Undergraduate Film and Media Degrees

Be a filmmaker, TV documentarian or radio programmer from day one of our Film and Media degrees.

You'll cover the key skills required in the film, media and broadcast sectors on all of our degrees in this area. But you'll also be able to focus on your desired specialism if you like.

You can pick a degree that focuses on theory, creative production or technical knowledge. Best of all, you can transfer to another degree if your first choice doesn't suit your career goals.

Whichever degree you choose, you'll learn through practice in the best possible environment. Our new £11.5 million Cadman Studios will be your home. The brand new production facilities on offer include a fully kitted out TV centre with control rooms. You'll also learn from lecturers with film and broadcast industry experience. They can give you the insights you need to get an edge over the competition when you graduate.

Courses

What our staff and students say

They understand what the film industry wants, in terms of technique, quality and accuracy. It's these skills that clearly helped me when entering the Virgin Media awards. The equipment we get to use on the course is great and prepares you for the real world of film making.

James Sieradzki - Film Production

I just wanted to make a film that says it's ok to be different. My lecturers were completely supportive throughout the course and really helped me make the film I wanted to.

Sophie Piggot - Media Film Production Award Winner

I didn't know I had this in me until I came to Staffordshire University. I started writing on the course and really enjoyed it. I've had fantastic support from my tutors, they've really encouraged me.

Manjit Singh Mattu - Film Production Technology

Facilities

We are one of the largest, best-equipped university film, sound and vision schools of our kind in the country.

We've a whole range of state-of-the-art facilities for you to use. They include a purpose-built TV studio, a broadcast newsroom, green-screen, radio studios, post-production suites and pro-standard portable location camera and sound equipment. Our production and post-production facilities support a variety of professional video and audio workflows on a range of specialist hardware and software packages. You'll find a real editorial environment for news content generation in our Staffs Live newsroom. We even have Stoke Regional Independent Film Theatre on campus. Operated entirely by volunteers, the Film Theatre is dedicated to showing cinema from around the world and is open to the public.

TV Centre

You'll use our HD Television Centre, which is equipped with broadcast standard technologies, green room, vision gallery and a comprehensive racks room.


Green Screen

You'll also have a large dedicated green screen compositing studio, a 3D motion-capture studio a large post-production edit facility.


Equipment

You'll be trained on and use pro-standard portable location camera and sound equipment throughout your course.


Take a 360 look at our TV Centre

Careers

Our graduates have secured work in a wide range of creative, technical and administrative positions in film, television, radio and new media.

You'll find lots of career options open to you. Our graduates work as directors, camera operators, cinematographers, producers, presenters, scriptwriters, documentary makers, and studio floor managers.

And we're rightly proud of them. They've worked on some prestigious projects, including:

  • The New Avengers
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Harry Potter
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Lark Rise to Candleford
  • Ballet Shoes
  • Marmaduke
  • Hustle
  • Nanny McPhee
  • Avatar
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Day of the Triffids
  • Big Brother
  • Match of the Day
  • Come Dine with Me
  • Britain's Got Talent

A number of our awards are accredited by the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) and the Sector Skills Council, Creative Skillset. Our students' work has also received recognition from the British Film Institute and the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI).

In fact, the quality of our students' and graduates' work is globally recognised, with an Oscar winner among our alumni. Others have awards from: UK's Royal Television Society, New Zealand's Uni Shorts, the Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinema, BAFTA, Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, and the Budapest and Melbourne Film Festivals.

Employment Opportunities:

Our graduates have found employment in these roles, among others:

  • Visual effects compositor
  • Post-production house editor
  • Camera operator
  • Sound designer and recordist
  • Special effects producer
  • Television researcher
  • Television and film director
  • Marketing and PR professional
  • Radio presenter
  • Production assistant
  • Journalist

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students.

This work experience may link to your course, or it could be in a broader field. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

From live radio and TV broadcasting to industry projects and commissions, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical knowhow. Imagine the thrill of pitching ideas to industry professionals, or seeing your work screened at London's National Film Theatre.

Thanks to enviable industry links, our students are often able to secure incredible work placements. Some join Unique, our in-house production company, while others work for leading names in film, TV and radio.

Graduate Destinations

Our graduates are highly successful in securing careers with top employers. You'll find them at companies such as:

  • BBC
  • Sky
  • Disney Channel
  • Double Negative
  • Aardman Animations
  • Envy Post
  • Warner Bros.
  • Channel 4
  • ITV
  • Granada TV
  • Framestore
  • Lime Pictures
  • Talkback
  • Creative England