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Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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This exciting new degree course has been created in response to the rise of the UK film and television industry’s a global success.

On this practical course, you’ll explore all aspects of filmmaking to set yourself up for a successful career as a producer, director or writer.

Our expert staff will stretch you to develop your deep creative understanding of the art of filmmaking, focusing on the production of original, entertaining and innovative content through the production of dramas, documentaries, adverts, music videos and experimental work.

Work on real-life briefs with our industry partners, learning the technical and production skills required to produce a professional portfolio tailored to your career goals.

Taught in partnership with NTU’s School of Arts and Humanities and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, you’ll benefit from a wide range of staff expertise and industry-standard facilities and equipment.

Programme structure

Year One
These two year-long modules run side by side.

Script to Screen (100 credit points)
This module will provide you with a foundation of the core creative concepts of writing, directing and producing for film, delivered through practical projects, workshops, lectures, seminars, and masterclasses. By undertaking team and individual projects, you’ll experience technical roles in areas such as camera operating, sound recording, and editing.

Film: Style, Narrative, Authorship (20 credit points)
Consider current and historical context by exploring the history of film, including a history of filmmaking in the USA and Europe. You’ll investigate film theory and genre, deepening your understanding of the connection between visual creativity and narrative.

Develop your artistic outlook by considering the influence film has on audiences, your awareness of original inventions, and your sense of connectivity between research and practice. Analyse existing films and screenplays, focusing on stylistic choices and considering how meaning is created through style. You’ll examine how auteurs from different genres use stylistic and thematic elements to create a specific voice.

Year Two
These two year-long modules run side by side.

Narrative, Production and Audiences (100 credit points)
In this film practice-based module, you’ll carry out projects to develop your skillset. Firstly, you’ll be set briefs for a given audience, using both fiction and non-fiction formats. You will then identify and negotiate your own brief by defining your own audience, and then developing and delivering a finished film project.

Genre, Forms and Industry (20 credit points)
Enrich your understanding of how genre, original content, audiences and technologies interrelate. You’ll look at how film and television content is created using genre as an enabling mechanism for matching content to audiences. You’ll also question the impact of contemporary technological platforms on the creative shape, delivery, distribution and exhibition of content. The learning from this module will help inform your creative approach to your thesis film project in your final year.

Final year
This module runs all year long.

Filmmaking Entrepreneurship (120 credit points)
This module will help you prepare for employment or postgraduate study by developing your use of filmmaking language. Develop your authorial voice, looking at a broad range of narrative and visual styles to aid the evolution of an original piece of visual storytelling. You’ll work through the full development process, from initial concept research, pitch, script, budget, and market identification, through to production and post-production. You will also identify relevant distribution and exhibition platforms for your finished film.

Career opportunities

The School of Art & Design has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 96% of our undergraduate students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015/16).

Employability is a key focus of this course, with modules including initiatives such as live projects and the opportunity to exhibit your work publicly, helping to raise your profile and enhance your future career prospects.

This course will prepare you to work in the digital media field, in areas such as independent film, television, heritage interpretation, advertising, music and games production.

You will also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in media, freelance design, teaching and retailing.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States