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Main entry requirements
112 UCAS points from at least two A levels , including at least 32 points in a relevant subject or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies. Or 96 UCAS points from three A levels, including at least 32 points in a relevant subject or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. Relevant subjects are Media Studies, Film Studies, English, Photography, History of Art, Theatre Studies, History.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers69%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This course focuses on drama, documentary and experimental filmmaking in the context of critical and theoretical study. You can also choose to develop your screenwriting skills. In year one, we introduce you to core skills, theories and creative techniques. You explore the fundamental areas of production through individual and group projects across a range of genres and disciplines. In year two you typically begin to focus on two specialist areas. You also study what it is like to work in the film industry right now, and have the chance to network with professionals around the UK. In year three you create a significant showreel piece in your chosen genre. You form production teams to carry out creative and technical roles on each other’s productions. Your critical and theoretical development culminates in either a dissertation or in-depth study of a chosen area of filmmaking, and you also produce a two-year future strategy for the distribution of your own work or for your own artistic or professional development. Field trips On each year of the course you take a field trip at no additional cost. In recent years these have included making films in Liverpool and the Peak District, attending the Aesthetica film festival in York, and travelling to London to meet recent graduates from the course who are now working in major film companies like Pathé and Lionsgate. On these trips you gain useful connections which can lead to internships or even jobs after you graduate. There is also the chance to visit international film festivals including one of the biggest in the world, Berlin, where you can see the latest releases and meet filmmakers and people from the industry. Work experience Our partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest – one of the best documentary film festivals in the world – gives you access to invaluable work experience opportunities. You can work behind the scenes filming the events, and attend exclusive workshops with international industry experts or even take part in a judging panel. We are a BBC partner organisation, which gives you the chance to apply for placements and get involved in BBC projects. Recently our students filmed the CBeebies Christmas pantomime and worked on the Sports Personality of the Year programme. We also have an internship arrangement with Warp Films, which is run by our graduates. Final year students have undertaken crewing roles as work placements on TV series like This is England 88 and 86 and award-winning films including Submarine, Tyrannosaur, and '71. Facilities For filming on location you will have access to a huge selection of industry-standard cameras and sound equipment. We also have two professional studios, including one which is fully equipped with green screen technology. You edit your work using the post-production software Avid Media Composer in our editing suites, and show your work in our own cinema, The Void, which offers Blu-ray DVD through a HD digital projector, 35mm projectors and a Dolby 5.1 surround sound system. We are one of the few universities in the UK to have such facilities. After you graduate, we can help provide you with your own studio space as you start your filmmaking career. Employability You work on real projects, making documentaries, training films and online content for local and national companies. Recently our students have produced work for the NHS, Sheffield City Council and the Royal Society for the Blind. You can also have your work shown on Sheffield Live, a TV station which broadcasts to the region on Freeview and all digital packages. In your second year, we help you set up meetings with industry professionals in your area of interest. You also attend guest lectures – recent speakers have included film editor and director Nick Fenton. In your final year we help you prepare for the next stage in your career by learning how to market and distribute your work.
**Year one modules**-Practice modules • creative media project development • foundation production skills Theory modules • film analysis • film writing **Year two modules**- Practice modules • moving image project • moving image production skills • cross-media project • screenwriting Theory modules • critical theory • professional contexts in film and media **Year three modules**- Practice modules • project development • major project Theory modules • research project • researching exhibition and distribution
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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