Wolverhampton School of Art

Film and Television Production

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years, Full-time 1 year

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code P311
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years), Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, Colaiste Dhulaigh College, Dublin
  • School Wolverhampton School of Art
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Why choose this course?

Film and TV production is a practice-based course that combines film and media theory with practical taught modules.

  • It’s our aim to develop your creative, practical, and analytical skills to harness the passion you have for Film and Television. At every stage of the course, you will be creating work from script to screen learning to research, plan, shoot, edit and deliver a variety of productions.
  • As a Film and Television Production student you will be part of a community of film and TV makers based at the Wolverhampton Screen School. You will be encouraged to develop a creative and flexible mindset. To challenge yourself to create and experience new things and to work on various projects within your course as well locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • The course focuses on practical skills, creativity and industry understanding. You will be taught the craft skills you need to work in Film and TV including cinematography, lighting, sound, tv studio production, screen writing, directing, producing and much more. The facilities at the Wolverhampton Screen School are state of the art, meaning you get the very best chance to prepare for a job in the Film, TV, or Media industry.
  • We will work with you to develop your creativity, passion, and professionalism through taught modules, field trips, festival visits and industry contact. You will leave the course as a strong communicator and a creative collaborator with a variety of industry level skills ready to take advantage of a range of employment opportunities.
  • You will graduate with production experience that will put you in a position to shape the future of the industry. A strong portfolio of work and skills will allow you to explore the fields of Film and Television, helping you to find your own path to the job you want. There has never been a better time to study this subject with the growth of the industry in the UK and the job opportunities it provides. We look forward to working with you here at the Wolverhampton Screen School.

Alumni graduate Jamie Jones graduated in 2020 and is now freelance film crew and voice actor, take a look at his time on the course here.

What happens on the course?

Production Facilities at the Wolverhampton Screen School.

Our state-of-the-art facilities have been designed to ensure students are able to explore and develop their passion for Film and Television as well other areas of screen-based media. We focus on our strong links to the industry as well as looking to develop new and exciting collaborations so that students can gain authentic experience of tools, workflows, and professional practice. The infrastructure of the Screen School is designed to mirror industry facilities, this encourages collaboration between all courses based here as well as external professional organisations. By participating in multi-disciplinary projects students can foster professional relationships and gain invaluable experience.

Students also have access to a range of equipment for location shooting including multi-lens cameras, lighting, sound recording equipment, rigs, dollies, and jibs.

Find out more here.

Additional information

BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

  • The member of academic staff who leads this course is Russell Prior
  • For more information about our facilities click here.

Wolverhampton School of Art

  • For more information about the Wolverhampton School of Art, visit our homepage.
  • Discover more about our outstanding facilities – visit our facilities pages.
  • Check out the work of our 2020 graduating students on our Degree Show page.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course is genuinely inclusive and nurturing of local talent, and we have helped many students to produce award-winning work and gain employment with major broadcasters and production companies. That said, we also attract students from across the UK, the EU and around the world. We work very closely with the local community, as well as regional and national organisations, to provide learning experiences that benefit not only each individual student but also the wider communities that the University serves.

We have an array of state-of-the-art equipment in our brand new Screen School.

Your studies will be supported by technicians and a full-time technical demonstrator.

Further information

Russell Prior (Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Film and Television Production) has 20 years of industry experience with BBC World Service, BBC World News and BBC Sport. He has worked on a variety of factual programming as well as studio-based TV shows. He is passionate about the film and television industry and has a track record of opening pathways for the next generation of film and TV makers. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is studying for a PhD which looks at how media and creative arts subjects can work more closely with industry.

We offer lower fees for international students to this course. Please see Fees and Finance section below for details.

You will gain skills in camerawork, lighting design, sound recording, editing, studio and location operations, script writing, sound design, directing and producing. You will also gain skills in analysis of texts and media texts, essay writing and research, giving presentations, working in teams, managing your own work, and planning and managing complex projects.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

Additional Course Costs

Additional materials: £50 to 200 per semester - Prices vary according your subject of practice.

Additional Field Trips: £50 to 400 - Prices will vary according to location.

Additional Events: £300 - Degree Show/New Designers. Costs will vary according to the medium and mode of your practice but considerations will be around materials, installation and presentation.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

 Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit
  • UAL L3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design or Creative Media Production & Technology - grade M

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a Portfolio Review. Further details can be found at https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/4---after-youve-applied/subject-specific-applications/. Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory reference.

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Filmmaker Andrew Webber, one of our graduates, has had his films screened at international festivals in the UK, Jamaica, and West Africa. He says, “The University has been extremely supportive, through my studies and after graduation.”

Niki Gandy has pursued a teaching career, and now teaches photography and art in a high school. She says, “I'm a proud graduate of Video and Film Production, a course I chose for its practical content and which helped furnish me with numerous transferable skills necessary to forge my career in teaching. Almost a decade on, my lecturers continue to provide me with support and guidance. I feel certain that my relationship with the University will continue for many years to come.”

Actor and director Brian Duffy, another graduate, came up with the idea for Small World, a comedy series about a group of deaf flatmates which has been shown on TV and online, with a friend. Brian says, “Studying at the University of Wolverhampton helped me with networking and organisation – especially as filmmakers came to Wolverhampton for Deaffest, the UK’s leading deaf film and arts festival. My lecturer could also sign which was a great help and a huge weight off my shoulders – I could talk to her one-to-one. That’s something I never had the pleasure of, pre-university.”

Lauren Shinner has been working in media production ever since graduating. She says, “My time at the University was invaluable, I wouldn't be where I am today without it. The tutors were always helpful and push students to do their best with plenty of support and understanding, and the course prepares you well for your prospective career. I've gone on to work as a video editor in education, ran my own media business, and have done videos for high-end charities and new bands. I am now working in media in another area. Without my degree, none of this would have been possible.”

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

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