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Film and Television Production Technology Top Up Bsc (Hons)

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  • Is this course for you?

    We’re offering you the chance to top-up your existing foundation degree (or equivalent qualification) to a BSc (Hons) in Film and Television Production Technology.

    Whether you want a career in directing, editing, producing, cinematography, lighting or sound design, this course is designed to provide the advanced skills and filmmaking experience to kickstart a career behind the scenes in digital film production.

    This Staffordshire University qualification combines practical filmmaking and specialist research to develop sustainable skills for employment. Students are challenged to create a feature feature-length film from script to screen – to be filmed in just 72 hours! The finished piece will be premiered at the Lichfield Guildhall in the summer.

    Through this course, students refine their practical skills expertise to enable them to become a confident member of any production team. With plenty of tutor support and guidance, many of our graduates successfully gain industry employment or start their own production companies. Former students have won film festival awards for their feature films.

    You will have access to our specialist filmmaking equipment, film studio and dedicated edit suite for degree students, where you will be able to create your own working environment with other students studying the same course.

    Use the button above to enquire about this course.

  • Required qualifications

    To study this course, you will need a Level 5 qualification (Foundation Degree or HND) in film or media.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Much of the learning is ‘hands-on’ with students working on independent and group film projects, including the production of a feature film, which will premiere at the Lichfield Guildhall.

    You will refine your skills in cinematography, directing, scriptwriting, audio production, lighting and post-production – choosing which production roles they want to develop further. You will also become proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.

    The management pathway develops the skills (and portfolio) required for a career as a producer, production manager, art director, location manager or 1st assistant director. You will explore Hollywood film development, marketing and exhibition to understand the lucrative tricks of the trade used by the major film studios.

    The final research project and digital film is are based on a specific topic of your choice; giving you the opportunity to develop expert knowledge and practical skills directly relevant to your chosen career.

    The award aims to develop skills in:

    • Advanced digital film production, lighting and sound
    • Advanced digital post-production
    • Film development, marketing and exhibition
    • Research project and practical piece of your choice
  • Careers

    Careers available to graduates include; Film director, camera operator, editor, animator, producer, lighting technician, location manager, visual effects designer, art director, distribution executive, assistant director, online video content producer.

    Past students have gone on to work for broadcasters, digital video production companies, set up their own businesses and produce award winning films.

    This course will provide graduates with the advanced filmmaking skills and knowledge required to obtain employment in the highly competitive film and television industry.

    Creative industries drive economic growth across the UK – on track to create one million new jobs by 2030. The average salary for creative jobs in Birmingham is £32,000 – £55,000 and combine cutting-edge digital technology and creativity. , there were an estimated 245,000 jobs in the TV, film, radio and photography sector last year, alone.

    The UK Film & TV sector is an international success story at the forefront of the digital revolution. The home entertainment video market rose by 10% last year, generating £2.34 billion. Cinema admissions reached their highest since 1970.

  • Work experience

    The practical nature of this course means students will be working with actors, liaising with industry professionals and producing film content to be shared with an audience. Additional work-based learning opportunities are readily available from Lumina Studios, our in-house video production company.

  • English and maths

    Through script writing, editing, production planning, budgeting, cinematography, researching and using Adobe software, English, maths and IT skills are developed throughout the whole course. As a communications industry, these core skills are at the forefront of digital film and television production.

  • Other important information

    Students require general stationery, folders and notebooks for lecture notes and coursework. Those who prefer to take notes electronically may wish to use their personal laptop or tablet device in class. Lichfield College offers a Learning Resource Centre where students can access computers and printers if they wish.

    All students need a portable hard drive no smaller than 1TB for storing practical work (approx. £40) and a set of headphones for monitoring sound in the edit suite (approx. £15). Students may download e-books or access hard copies of literature from the e-library for free. However, those who wish to purchase their own books independently can expect to spend around £80.

    We run optional trips to Harry Potter Studios and Disneyland Paris. Costs are dependent on the number of students who wish to participate.

    Students may wish to hire locations, specialist equipment and professional actors when carrying out their practical films. These may incur costs but are not mandatory. Students may wish to utilise funds from Maintenance Loans to cover additional costs and production expenses. To raise production budgets, students are invited to raise funds to purchase set building materials, props and to cover travel expenses.

    The cost of this full-time course is £5,950 p.a.

  • Is this course for you?

    We’re offering you the chance to top-up your existing foundation degree (or equivalent qualification) to a BSc (Hons) in Film and Television Production Technology.

    Whether you want a career in directing, editing, producing, cinematography, lighting or sound design, this course is designed to provide the advanced skills and filmmaking experience to kickstart a career behind the scenes in digital film production.

    This Staffordshire University qualification combines practical filmmaking and specialist research to develop sustainable skills for employment. Students are challenged to create a feature feature-length film from script to screen – to be filmed in just 72 hours! The finished piece will be premiered at the Lichfield Guildhall in the summer.

    Through this course, students refine their practical skills expertise to enable them to become a confident member of any production team. With plenty of tutor support and guidance, many of our graduates successfully gain industry employment or start their own production companies. Former students have won film festival awards for their feature films.

    You will have access to our specialist filmmaking equipment, film studio and dedicated edit suite for degree students, where you will be able to create your own working environment with other students studying the same course.

    Use the button above to enquire about this course.

  • Required qualifications

    To study this course, you will need a Level 5 qualification (Foundation Degree or HND) in film or media.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Much of the learning is ‘hands-on’ with students working on independent and group film projects, including the production of a feature film, which will premiere at the Lichfield Guildhall.

    You will refine your skills in cinematography, directing, scriptwriting, audio production, lighting and post-production – choosing which production roles they want to develop further. You will also become proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.

    The management pathway develops the skills (and portfolio) required for a career as a producer, production manager, art director, location manager or 1st assistant director. You will explore Hollywood film development, marketing and exhibition to understand the lucrative tricks of the trade used by the major film studios.

    The final research project and digital film is are based on a specific topic of your choice; giving you the opportunity to develop expert knowledge and practical skills directly relevant to your chosen career.

    The award aims to develop skills in:

    • Advanced digital film production, lighting and sound
    • Advanced digital post-production
    • Film development, marketing and exhibition
    • Research project and practical piece of your choice
  • Careers

    Careers available to graduates include; Film director, camera operator, editor, animator, producer, lighting technician, location manager, visual effects designer, art director, distribution executive, assistant director, online video content producer.

    Past students have gone on to work for broadcasters, digital video production companies, set up their own businesses and produce award winning films.

    This course will provide graduates with the advanced filmmaking skills and knowledge required to obtain employment in the highly competitive film and television industry.

    Creative industries drive economic growth across the UK – on track to create one million new jobs by 2030. The average salary for creative jobs in Birmingham is £32,000 – £55,000 and combine cutting-edge digital technology and creativity. , there were an estimated 245,000 jobs in the TV, film, radio and photography sector last year, alone.

    The UK Film & TV sector is an international success story at the forefront of the digital revolution. The home entertainment video market rose by 10% last year, generating £2.34 billion. Cinema admissions reached their highest since 1970.

  • Work experience

    The practical nature of this course means students will be working with actors, liaising with industry professionals and producing film content to be shared with an audience. Additional work-based learning opportunities are readily available from Lumina Studios, our in-house video production company.

  • English and maths

    Through script writing, editing, production planning, budgeting, cinematography, researching and using Adobe software, English, maths and IT skills are developed throughout the whole course. As a communications industry, these core skills are at the forefront of digital film and television production.

  • Other important information

    Students require general stationery, folders and notebooks for lecture notes and coursework. Those who prefer to take notes electronically may wish to use their personal laptop or tablet device in class. Lichfield College offers a Learning Resource Centre where students can access computers and printers if they wish.

    All students need a portable hard drive no smaller than 1TB for storing practical work (approx. £40) and a set of headphones for monitoring sound in the edit suite (approx. £15). Students may download e-books or access hard copies of literature from the e-library for free. However, those who wish to purchase their own books independently can expect to spend around £80.

    We run optional trips to Harry Potter Studios and Disneyland Paris. Costs are dependent on the number of students who wish to participate.

    Students may wish to hire locations, specialist equipment and professional actors when carrying out their practical films. These may incur costs but are not mandatory. Students may wish to utilise funds from Maintenance Loans to cover additional costs and production expenses. To raise production budgets, students are invited to raise funds to purchase set building materials, props and to cover travel expenses.

    The cost of this full-time course is £5,950 p.a.