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Film and Television Production (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Film and Television Production (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year.

The course is a great fit if you want to study film and television production at undergraduate level but you can't meet the entry requirements for the traditional three-year course.

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More about this course

During the foundation year you’ll learn the key principles of creative practice, the conceptual process of idea development and the techniques and materials you’ll use to form your first projects.

Later in the course you’ll focus on longer projects and work on film recording, editing and sound, exploring techniques and methods that will help you achieve your creative vision. Your work-in-progress projects will be presented to students and staff regularly to prepare you for the final show at the end of the year. These presentations are an opportunity to ensure your work is progressing the way you intend it to.

The foundation year gives you the chance to explore what your specific practice might be, with the option of specialising after this initial year. This year will be shared with students from other foundation year courses, so you'll get to learn about different disciplines within the School of Computing and Digital Media.

You’ll learn from tutors who are specialists in the field of film and television production, giving you an insight into the industry and its modern practices. You’ll be encouraged and supported throughout the course, with regular feedback given to ensure you are achieving your full potential.

By the end of the course you’ll have created a substantial portfolio. You’ll also get to display your work at a public screening.


You’ll be assessed through presentations, projects, essays and your portfolio.

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code P315
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Entry requirements

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

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 48 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

If you live in the UK, you will be invited to a portfolio interview. If you live outside the UK you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.

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

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation
  • Formats
  • Project
  • Techniques

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Approaches to Film and Television
  • Creative Studio Practice
  • Media Skills and Practice
  • Film and Television Histories
  • American Cinema

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Creative Studio Practice
  • Media Skills and Practice
  • FTV Professional Practice
  • Module Scripting

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Performance for Screen
  • Film Theory and Practice
  • Work Related Learning for Media
  • Project Development Workbook
  • Major Studio Project Dissertation

What our students say

"The teachers are specialists in what they teach so it has been great learning from such experts."
"Studio culture has transformed the experience for me, I really appreciate the chance to explore what my practice may be when I graduate. Teaching staff have been excellent, giving me just enough freedom to explore, but not get too lost! Excellent facilities. Excellent technicians."
"Encouraged creativity and confidence, I am much better at communicating as a result and feel more ready to launch into a professional environment. Great access to tutors who are as helpful as possible, and give good feedback."

After the course

This degree can help you fulfil your ambitions in the entertainment industry. On graduation you will be able to in film criticism, academia, film direction, broadcasting, video production, film editing and more.

You could also choose to pursue postgraduate study to boost your earning potential even further.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

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.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. 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.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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