Northumbria University Newcastle - Film and TV Production BA (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Film and TV Production BA (Hons)

This film and TV course takes a ‘learn by doing’ approach. You will write scripts, research concepts and make your own films and TV programmes. The strong practical element, coupled with a work placement ensure you will graduate with a diverse portfolio and the creative knowledge to take you into the broadcasting industry and beyond. Previous students have done work placements with companies such as Third Films,Arcus Studios, Twenty Six 03 and Candle & Bell Productions.

From developing ideas, to recording and post production you will be hands-on from the start. We firmly believe it’s the best way to learn.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points:

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Our strong connections with industry mean the degree has an excellent reputation with employers. We have worked closely with practicing specialists to design a course that develops versatile, creative graduates with the technical skills that are so important in this competitive industry.

On completion you will be well placed to move into a career as a producer, editor, director or screen writer. Graduates from the course include cinematographer Lol Crawley (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Four Lions, Utopia 2), director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) director of photography, Si Bell (Vera, Ripper Street, Fortitude) and screenwriter Sean Conway (Ray Donovan, All I See is You directed by Marc Forster (World War Z)).

Course Details

We embed a practical element into all aspects of the course, connecting the critical analysis of the lecture theatre to workshops and demonstrations. Whether you’re working on: live project briefs; as a student film crew on documentaries, dramas and experimental films; or developing screenplays and scripts, the majority of practical modules result in a piece of work that will enhance your graduate portfolio.

Assessment is varied and takes the form of class tests, presentations, portfolios of practical work, critical evaluations and essays. We will give you clear feedback on work highlighting the strengths and giving you a clear idea of ways to improve.

Year One

Film & TV Production 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Experimental Film 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Screenwriting 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Professional Practice 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Sound and Post Production 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Films for Filmmakers 1: Critical Concepts in Film and Television Studies (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Arts (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Two

Arts Study Abroad (60 credit) (Optional,60 Credits)
Arts Study Abroad (60 credit) Semester 1 (Optional,60 Credits)
Film Production 2 - Documentary (Optional,20 Credits)
Screenwriting 2 - Writer's Room (Optional,20 Credits)
Screenwriting 2 - Screenplay Workshop (Optional,20 Credits)
Professional Practice 2 (Core,20 Credits)
Film & TV Production 2 - Drama (Optional,20 Credits)
Directing Actors (Optional,20 Credits)
Creative Development (Optional,20 Credits)
Cinematography & Post Production (Optional,20 Credits)
Cultural Identities on Screen (Optional,20 Credits)
Media Events (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Arts (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Three

Arts Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Arts Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

Year Four

Film and TV Production 3 (Optional,40 Credits)
Screenwriting 3 (Optional,40 Credits)
Popular Music on Film and Television (Optional,20 Credits)
Cult Film and Television (Optional,20 Credits)
Adaptations on Film and TV (Optional,20 Credits)
Professional Practice 3 (Core,20 Credits)
Storyworlds (Optional,20 Credits)
The Modern Horror Film (Optional,20 Credits)
Experimental Film 2 (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Arts (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

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