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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
78% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

An essay-based subject.

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AABB

An essay-based subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAAB-AABB

An essay-based subject.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

The BTEC qualification should be in a relevant subject area

BTEC Certificate
DD

The BTEC qualification should be in a relevant subject area

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

The BTEC qualification should be in a relevant subject area

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

The BTEC qualification should be in a relevant subject area

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

In our media-led world, does film merely reflect society or shape it? Our courses are ideal for those with a natural curiosity for the world. We focus on practical production experience informed by deep insights into a variety of contemporary and historical films, cultures, and societies. Essex offers a unique opportunity to look at films differently, understand both their technical aspects and their social significance, and develop industry-specific and transferrable skills. Taught by film professionals with extensive industry experience, you gain hands-on practical training in all aspects of film production, including camera work, editing, lighting, scriptwriting, and production management. Designed to support you in making links between critical analysis and creative practice, your production modules enable you to develop and apply your academic knowledge and understanding of film, refining and enriching your own practical work. You produce group films as well as personal projects. By graduation you have built up a fully rounded portfolio of work, enabling you to showcase your creative potential for future employers.

Modules

Year 1: introduction to film; introduction to film production; understanding employability; a range of optional modules. Year 2: filmmaking; approaches to text; 2 film options. Year 3: 3 film options; a range of film, literature or outside options.

University of Essex

Colchester Campus

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

8%
92%

Year 2

6%
94%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
83%

Year 1

11%
89%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

39%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
354 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 78% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

18%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and 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 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.
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