On this degree, you will be exposed to an exciting range of experiences within film culture, from industry practice through to experimental cinema.
The course is designed to reflect the diversity that exists within film globally, exploring the topics that impact upon filmmakers and audiences across the world.
During the course you will examine film through a variety of different approaches, building an understanding of filmmaking through a balanced combination of practice and theory. This includes exploring topics such as the distribution, marketing, buying and fundraising for films, alongside film production.
The content of your core and option units will give you the opportunity to explore and experiment with different aspects of filmmaking, producing films individually and collaboratively throughout the duration of the course. Working alongside internationally recognised film lecturers and practitioners, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a way that industry rarely provides.
To get a taste of a professional environment, you’ll also have the option to complete either a four-week or minimum 30-week placement during the course. Your placement experience will help to shape your appreciation of the industry, put theory into practice, provide a network of professional contacts, and enhance your CV – all essential for starting a career after graduation.
Optional specialisms will allow you to study areas of particular interest in more detail while ensuring you have a solid base from which to build. You will graduate as an enterprising and entrepreneurial practitioner capable of working in today’s film industry as well as shaping its future.
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Next start date:
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years including a 20-day placement (or 4 years with a 30 week placement) full-time
International Moving Image Society (IMIS)
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our International entry requirements.