Film Production Technology (top-up)

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 1.5 years full-time
UCAS code: W690
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

This BSc degree is for people who want to top up their HND or equivalent qualification to a film production technology degree.

This top-up course will give you the artistic, creative and technical skills to achieve your goals in film production. You’ll study topics from a variety of film and TV modules in production and post production. We combine the technical, creative and craft skills of production with the equally important understanding of the national and international film business.

It’s ideal if you have a HND or a Foundation degree in a related field and want a full Honours degree which takes one and a half academic years to achieve. The course is delivered by experienced industry practitioners with ongoing real world projects. They also maintain continued research to ensure the course is consistently up to date with the most current trends and practices.

You’ll study topics from a huge variety of film and TV modules. Our academics productions have appeared on BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 5 among others. Our alumni have direct links with BAFTA and the Royal Television Society, with a number of our students winning awards. We 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 Stoke Your Fires Film Festival.

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

Course content

Whilst studying you’ll get to use our cutting-edge equipment and facilities. These include a large purpose-built multi camera HD studio and green screen studio, post production suites (Avid and Premiere Pro), state-of-the-art digital cinema and HD cameras, DSLR cameras and a wide range of grip equipment.

We have strong links with industry to help you find work experience or a work placement which will be critical to your early success as a filmmaker. Envy Post, Molinare and Disney have all offered work placements and work experience opportunities, with former students going on to employment. Gaining work experience and networking with industry is integrated into the course.

In the final year you will bring all of these skills together in a major self-directed project, where you can choose what to create as your final showreel piece. This can include feature film production, documentary production, project development, product design and testing. It could also be a technical skills project such as cinematography or editing.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course.

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Studio Production Multi-camera Long Form Optional
Documentary Production Long Form Optional
Film Production Optional
Cinematography & Editing Optional
Group Film and TV Project Optional
Advanced Negotiated Project Optional
Work Experience in Film Optional
Business and Production 3 Optional
Semester 2
Module title
Studio Production Multi-camera Long Form Optional
Documentary Production Long Form Optional
Film Production Optional
Cinematography & Editing Optional
Group Film and TV Project Optional
Advanced Negotiated Project Optional
Work Experience in Film Optional
Advanced Documentary Optional

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Film Technology Research Project Compulsory
Film Technology Portfolio Project Compulsory

Teaching 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.