BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

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UCAS Code:W600
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2018, September 2019
Department:Department of Media
Location:Edge Hill University
Example Offers:BBB (A Level) or DDM (BTEC)
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  • Gain practical experience using some of the best technical facilities for film and television production in the UK;
  • Combine craft and technique, creativity and critical analysis to give you a well-rounded background in film and television;
  • A range of practical projects, contextual studies and production briefs ensure you are prepared for your future career.

Making exciting and innovative productions, in both film and television, is at the heart of this degree. You will develop high-level creative, technical and professional skills, underpinned with knowledge of film and television history and a range of critical concepts and theories. If you are passionate about communicating with audiences, whatever your medium or message, we will help you develop the academic and professional skills to realise that ambition. You will work with some of the best technical facilities in the North West and gain practical experience writing, shooting and editing your own unique productions.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • David Dunkerley

    BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
    I have been fortunate enough to secure a role with ITV as a camera assistant, it's an extremely exciting job and I can't wait to get started when I graduate.
  • Callum Stevens

    BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
    I firmly believe the combination of skills, knowledge and experiences I have gained since starting at Edge Hill University have prepared me for life after studying.
  • Elizabeth Brown

    BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
    A particular highlight for me was when I completed a community project with Castlefields Regeneration Partnership, which included a celebratory screening at The Brindley Arts Centre in Halton.
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Department of Media

Course in Depth

What will I study?

This programme is designed around three core themes: Craft and Technique, Creativity, and Critical Analysis. Each year includes all the core themes but with a different emphasis as you progress through the degree.

Year 1 provides you with essential skills in idea generation, camerawork, lighting, editing, sound and storytelling. Throughout the year you will work on a range of production projects. You will also have an introduction to critical debates and film and television history.

In Year 2 the focus is on industry and professional practice, critical analysis and developing research skills. Modules cover advanced production skills, screenwriting, film and television research, theories and analysis. You will choose from a wide range of practical modules to develop your technical skills, craft and creativity. These cover a diverse range of genres including television drama, documentary and factual, music video, short film and children’s television. You will also enhance your understanding of the role of the TV researcher and gain the skills required to effectively manage film and TV projects.

In Year 3 you will undertake two significant practical projects – one in film and one in television. You will study the independent film sector, examine emerging technologies in film and TV production, and explore current issues and debates. You will have the opportunity to complete major independent written and practical projects during your final year.

How will I study?

Teaching and learning takes place through workshops, lectures, seminars and screenings. You are encouraged to get involved with, and contribute to, a range of activities such as film festivals and work placement opportunities.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is varied, ranging from film and television production projects, pitches and presentations to essays, reports and festival programme design.

There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme. Some optional technical modules do incorporate class tests.

Who will be teaching me?

The course is staffed by enthusiastic lecturers, who have many years’ industry experience and are actively involved in production or researching the media, film and television industries. Visiting media professionals add an extra dimension to the programme.

A Great Study Environment

BA (Hons) Film and Television ProductionThe Department of Media is based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17m building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for creative media students.

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.

As a student in the Department of Media, you will benefit from our 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 also 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 available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere). In addition to this, Creative Edge boasts audio recording studios which enable you to access pro-Tools HD with dedicated Avid mixing desks, as well as sound practice and performance rooms.

You may have the opportunity to help bring Liverpool’s Sound City music festival to life. As part of an innovative partnership, Film and Television students at Edge Hill University are invited to film and edit footage of performances to create high quality videos of bands which are used by Liverpool Sound City to promote the festival worldwide.

You may also wish to get involved with the Edge Hill Students Union’s online media platform, Vibe Media. This offers many different opportunities for you to volunteer and gain experience of working within a media environment, whether as a DJ or TV presenter, organising marketing and events, or reviewing the latest films or album releases.

Depending on the number of students wishing to participate, representatives from the Guild of Television Cameramen may visit the University, providing training and also offering the opportunity (if you pass a practical test) to join the guild. There are also opportunities for you to work with a variety of organisations in a production environment, ranging from internships with educational trusts, such as the Liverpool Film Academy, to independent production companies such as LA Productions. Recent partners have included the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Everton in the Community.

A season of alternative films is screened to broaden your experience of the cinematic medium. A range of trips and visits are also organised, for example to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, to broaden your experience and enable you to attend masterclasses by industry professionals. A dedicated ‘Make Yourself Employable’ week incorporates a series of talks, workshops and networking events.


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Year 1

MED1409Practical Production 1 (20 credits)

Practical Production 1 encourages you to think creatively and produce work that is both strong in audio-visual storytelling as well as being technically proficient. The module provides you with the opportunity to combine technical skills of camera operation, lighting, sound, editing and aesthetic considerations in the production of a portfolio of creative work.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED1411Storytelling for the Screen (20 credits)

Storytelling for the Screen introduces you to the origins/basis of story creation and examines how stories function as one of the underpinning elements of all media production, connecting creators to an audience. The module will develop your knowledge and experience of the creative, organisational and practical challenges of story production and story telling. You will also be introduced to theories of narrative.The overarching theme of the module is the development of the creative processes in relation to storytelling. You will be introduced to the orthodox conventions of storytelling for the screen, i.e. the screenplay for film and television, as well as the emerging pattern of cross-platform content production in the digital era.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED1412Production 2 (20 credits)

Production 2 introduces you to teamwork and the professional practices and processes involved in managing a production from pre- to post-production stage. The module provides you with the opportunity to combine technical skills of camera operation, lighting, sound, editing and aesthetic considerations in the production of a piece of creative work. You will also be required to work individually to develop and produce a creative ideas book that will inform the production of the final moving image product.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED1419Production Skills and Creative Thinking (20 credits)

Production Skills and Creative Thinking introduces you to the professional practices and processes involved in creating a production from pre- to post-production stage. The module provides you with the opportunity to acquire basic technical skills in camera operation, lighting, sound, editing. The aesthetic considerations in the production of a piece of creative work will also be considered. You will be introduced to the process of creative thinking and have the opportunity to research, develop and produce an ideas portfolio.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select two of the following modules:

FLM1016World Cinemas: Beyond Europe (20 credits)

World Cinemas: Beyond Europe concentrates on cinema outside Europe. Not only will your knowledge of international cinemas be dramatically broadened, but you will also discover the incredible breadth of styles, narratives and motivations in the making of world film.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED1417Film and Television History and Contexts (20 credits)

Film and Television History and Contexts takes a broadly comparative approach to the development of the UK and US film and television industries. This module covers the industrial, technological and economic synergies between film and television from historical and contemporary perspectives. It looks at film production, distribution and exhibition from transnational, national and regional perspectives. You will examine commercial broadcasting, satellite, cable and regional television as well as the wider impacts of convergence and conglomeration.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED1421Studying Television: Storytelling and Style (20 credits)

Studying Television: Storytelling and Style provides an introduction to key concepts in the scholarly study of television, particularly in relation to the structure, aesthetics and address of television programmes. Taking television in its traditional academic conception as both technology and cultural form, the module explores the interrelationships between television programmes, institutions and audiences. Looking at contemporary and historical examples, the module gives an overview of the central theoretical approaches in the study and analysis of television.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED1429Will The Revolution Be Televised? (20 credits)

Will The Revolution Be Televised? recognises that new communications technologies have, since the advent of radio, been touted as a democratising force able to overcome social and political differences. Such techno-hyperbole has continued to inform debates about contemporary media activism and the potential for ‘new media’ to bring about social change. The module examines different forms that activism and social change can take. You will explore how popular culture, broadly conceived, is aligned with various social and political beliefs and examine the extent to which different media are thought to mobilise public action. The module takes a critical stance against the overinflated claims which accompany each new generation of technology through an examination of a variety of cultural forms that includes, but is not limited to, the spoken and written word, art, music, photography, communications technology and screen-based media.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of MED1417 Film and Television History and Contexts, MED1421 Studying Television: Storytelling and Style, or MED1429 Will The Revolution Be Televised.

Year 2

MED2270Analysing Film and Television (20 credits)

Analysing Film and Television develops your skills in the close analysis of film and television. The module surveys a range of critical approaches to the study of film and television institutions, texts and audiences. You will gain the skills necessary to develop and undertake analysis as part of a film and/or television research project.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2271Research for Film and Television (20 credits)

Research for Film and Television develops your skills in academic research. The module surveys a range of research methods and equips you with the necessary skills to undertake a film and television focused research project.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2292Production and Research Management (20 credits)

Production and Research Management develops your understanding of the role of the TV researcher and the skills required to effectively manage film and TV projects. The module provides you with the frameworks needed to organise, plan and co-ordinate the production of television programmes and explains how to undertake relevant background research.  Subjects covered will include sourcing suitable contributors, finding angles to stories and how to quickly build an extensive bank of knowledge and contacts. Research procedures, including copyright, data protection, public liability and how to comply with regulatory requirements will be included. You will also learn about legal and ethical considerations of television research, especially when sensitive or contentious issues are involved. In addition to this, the need for diplomacy and sensitivity when working with contributors and crew members will be explored, as well as group dynamics.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select three of the following modules:

MED2202Television Drama (20 credits)

Television Drama lies at the heart of the television schedule, be it single films, drama series and serials, soap operas and situation comedies. In this module, you will engage with the entire drama production process from script to screen. The TV studio is central to that process. Major broadcasters and independent producers continue to use the studio for up to 80% of the time for the production of drama and it provides a testing arena in both technical and creative terms. You will engage with industry practices,  have the opportunity to develop your own script (original or adaptation) and develop professional skills as you collaborate with students from other departments (for example, Performing Arts) or seek actors from outside sources. You will need to know how to visually interpret your script, realistically or in a stylised form, and will be required to design and produce sets for production.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2204Music Video (20 credits)

Music Video examines the academic and cultural theory of popular music applied to the production of music videos. You will combine your understanding of the industrial contexts in which music videos are produced with your burgeoning technical skills to produce a music video of your own which is designed to satisfy the various needs of multi-channel, niche-audience music television. Issues relating to copyright will be discussed and the planning of post-production will also be covered.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2205Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production (20 credits)

Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production offers you the opportunity to research, develop and produce a short documentary film that could be considered for submission to a festival or competition or for exhibition over an alternative platform. The module gives you crucial experience of the technical, creative, organisational and administrative demands involved in documentary production. You will be encouraged to experiment with techniques and will attend workshops that focus on the development of creative practices and processes. The relationships between technical, creative, and aesthetic choices will be considered in relation to the ‘real-world’ issues of budget constraints and financing.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2207Children's Television (20 credits)

Children’s Television provides you with the opportunity to produce work aimed at this increasing market. Children’s television production and programming is pivotal to the remit of all major broadcasters and now involves some twenty percent of all television production. Dedicated channels (national, international, terrestrial, cable and satellite) are constantly searching for new and innovative content. It is an area which demands a clear understanding of the different types and age groups of the young audience, whether producing educational content for pre-school, news shows for adolescents, or drama for young teens.  This module will provide you with the opportunity to produce work aimed at this large, growing market. You will examine current children’s broadcasting in terms of its entertainment, educational and informative content and formulate the content of a pilot production. On completion of the pilot, you will submit their work to various broadcasters for industry feedback.

Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

MED2209Digital Shorts (20 credits)

Digital Shorts is designed to give you the opportunity to make your own short film for submission to a festival or competition or for exhibition over an alternative platform. The overarching theme of this module is the development of your understanding of creativity and the creative processes in relation to film production.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2217Fact to Fiction: Key Debates (20 credits)

Fact to Fiction: Key Debates engages with key ideas regarding film and television in relation to the factual and fictional representation of the world. The module emphasises that fact and fiction are part of a scale of representations which include documentary formats, reality television, drama documentaries, dramatisations of factual content, and fiction films and television drama. It examines the impact of new technologies on how ‘the real’ is constructed and highlights changes to the concept of ‘witness’ (Ellis 2000) due to an increase in mobile recording technologies.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2251Advanced Production (20 credits)

Advanced Production immerses you in creating mood and atmosphere within a production. The technique is largely dependent on camerawork, creative use of light, shadow and colour, as well as the effective use of music and audio treatments. A theoretical understanding and practical application of the principles of lighting is crucial to the work of the Director of Photography, in both film and television and the creative application of sound enhances all productions. As such, this module will develop professional practice and enhance graduate opportunities for working with camera, lighting and sound in the film and television industries.

Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

MED2252Screenwriting (20 credits)

MED2252 Screenwriting (20 credits) develop your understanding of the theory and craft of screenwriting and will include consideration of story, narrative structure, character, setting, dialogue, original screenplay and adaptation.  The module enables you to demonstrate your creative potential via the development of and reflection on their ideas and scripts. The requirements of the screen industries, feature film and television drama, are creatively exacting. You will be expected to pitch your work to commissioning editors – production group or team – using recognised industry formats and conventions that follow professional standards. As such, the module will provide you with the knowledge and experience required for the scriptwriting and commissioning process.

Assessment: Coursework: 65%, Practical(s): 35%.

MED2253Advanced Post Production (20 credits)

Advanced Post Production develops your skills of editing and forms the basis your practical and conceptual understanding of digital non-linear editing, using industry standard software. Editing is one of the most important parts of the production process and you need to understand its importance and master the craft skills involved before developing your production abilities. Using industry-standard digital editing packages, you will develop proficiency in the post production process.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2254Controversy and Ethics (20 credits)

Controversy and Ethics explores the importance of film as a response to the social, ethical, moral and political conditions of an era. Dealing with historical and contemporary material, you will have the opportunity to explore the various ways in which film offers direct and indirect commentary and critique on controversial or challenging issues and events.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

MED2255 Genre Filmmaking (20 credits)

Genre Filmmaking develops your knowledge and experience of the technical, creative, organisational and practical demands involved in genre film production. The overarching theme of the module is the development of the creative processes in relation to genre. Genre filmmaking gives you the opportunity to test out ideas or tell a story within the boundaries of generic conventions. In addition, you will need to think critically about genre in the context of your production.

Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

MED2272Transmedia Storytelling (20 credits)

Transmedia Storytelling examines the development of transmedia storytelling within digital environments. The convergence of media, technologies and culture has heralded in a new age of audience engagement within media franchises. The module will reflect on this enhanced two-way communication and engage you in new and innovative ways of connecting to the audience with extended narrative and content.

Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

MED2275Postproduction Sound (20 credits)

Postproduction Sound recognises that motion picture audio is characterised by a heavy dependency on post-production techniques, such as Foley, sound effects, dialogue recording and voice-over. It is common practice, therefore, for the soundtrack to be constructed separately from the moving image. Dialogue and sound effects are, more often, re-recorded in post-production, after the production/location film has actually been shot, whilst in animation and computer games sound is typically constructed during the production itself. Post-production sound employs specialist hardware and software, a range of studio recording techniques, and a high degree of sonic awareness in order to help bring to fruition the overall aesthetic of the moving image. You will be immersed in a post-production facility and be exposed to the software, hardware and workflows typically found in the film, animation and gaming industries. You will also be expected to develop critical listening skills and a working knowledge of how post-production sound can be used to shape the sonic landscape of the moving image.

Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

MED2284VFX and Compositing (20 credits)

VFX and Compositing provides a specialist, detailed practical and contextual insight into the use of visual effects within film, broadcast and moving image design. The module is designed to establish an industrial standard in the application of skills to production work. As such, you will focus on core VFX processes for film and television production, such as the use of green screen techniques, and the development and creation of a range of virtual set designs for a mix of film and television production formats. You will also examine the importance of planning VFX production work including visualisation and design, pre-production, production work-flows, pipelines, asset management and post/VFX production. In addition to covering the production and compositing of 2D to 3D CGI environments and other digital video elements to produce film visual effects, there will be the opportunity to study other key VFX techniques. These include asset creation and acquisition, tracking and matchmoving. You will also be able to participate in advanced technical workshops that deliver training in a range of software relevant to VFX film and television production work.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2293Prime Time Formats (20 credits)

Prime Time Formats explores the historic and changing content of Prime Time Television programme formats and their importance within contemporary television. Consideration of audiences, production values and participants (for example, presenters and contestants) will engage you with the theory and creative practice of the format. You will be expected to adopt a professional approach to whichever format you develop.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

Year 3

MED3237Independent Television Production (20 credits)

Independent Television Production offers you the opportunity to produce a large-scale independent television-based project. The ability to appreciate and adapt to the subtle differences between film and television is essential to those wishing to enter the modern, often freelance-orientated, industry. The module also focuses on the option to produce different products from the same source material. This could take the form of producing different length versions of the product to suit different final uses; an integral part of the modern industry.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED3238Independent Film Pre-Production (20 credits)

Independent Film Pre-Production provides a technical framework to apply to your film making both within university but also in the professional sector. The module develops your understanding of the pre-production film-making process and equips you with knowledge of the professional practices of production planning, the opportunity to investigate important production considerations and to understand the procedures involved in the generation of pre-production documentation.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED3239Independent Film Production (20 credits)

Independent Film Production enables you to work independently to produce a film of a professional standard. The Independent film genre gives students the experience of working within industry guidelines, producing a digital and HD film within the confines of a limited budget, with a larger production team and within a restricted timescale. You will be expected to make creative decisions on both a practical and intellectual level. The primary focus is to furnish you with the conceptual flexibility to make creative decisions and equip you with the skills to work with the confidence required. The project may take the form of an individual piece of work, or a group film, which may form the basis of a showreel used as an introduction to potential employers.

Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

You will select a total of 60 credits from the following modules:

MED3207Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century (20 credits)

Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century rehearses some key developments in media in relation to film and television fictions. In particular, it examines how new developments in media – and in particular convergence technologies, multi-platform environments, new distribution technologies and aspects of global / glocalisation – impact on film and television drama. This necessitates a good knowledge of fictional forms in film and television, which the module will also discuss. You will have a chance to consider how your own productions need to reflect these new environments and how this impacts on the design and production of content, the planning of marketing strategies, the relevance of global and diasporic audiences, and the way in which serial forms in particular can communicate and engage with their audiences.

Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

MED3225Dissertation (40 credits)

Dissertation offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth personal research project, under supervision, and explore a range of research methodologies and presentational formats appropriate to the project. You will gain a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject area and will be expected to shape that knowledge to produce a final submission that demonstrates your ability to locate the material within the wider contexts of your discipline. The module will enable you to work independently, with a supervisor, to explore areas of contemporary academic interest, consider issues of current or historical industry practice, and critically analyse case studies or products within specific cultural and social contexts.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED3232Television: Form and Engagement (20 credits)

Television: Form and Engagement examines television and key concepts from television studies in the context of cultural and technological change. The module recognises the diversity of television as a cultural form, placing an emphasis both on fictional and factual genres and drawing attention to the institutional and consumption contexts in which television operates. Crucial to the module is the understanding that television is in a constant process of change, both culturally and technologically. As an important medium in our everyday lives, it is also under constant scrutiny which affects decisions about policy, institutional change and consumption behaviour. The module will equip you with a critical understanding of television as a cultural practice that involves both production and reception.

Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

MED3235Contemporary European Cinema (20 credits)

Contemporary European Cinema explores the landscape of 21st century cinema in Europe by examining the films produced across the continent. Initially, the module will pose the question of what European cinema might be. You will then explore the national cinema paradigm in Europe, authorship in Europe, and major pan-European themes and aesthetics. By means of close textual analysis, the module will explore the similarities and contrasts that emerge between the nations and across the continent as a whole, and conclude with consideration of whether we can say with any certainty that a ‘European’ cinema exists.

Assessment: Coursework: 75%, Practical(s): 25%.

MED3251Creative Self-Shooter (20 credits)

Creative Self-Shooter is a practice-based module which provides you with the opportunity to work individually, to make creative, experimental and innovative audiovisual media products, and to explore the wider contexts of media production and innovation. The module will enable you to develop your processes of experimentation to an advanced level. Through exploring the parameters of audio-visual story-telling (in fact or fiction) and through challenging notions of linear and plot-based narrativity, you will find your own creative voice and expressions within media practice.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

MED3252TV Branded Content (20 credits)

TV Branded Content will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the creative industries alongside the traditional television model, while also developing your skills in producing high-quality, relevant branded content.  You will learn about the broader contexts of transmedia/ancillary screen content and use this knowledge to inform your practice in creating a piece of complementary media which fuses creativity with a brand message.

Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED3253Creative Documentary (20 credits)

Creative Documentary is a practice-based module which provides you with the opportunity to challenge established modes of production and to develop creative processes in the field of documentary production. It will interrogate notions of ‘truth’ and ‘representation’ in documentary production and allow a breadth of practice which facilitates narrativised constructions and creative treatments of actuality. The aim is  enhance your skills as an innovative filmmaker and to produce documentary texts at an advanced level of criticality and creativity.

Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional 20 credit modules above.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme 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.


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.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes 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 accrediting 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.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 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 programme.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 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.

As long as 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 the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

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 lower, either overall or in one or two elements, our Pre-Sessional English course might be for you.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

You will be qualified to pursue a career in film, video, television or new media production and any graduate level job requiring an emphasis on teamwork, time management and communication.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Erasmus+ and Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
  • Language Learning – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2018/19, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19 are £11,800 per annum.

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.

Financial Support

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

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2018/19, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters 2018/19 guide at

Financial support information for international students can be found at


ScholarshipsEdge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit


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If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at

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Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.

12th March 2018 - Change of Modules

FLM1016 Cinemas Beyond Europe (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 1.

MED3236 Independent Television Pre-Production (20 credits) removed as a compulsory module in Year 3.

7th February 2018 - New Modules Added

Will The Revolution Be Televised? (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 1.

MED2292 Production Research and Management (20 credits) added as a compulsory module in Year 2. MED2293 Prime Time Formats (20 credits) replaces MED2208 Television Light Entertainment (20 credits) as an optional module in Year 2.

MED3251 Creative Self Shooter (20 credits), MED3252 TV Branded Content (20 credits) and MED3253 Creative Documentary (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 3.

11th January 2018 - Change to Entry Requirements

In cases where an applicant does not meet the UCAS Tariff requirements, we may invite him/her to submit a portfolio as evidence of suitable matriculation.

18th October 2016 - New Module Added

A Language module is now available as a Year 3 option, providing Language modules were studied in Years 1 and 2.

25th April 2016 - Change of Modules

MED1417 Film and Television History and Contexts (20 credits) replaces MED1410 Film and Television History and Contexts (20 credits), and MED1419 Production Skills and Creative Thinking (20 credits) replaces both MED1407 Production Skills (10 credits) and MED1408 Creative Ideas for Film and Television (10 credits) in Year 1. There is also now the option of selecting a Language module in French, Spanish or Mandarin as an integral part of this degree in Year 1.

MED2270 Analysing Film and Television (20 credits) and MED2271 Research for Film and Television (20 credits) replace MED2247 Research and Analysis for Film and Television (40 credits) in Year 2. MED2203 Multimedia Sport (20 credits), MED2215 Analysing Audiences (20 credits) and MED2219 IPTV (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2. MED2217 Fact to Fiction: Key Debates (20 credits), MED2272 Transmedia Storytelling (20 credits), MED2275 Postproduction Sound (20 credits) and MED2284 VFX and Compositing (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 2. A Language module is also available as a Year 2 option, providing a Language module is studied in Year 1.

MED3237 Independent Television Production (20 credits) replaces MED3201 Independent Television Production (30 credits) and MED3239 Independent Film Production (20 credits) replaces MED3200 Independent Film Production (30 credits) in Year 3. FLM3023 Cult Cinema (20 credits), MED3208 Media Futures (20 credits) and MED3234 American Independent Cinema (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3. MED3236 Independent Television Pre-Production (20 credits) and MED3238 Independent Film Pre-Production (20 credits) added as compulsory modules and MED3235 Contemporary European Cinema (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.