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Digital Film and Post Production Technology

BSc (Hons)

Industry recognised

Supported by Creative Skillset & Sector Skills Council

98% employability

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017

Strong industry links

These will help you to secure a work placement

UCAS code:
W619
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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This BSc degree is for people who want to specialise in editing, colour grading and post production effects.

Accredited by Creative Skillset, our degree combines technical, creative and artistic learning. If you dream of becoming a renowned video or film editor, or if you love short films, feature films, television, documentaries or music videos, this course could be for you. It’s ideal if you want to specialise in editing, colour grading or post production effects.

Our strong links with industry will help you to secure a work placement that will, ultimately, be critical to your early success as a filmmaker or post production specialist. You’ll also get to work on live industry briefs and listen to guest speakers who will provide inspiration.

Our academics and alumni have worked on BAFTA, Emmy and Oscar nominated films. They have exhibited and premiered films at festivals such as Raindance, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh and London Short Film Festival.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Digital Film and Post Production Technology

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Digital Film and Post Production Technology

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Digital Film and Post Production Technology

Work placements

You will attend a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Course content

You’ll develop skills in post production, filmmaking, ideas generation, creative and technical post production. You’ll cover fundamental and professional techniques that will enable you to create and produce short films, documentaries and music videos. These include editing, grading, post production effects, production planning, producing, directing, cinematography, lighting and sound recording, editing and grading.

From day one, you’ll be using cutting-edge equipment and facilities. These include a large purpose-built TV HD studio with green screen, post production suites, state-of-the-art digital cinema cameras, HD cameras and DSLR cameras. You’ll use software such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Da Vinci Resolve, Autodesk, The Foundry, Pixel Logic and Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

This course is highly practical and you’ll develop your teamwork skills from the start. You’ll learn through practical workshops, seminars, lectures and field trips. Our staff and students have worked on films screened at film festivals including: London, Raindance, Sundance, Melbourne and Berlin. Opportunities like this will give you experience of working on a range of film and TV productions, and therefore enhance your employability.

You’ll develop skills in post production, filmmaking, ideas generation, creative and technical post production. You’ll cover fundamental and professional techniques that will enable you to create and produce short films, documentaries and music videos. These include editing, grading, post production effects, production planning, producing, directing, cinematography, lighting and sound recording, editing and grading.

From day one, you’ll be using cutting-edge equipment and facilities. These include a large purpose-built TV HD studio with green screen, post production suites, state-of-the-art digital cinema cameras, HD cameras and DSLR cameras. You’ll use software such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Da Vinci Resolve, Autodesk, The Foundry, Pixel Logic and Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

This course is highly practical and you’ll develop your teamwork skills from the start. You’ll learn through practical workshops, seminars, lectures and field trips. Our staff and students have worked on films screened at film festivals including: London, Raindance, Sundance, Melbourne and Berlin. Opportunities like this will give you experience of working on a range of film and TV productions, and therefore enhance your employability.

You’ll develop skills in post production, filmmaking, ideas generation, creative and technical post production. You’ll cover fundamental and professional techniques that will enable you to create and produce short films, documentaries and music videos. These include editing, grading, post production effects, production planning, producing, directing, cinematography, lighting and sound recording, editing and grading.

From day one, you’ll be using cutting-edge equipment and facilities. These include a large purpose-built TV HD studio with green screen, post production suites, state-of-the-art digital cinema cameras, HD cameras and DSLR cameras. You’ll use software such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Da Vinci Resolve, Autodesk, The Foundry, Pixel Logic and Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.

This course is highly practical and you’ll develop your teamwork skills from the start. You’ll learn through practical workshops, seminars, lectures and field trips. Our staff and students have worked on films screened at film festivals including: London, Raindance, Sundance, Melbourne and Berlin. Opportunities like this will give you experience of working on a range of film and TV productions, and therefore enhance your employability.

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.

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.

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.

Creative Skillset logo

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.

Creative Skillset logo

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.

Creative Skillset logo

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
Introduction to Sound
Production
Post Production
Digital Compositing for Editors
Film and TV Development 1
Year 2 compulsory modules
Animation for Editors
Film Production
Cinematography & Editing
Sound Design for Visual Media
Film and TV Development 2
Colour Grading for Digital Video
Year 3 compulsory modules
Music Video
Film Technology Research Project
Film and TV Development 3
Streaming Media Technology
Film Technology Research Project
Film Technology Portfolio Project

Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM
  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM
  • Typical UCAS offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: DMM

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Careers

Popular professions for graduates from this degree include director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and visual effects artist. Many graduates work for major companies such as Industrial Light and Magic, Weta, Granada, Technicolor, Envy Post, Double Negative, Framestore, Endemol, BBC, Manchester United, Manchester City, Title Role, ITV and BBC Sport. Some of our graduates are also independent filmmakers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andy Paton
Andy PatonCourse Leader

Andy is a filmmaker and editor with credits on feature films, shorts films and music videos. He has an MA in Film Theory and Practice and particular expertise in film production, digital post production and course development.

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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

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

Mode of study
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

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).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BSc (Hons)
Full-time
17 September 2018
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BSc (Hons)
Full-time
09 September 2019

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