A practice-based course which places film and TV in its historical, contemporary and theoretical context.
- Excellent film and TV facilities.
- Taught by staff with industry experience.
- Opportunity for cross community collaboration with other students, for example scriptwriting and drama students.
Supported by Pinewood Studios Group, this hands-on course in film, television and digital production will give you the skills that successful film and television professionals need.
You'll learn how to design and create film and television content and formats. We'll immerse you in film and TV practice and theory, teaching you how to apply a variety of crafts and digital technologies.
What you'll learn
In the first two years, you'll gain grounding in the core elements relating to film and television production. In your final year, you'll have the opportunity to specialise, developing an individualised programme of work tailored to your interests.
You'll develop practical and creative projects highlighting your technical and craft skills. Alongside this you'll demonstrate critical and theoretical understanding. Throughout the course, you'll have opportunities to work on group and individual projects, developing your skills and creative ideas.
You'll develop skills for working life, such as decision making in complex and unpredictable contexts, working in groups, analysing data, and making use of technical and creative resources.
You'll become a socially engaged global citizen, with intercultural and global understandings and perspectives, and an awareness of innovation and social entrepreneurship.
In the first year you'll study single camera production and TV studio production. In addition you'll engage in some contextual work, for example film and TV theory and formats.
You'll continue your work in single camera production and advanced TV production. Again you'll study context in areas such as scriptwriting, popular cinema and world cinema.
Your final year will be project led. You'll have the opportunity to engage in collaborative productions, undertake in-depth post-production activities and complete and individualised practice-based project. In these projects you'll benefit from close staff supervision.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through coursework. This will be a combination of project and group work, practice-based portfolios, seminar presentations and individual essays.
How will I be taught?
This degree is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, and studio based practice sessions.
You'll work individually and in groups, and be expected to manage your time effectively. You'll also benefit from visiting industry speakers from other universities.
You'll have the opportunity to study in a wide range of locations around the world. Our students have completed Erasmus+ and Exchange programmes in a variety of countries including Spain and the USA.
You'll have opportunities to film in a variety of locations in the region as part of your single camera work. We also visit commercial TV studios.
Previous students have filmed in a variety of historic and cultural areas such as Bath and Bristol city centres, and in beautiful rural countryside in the West of England.
Work placements, industry links and internships
There are opportunities throughout the programme to embark on work placements, subject to your interests and availability.
Will the course help you get the job you want? We think so. You'll have the opportunity to learn different technical roles such as camera work, lighting and sound as well as a range of digital skills.
But more than this, you'll explore and develop your creativity, communication and social skills in a context of professional practice.
Facilities and resources
Where the subject is taught
You'll be taught at Newton Park campus. Your learning will take place at a variety of facilities and locations, which could include:
The Newton Park studio complex provides two TV studios and a gallery which allows for live vision mixing. The studio has a number of HD digital cameras and a variety of lighting rigs.
In addition there is a series of TV production suites consisting of post-production rooms for editing news/VT strands for inclusion in live multi camera studio-based programmes.
For location based, single camera shooting, you can hire out equipment using SISO, Bath Spa University's free equipment loan service.