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Overview

The Film programme at Leeds Trinity develops a deep understanding of film as an art form and cultural phenomenon in a range of social and cultural contexts; equips you with the creative and technical skills required to produce your own distinctive work to a professional standard; and cultivates your employability skills in preparation for your future career.

We want you to graduate as a confident, skilled professional. We achieve this by giving you plenty of experience of actual productions. This enables you to understand the range of roles involved in film production and learn how best to carry these out. This is built upon in your professional placements in the first and second year where you will learn first-hand about work within the media industries.

 


Course Benefits

  • Our Media Centre houses industry-standard equipment for you to use both in class and for your own production work.
  • We are well-connected with professional contacts in the industry.
  • Academic support from active researchers recognised internationally.
  • There are opportunities to study abroad.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

Alongside gaining insights into the production process you will also be exploring the world of film in depth. This will equip you with not only a detailed knowledge and understanding of film but also the research and communication skills that are necessary for success in academic work and beyond.

The degree is structured in such a way that your knowledge and understanding of film and your ability to critically analyse it can be assessed not only in written work but also through the content and quality of your production work. When you graduate we want you to be asking interesting questions and finding compelling ways of communicating them to the world.

New students will be able to access their academic timetable via e:Vision once they have formally registered on their programme of study. Registration will normally open at least two weeks before the start of teaching.

Read our full course terms and conditions.


 Year 1

In year one you will study a range of cores modules that will cover a combination of practical and theoretical subjects related to your degree. These will include Analysing Film which explores the form and style of motion pictures. Introduction to Scriptwriting on which you will explore ideas generation and development, narrative structure, character development, synopses, treatments and One Pages. Camera, Photography and Lighting provides a practical understanding of basic videography and photography utilising entry level Video and Photography cameras. International Film Industries introduces you to the contemporary film industry internationally, contrasting the Hollywood business model with alternative modes of production. Audio Production will introduce the basic concepts and practical skills required in recording and producing audio for film, television and podcast production. Editing/Post-Production provides a practical understanding of basic video editing utilising a suite of Post Production/non-linear tools Your final module will be the Professional Development and Placement programme. This will comprise of CV assembly, Media sector job analysis, a personal strengths audit and presentations from a range of employers.

Year 2

In your second year you will study a combination of core and option modules, allowing you to create your own pathway by exploring some of the subjects from year one in further detail. Core modules include: Researching Media, Film and Culture, which introduces you to a range of approaches to research in the fields of media, film and culture, and to the processes involved in formulating a research proposal. Theorising Film develops your understanding of theories of cinema and your ability to theorise about the cinema, contributing to your core knowledge of the medium and your critical thinking and research skills. The year two Professional Development and Placement programme builds upon year one work, helping develop skills in team and group work. Option modules include the following: Script to Screen, Digital Effects, Radio and Podcast Production, Documentary: Theory and Practice, Digital Narratives, UK Film Industry, Understanding Disney, Myths, Meaning and Movies, Television Genres, Online Community Management and a Negotiated Study module.

Year 3

In your final year you will study one core Media module - Media, Film and Culture Research A. This module is worth 40-credits and develops the nature of academic research and builds on skills introduced in years one and two. You will apply specific research skills to an extended piece of independent work. The topic of which will reflect your personal interests. You will have a greater choice of option modules in year three, which will include the following: Creative Media, Advanced Documentary and Advanced Short Film Production, Radio and Podcast Production, Transmedia Production, Mapping the Audio-Visual Landscape, European Cinema, Contemporary Cult TV, Contemporary Cultural Issues, Computational Film Analysis, Film and Television Adaptation, Science Fiction, Transmedia Production, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Professional Learning Through Work, and a Negotiated Study module.​

If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not be run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • MFC4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • MFC4012 - Professional Development and Placement - Media, Film and Culture 1
  • MFC4082 - Analysing Film
  • MFC4352 - Introduction to Script Writing
  • MFC4401 - Audio Production
  • MFC4412 - Camera, Photography and Lighting
  • MFC4421 - Editing/Post-production
  • MFC4432 - International Film Industries: Contemporary Issues and Debates

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • MFC5012 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • MFC5032 - Researching, Media, Film and Culture
  • MFC5042 - Script to Screen
  • MFC5052 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC5062 - Digital Effects
  • MFC5072 - UK Film Industry
  • MFC5102 - Screening Performance
  • MFC5112 - Understanding Disney
  • MFC5122 - Myths, Meaning and Movies
  • MFC5132 - Television Genres
  • MFC5202 - Documentary: Theory and Practice
  • MFC5572 - Digital Narratives
  • MFC5582 - Online Community Management
  • MFC5602 - Theorising Film
  • MFC5632 - Negotiated Study Module

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • MFC6022 - Creative Media
  • MFC6032 - Radio and Podcast Production
  • MFC6044 - Advanced Documentary Production
  • MFC6092 - Contemporary Cultural Issues
  • MFC6102 - Mapping the Audio-Visual Landscape
  • MFC6112 - European Cinema
  • MFC6162 - Film and Television Adaptation
  • MFC6172 - Spiritualities, the Sacred and the Screen
  • MFC6182 - Science Fiction
  • MFC6202 - Contemporary Cult Television
  • MFC6234 - Media, Film & Culture Research A
  • MFC6322 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • MFC6404 - Advanced Short Film Production
  • MFC6564 - Transmedia Production
  • MFC6582 - Computational Film Analysis
  • MFC6602 - Negotiated Study

Learning and Teaching

Year 1 – 22.6% of scheduled learning and teaching; 336 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 914 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 2 – 19.4% of scheduled learning and teaching; 266 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 864 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 3 – 13.8% of scheduled learning and teaching; 165 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,035 hours of independent teaching

 

Modules on this course are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group seminars; and production/practical modules through large and smaller group production-based workshops.

On this course students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules, which feature six-week work placements during Levels 4 and 5 sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on their learning.

At Level 6, Single Honours Film and Media students will register for a 20-credit Film Research module where a dissertation or research project (on a subject chosen by the student) will be produced; this is achieved through independent learning and study with the support of a designated tutor. 

All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors and our alumni in their final year. You will have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to your graduate prospects.
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At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. 

This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.  
We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.


Assessment


Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 – 92.5% coursework; 7.5% practical exams

Year 2 – 90.6% coursework; 9.4% practical exams

Year 3 – 88.6% coursework; 11.4% practical exams

Assessments tailored to this course include group oral presentations, research portfolios, reports, production portfolios, artefacts (films) etc.

Students are offered a choice of assignment topics on a number of modules and can develop their own projects in modules adopting an 'independent learning' approach. All assignments however must meet the assessment criteria set for each assignment and module.

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars.

Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language.​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@l​eedstrinity.ac.uk​​.

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

​​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University 
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

Professional Work Placements

You will have the opportunity to gain work experience in a Media sector environment relevant to your degree programme.

We have strong links with a number of key employers in the region and further afield. These include the BBC and YTV, independent production companies working in film, television and new media, Marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Leeds International Film Festival, and Media departments in schools and colleges.

We also boast our very own in-house professional production company, Trinity Vision. Trinity Vision works with local businesses and community organisations to develop video and media content, including promotional videos and idents. Trinity Vision clients include: The NHS, FisherKing Publications, Kirkstall Forge, Leeds City Council, Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France, Made In Leeds TV, Fettle Animation/BBC4 and Leeds Bradford Airport.

You can apply for a professional work placement at Trinity Vision and gain experience in camera skills, editing and new media. It's a great way to get noticed by potential employers and many of our placement students have gone on to work for Trinity Vision and its external clients after graduation.

More about placements

Our graduates go on to work in areas such as media production, film production, television and the creative industries.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA MarketingMA Creative Writing and MA Journalismwhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

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