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Experimental Film Production

BA (Hons)

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Industry-standard facilities

Including 4K Cameras, Shoot Studios, Post Production facilities.

UCAS code:
W621
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
16 September 2019
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This BA degree is for people who want to combine being an artist with becoming a filmmaker of the future.

Our unique Experimental Film Production degree lets you combine being a creative artist with becoming a filmmaker of the future. It is ideal if you’re interested in establishing a career in film, television and the arts.

You’ll have access to our media production centre, including purpose-built sound studios and film studios. This will provide you with the facilities to produce innovative and creative films in the areas of experimental film via technical, conceptual and aesthetic exploration. You’ll develop ideas and use creativity to challenge audience perceptions of traditional filmmaking.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Experimental Film Production

Part-time study

Part-time study is available, and students mirror the full-time timetable with a reduced number of modules each year, i.e. a maximum of 90 credits per academic year of study.

Course content

During this course, you’ll develop your practical filmmaking skills and explore the historical and contemporary development of experimental film and video art. We also provide up-to-date industry information through guest speakers, such as artists and successful graduates.

We will teach you how to experiment with filmmaking styles, make up new genres and play with technology in new ways. Our media production centre includes purpose-built sound studios and film studios, as well as industry-standard audio and video post-production suites. You’ll also have access to technology such as 4K cameras, old school LomoKino cameras, innovative glitch software and lighting kits.

You will have the opportunity to network with the arts and film industries through visits. Previous students have been on trips to places such as MediaCity. Residential trips are also available on this course. In the past, we have provided a three-day location shoot in the Lake District, a five-day trip to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, and visits to UK film festivals and art galleries.

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.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020 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 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Cinema Studies
Craft Skills for Film Production
Film Production Processes
Ideas Development & Pre-Production
Non-Fiction Film Production
Year 2 compulsory modules
Advanced Craft Skills for Film Production
How to Experiment! Developing Experimental Filmmaking Practice
Fiction Film Production
Film Industry Practise
Screenwriting
Year 3 compulsory modules
BA Film Project
Contextual Studies & Research Methods
Film Dissertation
Personal Presentation & Portfolio
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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

Graduates from Experimental Film Production are successfully pursuing careers in film and television and visual arts industries all over the world. They are working in a broad variety of roles, such as artist filmmakers, visual artists, producers, cinematographers, editors and musicians.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops. 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.

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 projects. 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 AccessAbility Services support 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.

Staff

All of our academic and technical staff are passionate about sharing their many years of industry experience. In fact, many of them are current professionals working in the fields of experimental filmmaking and art practice.

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 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
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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