Film and Television BA

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Film and Television BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 19,930

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of the Arts London’s BA degree in Film and Television is an excellent choice for students interested in developing their creativity, critical knowledge, and technical skills in the production of cinematic, television and online visual media. It can be a gateway into a wide range of work in the creative industries, as well as quite a few related fields and specialties.

    You’ll learn to work in many different modes over the three years of this program. These include (but are not limited to) experimental shorts, branded an commercial content, music video, feature length film, long form drama studio and field based television content and others, both factually and fictionally based.

    In addition, you’ll become familiar with the tools of the trade. These include sound software packages like Logic, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro HD and Premiere Pro as well as lighting, VFX and camera equipment of all kinds.

    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 degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.  

    Year 1

    In your first year, you’ll engage in practical projects and technical workshops of all kinds. You’ll also write several essays and critical analyses.

    Modules include:

    • The TV Studio: Drama and Factual Programming
    • Sound, Image, Story: The Foundations of mise-en-scene
    • Media Cultures 1
    • Introduction to Professional Practices in Film and Television
    • Documentary

    Year 2

    In the second year of the program, you’ll learn to analyse different media types, begin to specialise your practice and career path, learn different ways to work with moving images and sound, and make contacts in several creative industries.

    Modules include:

    • The Script
    • Media Cultures 2
    • Collaborative Project
    • Specialisms

    Year 3

    In your final year, you’ll learn to work both independently and collaboratively, further develop your own practice and personal style, and learn more about research.

    Modules include:

    • Dissertation
    • Major Project
    • Media Cultures 3

    Learning & Teaching

    The UAL’s Film and Television BA uses a wide range of teaching methods. These include:

    • Written Feedback
    • Workshops
    • Supervised Practice
    • Lectures
    • Group Tutorial
    • Group and Peer Review
    • Film Screenings
    • Dissertation Tutorials
    • Dissertation Seminars

    Your progress will be assessed using an equally diverse set of methods, including:

    • Self-Assessment exercises
    • Report and essay writing
    • Practical workshop and computer based activities
    • Portfolios
    • Oral and seminar presentations
    • Individual and group projects and project appraisals
    • Group production projects
    • Dissertation

    Career Possiblities

    The University of the Arts London’s BA in Film and Television has led students to very successful careers in commercial television, advertising, music video and independent film. Recent graduates have accepted roles including TV studio engineering, Sound, Screenwriting & Development, Research, Production, Post-production (editing), Music Video Creation, Camera and Lighting, Broadcasting, Branded Content Creation and the Arts more generally. Other graduates have continued their academic careers, pursuing Mas in Film, Screenwriting or Documentary Film.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BA degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned at least 102 UCAS Tariff points, but other qualifications are also accepted. 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 and no element scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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