Film and Television Production - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This is a practice-based course which allows for intensive training and study of Film and Television. Students often graduate having produced high-level, audio-visual work and expert critical analyses of film and television that allow them to work in specialist or broad-based media jobs.

The course shares a common first year with Film and Television Studies BA, which covers both basic audio-visual skills and essential academic knowledge of the film and television field.

More about this course

Film and Television Production staff on this course include respected film makers Suzanne Cohen, who has a background in delivering innovative and socially aware participatory film projects, and Enrico Tessarin who has 15 years' experience in international co-productions including five feature films, three feature documentaries and countless web series and advertisements. Robb Horsley is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been shown at many international film festivals and broadcast on major television networks including BBC, ITV, SKY, NBC and MTV.

Other staff have published academically in a range of international journals and edited volumes. Alumni include one of only three black female filmmakers to have directed a feature film that has received a nationwide release in the UK, a cinematographer working on TV shows such as League of Gentlemen and Cold Feet, and an independent filmmaker who has directed numerous television advertisements while also developing his own web drama series.

Recent graduates have moved onto masters degrees at Goldsmiths and at Film School in the USA, and gained positions at a range of media companies, including Youtube.


You will be assessed through a variety of coursework and in-class assignments.

For Film and Television Production, these include film projects and reflection of these projects. They will also include summaries, presentations, textual analysis, essays, screenplays, and a final year dissertation.

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code P314
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A Levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma).

Application for production students may include a compulsory interview and/or portfolio submission. Please see our portfolio guidelines for further details.

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Approaches to Film and Television
  • Creative Studio Practice
  • Media Skills and Practice
  • Film and Television Histories
  • American Cinema
  • Creative Studio Practice
  • Media Skills and Practice
  • FTV Professional Practice
  • Module Scripting
  • Performance for Screen
  • Film Theory and Practice
  • WRL for Media
  • Project Development Workbook
  • Major Studio Project Dissertation

After the course

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 organizations such as the British Film Institute, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and in the numerous independent production companies located across the city.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the online application.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

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