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Nottingham Trent University

Filmmaking

UCAS Code: W600

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

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
45%
Applicants receiving offers

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Cinematics

Explore all aspects of filmmaking on this hands-on degree to set yourself up for a career as a producer, director or writer. Develop professional and innovative work through the production of dramas, documentaries, adverts, music videos, client work developed through research, practice and experimentation.

Alongside the storytelling skills you’ll learn the technical and production skills to enable you to produce a professional portfolio tailored to your career goals. Throughout your degree, you’ll undertake the roles of writer, director and producer while working on live briefs with our industry partners or entering industry competitions.

Learn from staff with expertise in areas such as directing, producing and scriptwriting, plus technical skills such as editing, lighting, sound and camera operating. Use industry-standard facilities and equipment such as high-end cameras, sound recording booths and green-screen studios, along with industry-recognised software.

This course is design approved by the International Moving Image Society, recognising the quality and relevance of our course content.

**Assessment**
Assessment is 100% coursework. You’ll be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade, receiving feedback throughout.

**Career prospects**
This course will prepare you to work in the digital media field in areas such as independent film, television, heritage interpretation, advertising, music and games production. You will also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in teaching, retailing, media and freelance design.

*Please note that if your application is successful, you'll be invited to an interview where you'll need to bring with you your portfolio.

Modules

[Year One]

Script to Screen (100 credit points)
This module will provide you with a foundation of the core creative concepts of writing, directing and producing for film, delivered through practical projects, workshops, lectures, seminars, tutorials and masterclasses.

Film: Style, Narrative, Authorship (20 credit points)
Consider current and historical context by exploring the history of film, including a history of filmmaking in the USA and Europe. You’ll investigate film theory and genre, deepening your understanding of the connection between visual creativity and narrative.

[Year Two]
These two year-long modules run side by side.

Narrative, Production and Audiences (100 credit points)
In this film practice-based module, carry out projects to develop your skillset. Firstly, you’ll be set briefs for a given audience, using both fiction and non-fiction formats. You’ll then identify and negotiate your own brief by defining your own audience, and then developing and delivering a finished film project.

Genre, Forms and Industry (20 credit points)
Enrich your understanding of how genre, original content, audiences and technologies interrelate.
Look at how film and television content is created using genre as an enabling mechanism for matching content to audiences. You’ll also question the impact of contemporary technological platforms on the creative shape, delivery, distribution and exhibition of content.

[Final Year]

Filmmaking Entrepreneurship (120 credit points)
This module will help you prepare for employment or postgraduate study by developing your use of filmmaking language. You will continue to further develop your authorial voice by looking at a broad range of narrative and visual styles to aid the evolution of an original piece of visual storytelling that you will design, develop and deliver. Working through the full development process, from initial concept research, pitch, script, budget, and market identification, through to production and postproduction this piece of work will form a major part of your final portfolio.

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.

69%
med
Cinematics

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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

80%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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
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Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Customer service occupations
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.

Cinematics

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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