Why study this course?
The BA Film and Television Production is a dynamic production-focussed course for aspiring filmmakers. The skills you acquire will allow you to work in specialist and broad-based media roles. You’ll produce a wide range of film and television productions, creating a portfolio of moving image work spanning diverse genres and formats including short fiction film, documentary and multi-camera TV studio production alongside constantly changing new and emerging practice such as client-led, online and interactive content.
This long-established course has a strong employability and industry focus, consistently supporting and developing student filmmakers to produce work of the highest standard. In 2019 our students were nominated for two Royal Television Society awards for their graduation films, going on to win the factual (documentary film) category.
More about this course
Our award-winning lecturers have a wealth of experience in the film and television industries. Alongside this we invite a range of guest speakers to deliver masterclasses including workshops led by BAFTA winning directors and producers.
Students build on their production knowledge, appraising and analysing the work of other filmmakers from both a critical and audience perspective, giving them the ability to talk about their films and contextualise their practice. This is linked to our industry and employability focus by a series of image and industry modules which prepare students for roles in film, television and the wider creative industries.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)
Film and TV Practice 1 (core, 30 credits)
Film and TV Production 1 (core, 30 credits)
Film and Television Histories (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
Film and TV Industry Roles (core, 15 credits)
Film and TV Practice 2 (core, 30 credits)
Film and TV Production 2 (core, 30 credits)
Hollywood Industry and Politics (core, 15 credits)
Hollywood Stardom, Genre and Authorship (core, 15 credits)
Scripting Performance for Screen (core, 15 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
Film and TV Industry Careers (core, 15 credits)
Film and TV Production Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
Major Film and TV Projects (core, 60 credits)
Work Based Learning for Film and Television (core, 15 credits)
Where this course can take you
Graduates of this course can pursue postgraduate study, or work in a variety of fields, including the creative and cultural industries, film criticism and academia.
As the hub of the film and television industries in the UK, London provides many options for students, both in organisations such as the British Film Institute, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and in the numerous independent production companies located across the city.