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Nottingham Trent University

Design for Film and Television

UCAS Code: W280

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

112
44%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Interactive and electronic design

Explore all aspects of contemporary production design practice for film and television. Created and maintained in close collaboration with the film and television industry, this course will prepare you for a successful career as a production designer, art director or other art department role.Youll gain a sound knowledge of scenic design and youll learn to manage design projects from an initial idea through to realisation. Learn a wide range of art department skills, including visualisation, draughting, industry-standard software use, small props creation and scale model making.Benefit from the courses excellent film and television industry connections and wealth of experience the teaching staff have. This opens up opportunities for you to have guest lectures with visiting professionals and diverse work experience and graduating employment opportunities.**Key features of the course:**- We're delighted to be ranked 8th in the UK for Art & Design. (The Complete University Guide 2019).- This course has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 95% of graduates in employment or further study within six months (DLHE survey 2016/17).- The course consistently achieves high student satisfaction rates, with 93% of students saying they were satisfied in the National Student Survey 2017.- Learn a wide range of art department skills to set you up for a career in the film and television industry.- Benefit from the courses industry connections for guest lectures, work experience, live projects and employment opportunities.- Study in facilities that reflect the latest industry standards, learning from staff who have industry experience.- Undertake optional work placements on a wide variety of productions. Recent examples include: Star Wars, Strictly Come Dancing, Hollyoaks, Downton Abbey, and Peaky Blinders.- Opportunity to apply for an international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.- Recent study trips have included the Harry Potter film studios, UK; film studios in Paris, Berlin, Prague, Rome and Budapest; and the Museum of Cinema, Turin.- Showcase your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham, with a chance to exhibit at New Designers, London.- Be selected to showcase your work at high-profile industry venues such as Shepperton Studios and Pinewood Studios.- The course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, a mark of quality demonstrating that the course is benchmarked to contemporary industry standards of excellence.**Assessment**Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade.**Employability**This course has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 95% of graduates in employment or further study within six months (DLHE survey 2016/17). Our graduates work across the film and television industry, in a variety of art department roles such as art direction, production and set design, set dress, and storyboard artist. Recent graduate destinations include Vanity Fair, Electric Dreams, Victoria, and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Modules

Overall, there are five modules which are assessed; two in both the Year One and Year Two with one module over the whole of your Final Year. Year One: Introduction to Design for Film and Television – This module will introduce you to design practices and vocabulary within film and television. You’ll undertake a selection of challenging and real-situation-based design projects that will allow you to develop skills in illustration, visualisation, model making, lighting, storyboarding and technical drawing. You’ll also assemble a portfolio and professional practice journal • Contextual Studies 1 – Throughout this module you’ll develop skills in researching and analysing visual material in the context of film and television. You will develop a topic related to 20th century film and television which you’ll present to your fellow students at the start of the module and by the end you’ll have developed a 2,500 word illustrated essay to support this idea. Year Two: Exploring Design for Film and Television – You’ll utilise the skills gained in Year One to develop a range of design projects which will cover designs for period-accurate props, light entertainment and working from a script • Contextual Studies 2 – You’ll investigate and challenge the analysis of moving image texts, techniques or sociological factors which influences production, genres or practitioners, critical approaches to the study of the moving image and the history and future of film and television. You’ll also get to research a personal topic which you’ll present to your fellow students at the start of the module and which you’ll then create a 3,500 word essay from. Final Year: Design for Film and Television: Exposition - This module will help you to demonstrate your skills, competencies and a broad understanding of film and television industry production design practice to a professional level. This module will prepare you for life after graduation, so you’ll be equipped with a professional portfolio, CV and personal marketing materials. You’ll complete a short film project, two personal negotiated projects, a professional portfolio and digital folio, a 5,000 written dissertation and a professional practice journal. As part of the NTU Degree show you’ll exhibit your work to professionals from the creative industries and this is also a great opportunity for you to invite your industry contacts to view your Final Year work.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Art and Design

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.

82%
med
Interactive and electronic design

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.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
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

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Design studies

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Interactive and electronic design

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

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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