Why study this course?
Our Film and Television Production (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year.
The course is a great fit if you want to study film and television production at undergraduate level but you can’t meet the entry requirements for the traditional three-year course.
We’re ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK for art according to the Guardian university league tables 2022.
More about this course
During the foundation year you’ll learn the key principles of creative practice, the conceptual process of idea development and the techniques and materials you’ll use to form your first projects.
Later in the course you’ll focus on longer projects and work on film recording, editing and sound, exploring techniques and methods that will help you achieve your creative vision. Your work-in-progress projects will be presented to students and staff regularly to prepare you for the final show at the end of the year. These presentations are an opportunity to ensure your work is progressing the way you intend it to.
The foundation year will give you the chance to explore what your specific practice might be, with the option of specialising after this initial year. This year will be share with students from other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to learn about different disciplines within the School of Computing and Digital Media.
You’ll learn from tutors who are specialists in the field of film and television production, giving you an insight into the industry and its modern practices; the course also includes a work placement element.
You’ll be encouraged and supported throughout the course, with regular feedback given to ensure you are achieving your full potential.
By the end of the course you’ll have created a substantial portfolio. You’ll also get to display your work at a public screening.
You can get a taste for life at our School of Computing and Digital Media by taking a look at our showcase of recent student work.
Where this course can take you
Graduates of this course can pursue postgraduate study, or work in a variety of fields, including the creative and cultural industries, film criticism and academia.
As the hub of the film and television industries in the UK, London provides many options for students, both in organisations such as the British Film Institute, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and in the numerous independent production companies located across the city.
Our location (Aldgate) in London’s creative East End provides many opportunities for graduating students, both in organizations such as the British Film Institute, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and in the numerous independent production companies located nearby and across the city. Recent alumni include one of only three black female filmmakers to have directed a feature film that has received a nationwide release in the UK and a cinematographer who works on TV shows including League of Gentlemen and Cold Feet.
Recent graduates have moved on to master’s degrees at Goldsmiths and at Film School in the USA, and gained positions at a range of media companies including YouTube.