BA (Hons) Film and Television

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Course code P311

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Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2017, 2018
Entry Requirements

Want to break into the film and TV industry? Then this innovative and highly-practical course - with a roll call of students who’ve scooped Royal Television Society Awards – we will boost your quest.

You’ll rapidly develop high-level technical, creative and professional skills through hands-on studies to produce quality films and television programmes.

Why Choose University of Cumbria?

The stunning landscapes make Cumbria a popular location for professional film and TV companies – in recent years it has hosted Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Snow White and the Huntsman, World War Z and The Avengers: Infinity War.

And, because of our great links with major film companies, students get the chance to work on large-scale professional productions, getting great first-hand experience, which has led to work offers.

Every week you’ll be out planning, shooting or editing a film, working on a wide range of projects - from commercials to documentaries; scripts to multi-camera productions; short films to music videos.

  • 75% of your learning will be in practical sessions
  • You’ll learn industry processes to gain a solid foundation in the diverse skillset required for the film and TV industry
  • We’ll encourage you to be creative and develop your own style by exploring genre, story structure and studying film grammar
  • Visits from professional TV practitioners and filmmakers means you get great the chance to make good industry contacts
  • Boost your future job prospects by learning entrepreneurial skills – how to market yourself, how to get your work seen and the skills you need for self-employment
  • Learn current professional practice and to operate the equipment used by industry professionals
  • Full access to production facilities and up-to-date technology
  • Create a minimum of 10 portfolio-ready pieces of work to present to potential employer

Our students have beaten off strong competition to win Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards every single year - in 2016 University of Cumbria Film and TV students won 4 out of 6 regional student RTS awards.

Our tutors come directly from industry and bring with them the latest industry techniques, workflows and knowledge.

Guaranteed accommodation

Apply to any Undergraduate course before 30 September 2017 and we can offer you a guaranteed place in University of Cumbria owned or partnered accommodation.

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Course Study Options

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Integrated Foundation Year