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University of Cumbria

Film and Television (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: P314

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:24

60 credits, 45 must be graded at Level 3

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

MMP-MPP

Scottish Higher

C,C,D,D-D,D,D,D

UCAS Tariff

56-72
40%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Film production

Television production

Want to break into the film and TV industry? Then this innovative and highly-practical course - with a roll call of students who’ve scooped Royal Television Society awards – will boost your quest. You’ll rapidly develop high-level technical, creative and professional skills through hands-on studies to produce quality films and television programmes.

Our foundation course will teach you the core academic skills you need to progress onto the full degree programme.

You’ll be within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. Add to that close to the spectacular north west coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria?**

Every week you’ll be out on a shoot, guided by highly-experienced – and even BAFTA-winning – tutors to work on everything from adverts to documentaries, scriptwriting to multi-camera production and from short films to music videos.

So, not only will you be a highly-proficient and career-ready practitioner, but you’ll graduate armed with an impressive portfolio of work to present to future employers.

Cumbria is a popular area for film and TV companies. In recent years it has been the backdrop for box-office hits Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Snow White and the Huntsman, and the latest Avengers film.

And, because of our strong links with major film companies, many of our students have been hired to work on these large-scale, exciting productions – even securing jobs.

- 75% of your learning will be in practical sessions – including, writing, shooting and editing your own productions

- Explore a broad variety of genres and processes, giving you a sound grounding in the diverse skills required for the film and TV industry

- Encouraged to be creative and develop your own style

- Visits from professional filmmakers – giving you the chance to make good industry contacts

- Boost your future job prospects by learning entrepreneurial skills – how to market yourself, how to get your work seen and the skills you need for self-employment

- Learn current professional practice and to operate the equipment used by industry professionals

- Working in small crews with full access to production facilities and up-to-date technology

- Create a minimum of 10 portfolio-ready pieces of work to present to potential employers

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Brampton Road

Department:

Institute of the Arts

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.

77%
med
Film production
77%
med
Television 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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

83%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Other elementary services occupations
15%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

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

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

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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