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BA (Hons) Film Production & Cinematography

Become a creative, collaborative and reflective practitioner able to contribute and shape the present and future film, television and related industries.

  • Clearing
  • UCAS Code:
    PW36
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Places still available to study this September with flexibility in our entry requirements.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or apply online.

Places still available to study this September with flexibility in our entry requirements.

Call Wiltshire College & University Centre on +44 (0)1225 756200

Why study BA (Hons) Film Production & Cinematography?

  • Produce individual and collaboratively authored work to industry standards 
  • Gain a critical understanding of current issues and opportunities at the forefront of the film, television and related industries 
  • Develop the intellectual tools and techniques required to deal with issues systematically and creatively 
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals and academics who will help you develop the skills necessary to be successful in the competitive world of film and television 
  • Follow in the footsteps of graduates who have gone on to work in various roles on high profile and prestigious productions such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Avengers: Endgame, Wonder Woman 1984. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Please note: This course is delivered at Wiltshire College & University Centre, Salisbury. Please visit their website to book onto one of their Spring Open Days.

Industry standard equipment 

You’ll develop your craft skills using digital cinema cameras including the Sony FS7 and FS5, and also professional 16mm and 35mm celluloid film cameras, nonlinear edit suites, 16mm Steenbeck editing tables, location lighting, dollies and track. Over the course of your studies, you will also learn production skills including producing, directing, production management, and screenwriting. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Wiltshire College and University Centre, Salisbury

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 4 week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

Places still available to study this September with flexibility in our entry requirements.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or apply online.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 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.

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 704kb)

Placements

We recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

All you need to know about placements

Your application

This course will suit applicants who:

  • Demonstrate both intellectual and creative abilities
  • Show an understanding of film making principles
  • Have an appreciation of cinematography
  • Possess a strong awareness of different film genres and histories
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

Film and TV production has become ever-more sophisticated over the years and you need to be versatile with a good understanding of the industry and the latest technology to get ahead. We have an excellent reputation within this competitive industry and our graduates consistently go on to work on high-profile TV and film projects.

Many of our graduates have gone on to work in various roles on high profile and prestigious productions such as 1917, Tenet, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Avengers: Endgame, Wonder Woman 1984, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Spectre, Paddington and Jurassic World: Dominion.

Careers advice and resources

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes

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