About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll be introduced to various types of media, both in theory and practice, and will develop an understanding of the skills and concepts required by the creative industries. You’ll explore historical approaches towards images and the social power they embody and will undertake an individual or group project to produce work that reflects the culture of 'image'.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Film BA (Hons) degree.
We’ll give you a broad introduction to film, developing your analytical skills and knowledge of contemporary developments in the international film industry. You’ll also study all aspects of audio-visual production, developing a range of practical and craft skills to write, shoot and edit your own films.
While your first year provides a common, broad-based introduction to film through a set of core modules, as you advance through the levels you will become increasingly independent as a learner. You can explore the aspects of film that interest you and are most relevant to your chosen career path.
We’ll also help equip you with the employability skills you’ll need for your future career. Real-world experience is at the heart of your degree and you’ll complete professional work placements as part of your studies.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have had the opportunity to become a confident, engaged, skilled professional with extensive specialist knowledge, the ability to generate and communicate original ideas, and a mastery of all the crafts of filmmaking.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Develop your portfolio. We’ll inspire you to create your best work in the classroom, on set and during your professional work placements.
- Professional placements give you real-world experience so you can be a working filmmaker before you graduate.
- Free equipment loans from our Media Centre give you access to a range of cameras, lighting and sound equipment.
You’ll have access to industry-standard spaces and equipment including production rooms, Mac and PC editing suites and TV, radio and photography studios. These specialist facilities will enable you to develop your practical and technical skills, produce a portfolio of professional work across different media platforms and prepare you for your graduate career in the industry.