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Advertising, Film and Music Video Production

BA (Hons)

96% employability

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017

Professional body accreditation

British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society (BKSTS)

Industry-standard facilities

Including HDTV Centre, professional equipment and green screen

UCAS code:
WN66
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 23 June 2019
16 September 2019 - 21 June 2020
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This BA degree is for people who want to work with clients to produce commercials, music videos and branded content.

If you love music videos, TV adverts and promotional videos, this hands-on film production course will equip you with the skills and expertise necessary to succeed in the commercial film production industry.

You’ll learn about ideas generation, proposal writing, pitching, budget control and client management. Essential in today’s fast-paced world, you’ll also learn how to produce creative films to a predetermined client brief and a specific deadline. And you’ll find out what’s needed to fulfil the target audience’s expectations.

With accreditation from Creative Skillset and the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) - and membership of the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI) - our Advertising, Film and Music Video Production degree will prepare you for a career in creative film production.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Advertising, Film and Music Video Production

Course content

In Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll learn about the professional production process in detail. You’ll work on commercials, corporate projects and music promos. You’ll also develop your communication skills and learn to work in the technical and creative roles of film production.

In your final year, you’ll complete up to three major productions for real clients. You’ll work on live projects with local and national organisations as well as charities, advertising agencies and competitions.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

Professional body accreditation

This course is recognised by Creative Skillset, Sector Skills Council and carries the Creative Skillset Tick for the purposes of indicating courses best suited to prepare for a Creative Industries career.

Accredited by the International Moving Image Society (IMIS)

Creative Skillset

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Crew: Production Process
Studying Film & Media Production
Crew: Film/Programme Production
Independent Skills Development
Year 2 compulsory modules
Individual: Preproduction & Film/Programme Production
Creativity for Sound & Moving Image
Professional Film Practice
Developing Sound & Moving Images
Year 3 compulsory modules
Negotiated Project For Advertising, Film and Music Video Production
Research, Analysis and Communication Assignment
Individual Negotiated Film/Project
Design Futures for Advertising, Film and Music Video Production

Entry requirements

We use UCAS points in our offer-making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM
  • Foundation Diploma Art and Design: Pass with Merit if taken

All applicants are individually assessed via interview with portfolio.

Facilities

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • The Farm Group, MediaCityUK, Manchester
  • Chief Productions, Manchester
  • Lime Pictures, Liverpool
  • Double Negative, London
  • QVC, London
  • HSI, London
  • Envy Post Production, London
  • Halo Post Production, London
  • Red Bull, Media House, Austria
  • The Mill, Los Angeles

Many others have set up as freelance filmmakers.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

David Wheeler
David WheelerCourse Leader

A former BBC cameraman, David Wheeler has worked as a freelance film director all around the world. David is a champion of peer-assisted learning and mentoring, and loves helping students achieve their career potential.

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For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Our students

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Lauren Hatchard
Film Production graduate

Thanks to Staffordshire University, I felt I could connect, converse and engage with professionals on a level where I understood the film industry terminology, production process and to showcase my knowledge of the industry standard software and equipment.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
17 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
16 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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