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Film and Television Production - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This is a practice-based degree which allows for intensive training and study of film and television. On this degree, you'll produce high-level, audio-visual work and you'll learn how to carry our expert-level critical analysis of film and television. The skills you acquire on this degree will allow you to work in specialist and broad-based media roles. 

The course shares a common first year with Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) in which you will learn both basic audio-visual skills and essential academic knowledge of the film and television field.

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More about this course

You'll be taught by expert academics with a wealth of experience in the film and televion industries.

Course lecturers include Suzanne Cohen, who has a background in delivering innovative and socially aware participatory film projects and Robb Horsley, 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.

Assessment

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
Undergraduate
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.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 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:

  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Monday afternoon
    • all year (January start) - Monday morning

    Module Code:
    Module Title: Approaches to Film and Television
    Description: This module investigates key approaches to the study of film as an academic discipline.
    It will introduce students to a broad range of theories, encompassing such topics as authorship, genre theory, star studies, historical poetics, film style, theories of spectatorship and psychoanalysis, feminist film theory, developments in audience studies and cultural studies. The module will examine a variety of theoretical approaches to film In addition, the module addresses issues of film style, enabling students to develop skills of textual analysis.
    Teaching Period: Year Long (30 weeks)
    Assessment: Textual analysis in-class test (20%), Evaluation (30%), Essay (50%)

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  • This module currently runs:
    • all year (September start) - Tuesday afternoon
    • all year (January start) - Wednesday afternoon

    Module Code:
    Module Title: Film and Television Histories
    This module introduces students to the history of film and television from 1895 to the present.
    It explores key developments, movements and trends in countries such as Britain, Italy, France, Japan, Germany, Sweden and America, including the ‘cinema of attraction’; the emergence of narrative cinema; stardom; the development of the sound film; film as propaganda; the Hollywood studio system; animation and European art cinema. Specific case-studies and examples will be used to examine the history of film and television within broader cultural, industrial, political and social contexts. Attention is primarily given to feature films, but documentary and experimental films in both feature and short-film length will also be screened and considered. 
    Teaching Period: Year Long (30 weeks)
    Assessment: Group presentation (20%), bibliography (30%), essay (50%)

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Year 3 modules include:

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Thursday afternoon

    This module enables students to undertake a short period of professional activity and to gain credit for their achievements. The activity can be employment, a work placement, professional training, volunteering in the not-for-profit sector, or where available, within a Virtual Business Environment within the University.

    It is expected that the student should work for a minimum of 70 hours, for which they will be required to provide evidence. The 70 hours can be completed in 10 working days in a full-time mode during the summer (where available), or spread over a semester in a part-time mode. Additionally, learners may in some cases be able to utilise their existing part-time / vacation employment providing they can demonstrate that it is personally developmental and involves a level of responsibility (decided upon submission of the role details by the Module Leader).

    The work based learning activity should enable the student to build on previous experiences and learning gained within their academic course and elsewhere. It should provide learning opportunities for personal development. The student is encouraged and supported in developing the ability to identify applied knowledge and skills that enhance their work performance, ensure their continued improvement and apply theory to practice as appropriate. The learner should develop improved understanding of themselves, and the workplace through reflective and reflexive learning.

    • Students will be contacted soon after they register for the module (e.g. June for those registered for October) to ensure they understand the requirements and are able to find suitable activity
    • The University must ensure that suitable health and safety requirements are in place and the work activity needs to be approved by the module team before they start the role. The suitability of the opportunities will be assessed on an individual basis.
    • Where required, students will be supported in finding suitable opportunities and with all aspects of their job search and applications. The Careers and Employability Team will work with Faculty teams to provide this support. However, it is the student's’ responsibility to obtain suitable employment, and roles cannot be guaranteed.
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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.

Our 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.

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

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

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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