BA (Hons) Filmmaking
A three years full-time course
A practical filmmaking course designed to help you express your ideas and stories though moving image and sound. In the first year you will work collaboratively in production teams to appreciate the multidisciplinary aspects of filmmaking. You will learn to develop concepts around filmmaking ideas through the use of research and introduced to the principles of Factual, Fiction, and Artist Filmmaking. During the second year you will identify themes and issues to communicate through films, with an emphasis on experimentation and discovery. By the final year you will work as individual practitioners to make a short film.
- Opportunities to experience a range of filmmaking practices, working either as an individual artist film maker or undertaking a role in a film production team.
- The staff team are all practising film makers and artists who specialise in drama, documentary and experimental filmmaking. As well as having their work broadcast on BBC, Channel 4 and ITV they have been selected to show in major international film festivals around the world.
- The course has developed its own on-line cinema, and student films are entered into national and regional film festivals. www.cfv.mmu.ac.uk/olc
You will study
In the first year you will work collaboratively in production teams to appreciate the multidisciplinary aspects of filmmaking. You will learn to develop concepts around filmmaking ideas through the use of research and will be introduced to the principles of Factual, Fiction, and Artist Filmmaking.
In Year 2 you will identify themes and issues to communicate through your filmmaking. You will be introduced to personal filmmaking and more challenging film structures such as non-linear narratives. This will allow you to discover your strengths towards the specialist roles of director, editor, cinematographer, sound design and producer.
In Year 3 you will build on the strengths of the previous years to develop your filmmaking to a professional standard in documentary, screen drama or artist film. You will build on professional and craft skills to make your final degree film in preparation for the world of work and/or further study.
You will also develop your professional and craft skills to make your final degree film, in either documentary, screen drama or as an artist film.
End of unit assessment and final work exhibition at the annual Faculty show.
There are no formal placements however you will have the opportunity to undertake work based learning projects during the course, and seek work experience through the many independent film and television production companies throughout Manchester. Work experience and work based learning is optional, and the setting up is considered part of the learning associated with professional development.
90%* of art, design, media and architecture graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers as architects, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, glass blowers, retailers, gallerists, retail buyers, design managers and a variety of other design-based roles. There are a range of opportunities available within the creative industries including designing for magazines, publishing (print and internet), advertising and motion graphics for television, journalism, filmmaking, freelance media and independent production. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to become self-employed and some of our previous students now successfully run their own creative businesses.
*Source: DLHE survey 2010 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
Entry Requirements (2013 Entry)
|UCAS Tariff Points||280|
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades to be obtained from full A levels or equivalent|
280 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma DMM at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma). If applying using Foundation Diploma in Art and Design a minimum of a Merit is required.
|Specific subjects required|
GCSE grade C (or alternative) in English Language
|Access qualifications||A relevant Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.|
|IELTS Score||6.0. with no element below 5.5|
|Additional Requirements||Showreel and interview|
UK and EU full-time students:£9,000.
Non-EU full-timeinternational students: £11,000
How to Apply
Apply through UCAS.
UCAS Code: PW32
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