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Arts University Bournemouth

Film Production

UCAS Code: W610

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C,D

Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

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120

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28%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Film production

**Studying Film Production at AUB gives you practical experience of the many aspects of film-making.**
You will learn the skills needed to take on key creative and production roles in both fiction and documentary productions. The course is designed to reflect the specialist departmental structure of the film industry and to prepare you for employment in a range of creative disciplines within the industry. Creating any sort of film depends on a team of technically gifted individuals working together. You’ll discover the entire process of film production and the relationship between the various roles and stages including designing, editing, sound, cinematography, production and direction.

**What you will learn**
Throughout the course you will be introduced to the major specialist departments of the film industry and you will be able to specialise in two areas. Communication, passion, creativity, technical ability, vision, research and commitment – all these are essential characteristics of those who work in film. The course is designed to foster these skills and abilities through offering a wide range of film production experiences – from the moment of a film’s inception to its final distribution to cinema and other audiences. The course is 'hands-on' from the outset and students gain a solid grounding in fundamental, traditional practices, such as shooting on film, as well as exploring the complex creativities of digital production. The specialist and focused nature of the course helps students to develop their understanding of the creative and commercial realities of film production. As well as learning practical film-making, students study cinema in its various forms to achieve a working knowledge of a variety of film practices within fiction and documentary film-making.

You will develop essential entrepreneurial, communication and organisational skills through the completion of filmed exercises and film productions, as well as the study of contemporary film practice. The intention of the course is to enable students to work on visually exciting and engaging films that are based on effective storytelling as well as technical and creative techniques.

**You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:**
- BA (Hons) Film Production (Cinematography)

- BA (Hons) Film Production (Directing)

- BA (Hons) Film Production (Documentary)

- BA (Hons) Film Production (Editing/Postproduction)

- BA (Hons) Film Production (Producing with Script)

- BA (Hons) Film Production (Production Design)

- BA (Hons) Film Production (Sound)

**By the end of the course you will be able to...**
- Understand the film production process in its broad cultural context and appreciate the links between research, theory and creative practice.

- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of your specialisms and an understanding of how they relate to the whole film production process.

- Work with a professional approach to manage self-directed learning, provide practical solutions to problems, and develop the necessary communication, organisational and team-working skills required in professional practice.

- Enter industry having gained a critical understanding of the elements of film production within a historical and practical context, including the relevant technological context.

- Engage in reflective and innovative work demonstrating audio-visual literacy and cultural awareness.

**PLEASE NOTE
Applicants to BA (Hons) Film Production and BA (Hons) Film Production (4-year Extended Study Option) are automatically assessed for both the 3-year and 4-year routes of the course, irrespective of which route they have applied for. If successful, applicants will receive an offer for the route the course team feels they are best suited to. This is to ensure applicants are offered a course which is appropriate for their current aptitude/skillset and understanding of Film.**

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical work

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Media and Performance

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
high
Film production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Design occupations
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Film production

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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