BA (Hons) Film Production

Film Production at Winchester is designed to extend knowledge and understanding of the creative dimensions and practical applications of filmmaking. Students acquire skills in the aesthetic and technological processes of directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography and sound.
 

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BA (Hons) Film Production at University of Winchester

UCAS code: WPQ3

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer: 

2018 Entry: 112-120 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for International students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,250 p/a.

Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) 

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) 

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.

**International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

 

Additional costs: 

Optional 

  • Oversea trip: Students have the option to attend a trip to a Film Festival throughout the duration of the course. Cost approximately £375 per academic year.
  • Technology: It is recommended that students purchase their own hard-drive storage at the beginning of the course. 2TB devices cost approximately £80.

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):

USA; Asia (Japan)

Work experience:

Students have the opportunity to choose the optional volunteering  module in Year 2.

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from: 

UK, EU, World

Fact:

A range of professional industry guest-speakers are invited to visit Winchester to share their experiences with students, for example Mark Kermode (film critic/writer) and Eddie Joseph (Sound Editor - Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone).

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

The programme offers a practical and aesthetic perspective on the film industry and cinematic techniques. In contemporary society, the development of culture industries such as film, television and the Internet  has led to a surge in the number of people producing visual material for a trans-global market, including related areas in film production administration, archiving and distribution.

The study of film production provides a practical way of thinking about these developments within the framework of academic study and offers ways of understanding this very important development in contemporary culture.

Study places aesthetic, practical skills and knowledge within the wider filmmaking process in order to understand their role in creating meaning in film artefacts through the combination of various skills, techniques and technologies. At the centre of the course is a clear practical and theoretical film focus; here, the course team encourages and supports the development of students' personal notions  and ideologies as a means to develop filmic stories, which are realised in the production of their creative films through drama, documentary and experimental forms.

The course also examines and engages with film criticism, cinema history, the production process and cultural  issues surrounding film so that students can develop wider perspectives on the use and function of film production.

Facilities

Open 24 hours a day, the Multimedia Centre offers outstanding industry-standard facilities including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, a computerised radio studio, and facilities for multitrack audio recording. A wide range of equipment is available and the Centre is an Apple Certified Training Centre.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Camera and Lighting 
  • Creating Short Screenplays
  • Documentary Production
  • Editing and Sound
  • Genre Filmmaking
  • Producing Drama
  • The Director: Auteur Filmmaking

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Cinematography
  • Directing Drama: Master Filmmakers
  • Editing 
  • Film Sound
  • Rebel Filmmaking
  • Screenwriting and Character
  • Volunteering: Community Filmmaking

Optional modules:

  • Digital Distribution
  • Producing Practices
  • Study Abroad Reflection

Year 3

Core modules:

  • EIS Final Major Project
  • Showreel and Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Post-Production 

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Animation and 3D Modelling
  • Advanced Screenwriting: Adaptations
  • Directing: Framing Ideology
  • Third Cinema: Documentary as Resistance
  • Transnational Cinema: Producing in the Global Age
  • Creative Post-Production

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right-hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market. 

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
  • Independent learning: 1008 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
  • Independent learning: 1008 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours
  • Independent learning: 984 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

The degree places emphasis upon the aesthetic and technical dimensions and knowledge of the filmmaking process. The course also examines key critical concerns in film, the production process and cultural issues surrounding film so that students can develop wider perspectives on the use and function of film production.

Programme Leader

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

  • 96 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 4 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

  • 86 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 14 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

  • 81 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 19 per cent practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

The programme leads to a range of careers in the film-related industries.

For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

For more information about graduate employment for the School of Media and Film department

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Employability

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Film Production at Winchester is designed to extend knowledge and understanding of the creative dimensions and practical applications of filmmaking. Students acquire skills in the aesthetic and technological processes of directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography and sound.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Students:Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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