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Film & Broadcast Production BA (Hons)

UCAS code: W610

Develop your ideas as a digital content creator. Unlock career opportunities with this dynamic production degree. Boost your practical skills and knowledge with live briefs, practical projects and research across a range of film and broadcast platforms.

Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Start dates: September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Film, Media and Television
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: English and Creative Arts
Students operate cameras in the TV studio in Creative Edge, filming presenters on a stage behind them.

If you imagine yourself working in the creative industries, our film and broadcast production course is perfect for you. You’ll be the sort of person that gets involved at all levels of media interaction – watching, listening, making and analysing.

Get comfortable behind the camera, confident in the editing suite and chatty in front of the podcast mic. Producing digital content across a range of platforms, you’ll put your creativity to the test. At the same time, we’ll help you explore creative practice, looking at popular productions from the past and present.

We think it’s important you shape your own studies. That’s why we give you a choice between theoretical and practical modules. For example, Short Films for Curious Minds gives you the chance to produce content for a final year solo project.

Digital literacy, practical know-how and transferable skills like critical thinking are key for your career. But, in the ever-changing world of film and broadcast production, you also need to stand out. That’s why we’ll focus on helping you find your unique voice. How will you make your mark?

Course features

  • Learn a language option available

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

What you'll study

In Year 1, we’ll introduce you to key historical, theoretical, intellectual and practical concepts. You’ll also spend time exploring what it means to work in the creative industries, and start developing the professional attributes you need for success. You’ll get hands-on with interactive boot-camps developing the skills you’ll need for the rest of your degree.

Compulsory modules:

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Moving Image Production: Single Camera

Narrative Storytelling

Studio Practice

Working in Creative Industries

Two of:

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Global Popular Culture

I, Filmmaker

Photography

TV History: From Analogue to Streaming

Language 1

Examine the contemporary media landscape. Explore a range of ways to think about film and broadcast media. In Year 2, you’ll work on both solo and group projects to boost your skills across content creation, research and project management. You’ll also shape your study with optional modules which reflect the latest developments in the world of film and broadcast production. Pick from Cinema at the Edge, Pods and Vlogs, Genre Film, and more.

Compulsory modules:

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Cultural Representations and the Media

Factual Self Shooter

Production Research and Management

Three of:

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Branded Content

Cinema at the Edge

Genre Film

Pods and Vlogs

Production Placement

Sound and Music in Broadcast Media

Language 2

Everything you’ve already learnt will be put into practice in Year 3 of our film and broadcast production degree. You’ll develop your voice through a research project, and finesse your skills in the pre-production and production stages with a multi-camera practical project. We’ve also designed optional modules that let you pick between theoretical or practical study. You’ll graduate with a portfolio packed with dazzling digital content, production logs, placements, live briefs and research projects.

Compulsory modules:

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Dissertation/Research Project

Multicamera Production

Multi Camera Production Management

Personal Portfolio

One of:

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Cinema and Identity

Media Futures

Short Films for Curious Minds

Language 3

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and individual study, with opportunities for placements and participation in live briefs. In your final year, you will have regular one-to-one sessions with a tutor to discuss and work on your year-long research project.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed using a range of methods including essays, script treatments, blogs, podcasts, short films, TV segments and presentations.

Who will be teaching you

Teaching on the degree will be drawn from the full array of strengths in the Department of Creative Arts and you will learn from research-active experts in film, media and television.

The programme team includes staff with extensive experience in directing, producing and creating television shows, films, webisodes and a whole range of transmedia content for organisations such as the BBC, Channel Four, MTV and Sony. They will help you harness your skills and talent and develop your creative and production capacity.

A crew of technicians will contribute their expertise in workshops, while visiting lecturers, from production managers and writers, to producers, directors, lighting designers and animators, will share their most recent industry experiences with you.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. The study or experience of Creative Arts subjects, for example Art, Graphics or Media, is preferred.

If you apply to join this degree and do not meet the UCAS Tariff requirements, we may invite you to submit a portfolio of work as evidence of your suitability for the course.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BBC-BBB.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

Apply part-time

Apply directly to Edge Hill University

Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Creative EdgeFilm and Broadcast Production students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17million building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for the Department of English and Creative Arts.

Key features include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, photographic studio, radio studio and multimedia laboratory. Our innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Dedicated support in the use of all creative media facilities is available through our Media Development Team.

Where you'll study

Creative Edge

Learning resources

Creative Edge boasts high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels that can be operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Asset Management system (Editshare) which ensures a seamless tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work. There is a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. You can expect to use industry standard equipment such as vision mixers, sound mixing consoles, a chroma key infinity wall, and fully populated motorised lighting rigs. Media editing booths are also available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) and After Effects.

Finance

Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

£9,250

a year

UK Part-Time

£77 per credit

for 360 credits

International

£15,500

a year

The UK tuition fee rate is subject to final Government approval for academic year 2023/24 entry. The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

Your film and broadcast production degree could lead you in many different directions. Potential career paths in the creative industries include:

  • film and television industry roles (such as researcher, runner, location manager and production design)
  • video producer and editor
  • camera operator
  • associate producer
  • production assistant
  • roles within festivals and cultural events
  • film reviewer
  • advertising or marketing
  • social media content creator

Alternatively, you might stay at Edge Hill to continue your studies. Postgraduate media production courses, such as our MA in Film and Media, take your skills to the next level and will help you stand out.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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