability and Careers Service provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in the industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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