• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe Campus
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2017

Course Overview

We want your ideas and your imagination to become part of our course. Whether that's in writing the scripts, filming on location, editing, digital effects, or directing and producing the  whole film, you'll find you have lots of opportunities to be a creative filmmaker at Bucks New University.

From the lecture hall to the cutting-room floor
Through a mix of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, we help you learn the skills you need in a modern media business. You’ll cover camera, lighting, sound, editing and all elements of planning and pre-production, bringing them together to produce a range of fiction and non-fiction films.

We treat you like professional filmmakers. Films are analysed and deconstructed so you can apply those techniques to your work. Our students don't just stop at learning about film and television, they cover webcasting as well.

Expert teaching from professionals in their fields
The course team have a range of experience in the film and television industry. We teach in professional standard recording and filmmaking facilities. As well as lectures, we have professional masterclasses, guest speakers, and work experience opportunities designed to prepare you for a career in film and television.

Students also benefit from filming weeks, location shooting and outside broadcasts. All of these have different demands and require flexible and organised thinking.

We are accredited by the following bodies:

Course Details

UCAS CODE: PW36

Our course has been awarded the Creative Skillset tick. This is the industry’s recognised approval that we give our students the skills needed for a job in the media.

We create the industry on campus, giving our students every opportunity to collaborate across courses, just like the real world. Work with our audio specialists on the Audio and Music Production course and our selection of new stars in the Performing Arts course.

Film and Television is mostly taught in our newest building, the Gateway building. It’s equipped with modern suites and brand-new facilities.

We use professional Panasonic and Canon cameras. And in our private and communal editing suites, you’ll get the chance to become skilled with all our post-production software including Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Work for the BBC
Every month, Bucks students work with BBC Introducing, a project for unsigned artists to promote themselves online. Working with Audio and Music Production students, you’ll record, edit and direct all footage.

Recently, our students have been working with Watford FC filming their matches in the Championship. They recorded live footage from the home games and some of our 2015 graduates were taken on by CTV as soon as their studies were completed, and are now working on productions such as Sky’s coverage of Ashes cricket and the BBC’s Match of the Day.

Other students and graduates have worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Pan (2015), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and lots more.

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis. You are also required to submit an electronic portfolio.

Once you have submitted your application through UCAS we will contact you to request your electronic portfolio of work in order to assess your suitability to study this course. Read our portfolio guidance notes (PDF format).

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Film Language and Analysis
  • Production Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Writing for Film and Television

Year 2 Modules

  • Advanced Technical Skills
  • Art Film and Music Video (optional)
  • Breaking Film and TV Conventions
  • Introduction to Sports and Events Production (optional)
  • Production Choices
  • Writing and Producing Fiction (optional)

Year 3 Modules

  • Applied Sports and Events Production (optional)
  • Creative Portfolio Production (optional)
  • Independent Production Project (optional)
  • Independent Script Project (optional)
  • Industry Practice Research Project (optional)
  • New Media and Current Trends
  • Professional Preparation

Fees

How much does it cost

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Full Time Home and EU: £9,250 per year

Full Time International: £10,500 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.

For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020
student.centre@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow

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Employability

What are my career prospects

We provide you with the opportunity to work in placements where you’ll gain real experience. Many of our students end up being fully employed by the company they worked for during their placement.

Some of these companies include: BBC, Chyron-Hego, BT Sport, CTV, Celador Productions, Nickelodeon, Pinewood Studios, Sky Sports, SKY TV and Talkback Thames.

You’ll get the chance to work on big projects In 2012, we had more than 25 undergraduates employed across many of the London Olympics sites, from Dorney Lake to the Olympic stadia. These students have now graduated and are working in sports and live events broadcast, a direct result of our commitment to working closely with our industry partners for the benefit of our graduating students.

In 2015 Bucks graduate Rob Brandon directed the chart-topping video ‘Budapest’ for artist George Ezra.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?
Throughout the time you spend with us, we’ll support you on route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable, and good leaders.

We run work placements for our students, giving you the opportunity to develop within a work background. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.

We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employment pages to find out more.