Digital Film Production BA

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Digital Film Production BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,330

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Digital Film Production from the University of Suffolk will open many career doors for you. Not only will you learn a wide range of technical skills and develop your own process and portfolio, you’ll gain real world experience delivering live projects to external clients. You’ll even have the opportunity to experience the industry for yourself in a working placement arranged by the university.

    This degree program is engineered to give you the critical, technical and practical skills that you’ll need to work as a professional in the field. This includes learning to use industry standard equipment and the latest software packages designed for digital creatives.

    You’ll also study sound production in great detail, including both dialogue sound recording and editing and the inclusion of music and sound effects. This is a skill highly in demand in today’s digital film production markets, and having it in your toolkit will greatly improve your employability. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    In addition to the mandatory modules of the program listed below, you will be able to specialise your education by selecting optional modules throughout your studies.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Audio One: Production Sound (Mandatory)
    • Developing Screen Ideas (Mandatory)
    • Digital Film Production: Introduction Part One (Mandatory)
    • Digital Film Production: Introduction Part Two (Mandatory)
    • Film Studies One: Analysis and Issues (Mandatory)
    • Film Studies Two: Film History (Mandatory)

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Audio Two: Postproduction Sound (Mandatory)
    • Avant-garde and Experimental Film (Mandatory)
    • Digital Film Production: Documentary (Mandatory)
    • Digital Film Production: Drama (Mandatory)
    • Researching Film: Theories and Methods (Mandatory)
    • Screenwriting: The Ten Minute Short (Mandatory)

    Working Placement (optional)

    Taking a year in industrial placement is a great way to ensure that you have the real world skills and experience employers demand fresh from graduation. You’ll also be able to begin building a professional network early, helping to ensure later success.

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Dissertation (Mandatory)
    • Digital Film Production: Final Project (Mandatory)
    • Professional Practice (Mandatory)
    • Development and Pre-production: Project (Mandatory)

    Learning & Teaching

    The curriculum of the University of Suffolk’s courses takes advantage of the school’s smaller size to make best use of flexible, creative learning. Traditional models (lectures, seminars, etc.) will be used side by side with Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and fully integrated employability content.

    In addition to optional participation in placements and internships in order to impart real world skills pertaining to your chosen specialty, you’ll be taught widely applicable (and highly transferrable) skills.

    Career Possiblities

    UOS’s degree programs are all designed to make you a highly employable graduate. The curriculum of this program is constantly updated to ensure that you are learning the best practices of the industry and working with industry standard equipment. Recent graduates have worked with production companies like ITV, the BBC, Pinewood Studios and even Warner Brothers, among many others. You’ll also have a host of transferrable skills at your disposal, which could lead to any number of career pathways.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BA degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 112 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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