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University of Salford

Film Production

UCAS Code: W435

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

112-128 UCAS tariff points with minimum of 2 A2 subjects to include Media or Film Studies. Applicants not taking A2 Media or Film Studies have to demonstrate commitment to the study of film by other means .ie reference to personal statement showing sufficient and relevant film/media related content or experience. General Studies not accepted.

AS levels are accepted in combination with Level Three qualifications; including A-levels and BTECs.

Pass level 3 QAA approved access Diploma with 112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. To include specific subjects; Media and Cultural Studies.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

To include specific subjects; Media or Film.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. Media/Film Studies is highly desirable.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications.

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

DMM-DDM

112-128 UCAS Tariff Points . To include specific subjects; Film and TV Production

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

D,M,M-D,D,M

Accepted in combination with other Level Three qualifications. To include specific subjects of Film and TV production

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. Media/Film Studies is highly desirable.

112 to 128 UCAS tariff points. To include specific grades AAAA Media/Film Studies is highly desirable.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Minimum number of A2 subjects or equivalent - 2 General Studies not accepted. Applicants not taking A2 Media or Film Studies will have to demonstrate commitment to the study of Film by other means; specifically, the personal statement should demonstrate sufficient and relevant film/media related content and/or experience.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Film production

This is a hands-on degree in which you learn practical filmmaking alongside studying the critical and contextual aspects of film theory. You will be making short films using high-end camera and editing equipment both on location and in our digital media studios at or state-of-the-art digital media campus situated in the heart of MediaCityUK, the country’s biggest creative media cluster.

You will learn key film-making skills such as directing and producing, cinematography and editing, and choose from options in visual effects, audio post production, scriptwriting and production design. You will also learn key theories in film analysis which will help inform, inspire and contextualise your creative output as well as leading to essay writing.

Being based at MediaCityUK, there is a strong emphasis on working with industry with opportunities for engaging with real world and collaborative projects throughout the course and a core second year module devoted to helping you acquire the professional skills you need to launch your creative career.

In the second and third years this course offers students the opportunity to specialise in different aspects of film production – be that traditional scriptwriting, production and direction or contemporary film techniques in digital post production and VFX, and the creative application of green screen and motion capture technologies.

The global nature of film production is recognised both in the international content of the course and the opportunities for studying abroad. There will be a strong emphasis on collaborative project work throughout.

Modules

YEAR 1: In the first year the course provides you with a fast-moving introduction to a broad range of film production techniques. You will collaborate in groups to create films in a range of different styles. You will learn how to develop ideas into compelling stories, how to plan and run shoots, how to direct for single camera on location and multi-camera in the studio, how to get the best out of your camera, sound and lighting kits and how to edit and grade. You’ll also learn key concepts in critical film theory and explore and analyse the evolution of film.

YEAR 2: In the second year you build further on your filmmaking skills with longer and more challenging assignments, and have the chance to develop your own creative interests with a choice of options from the techy end of post production and film VFX to the contrasting skills of scriptwriting and working with actors. Everyone takes a module in professional practice which runs throughout the year and encourages you to seek work experience and start developing your professional networks. Learning about the theory of different film genres is combined with practical exercises in production.

YEAR 3: In your final year you develop your chosen specialist interests to advanced level, collaborate and innovate in producing film projects that cross traditional boundaries, apply theoretical knowledge of film distribution to promoting your own outputs and work on a major project of your own choosing to create film that will be your calling card to industry.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

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.

78%
med
Film 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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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
90%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£16,848
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Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
83%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Design occupations
12%
Other elementary services 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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

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£21k

£21k

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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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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