Our BA (Hons) Film and Television Production course can help you kick-start you career in this dynamic and fast-paced industry. Whether you see yourself writing the scripts, filming live events, editing, digital effects or directing and producing, you’ll be sure to find many opportunities to explore these areas on this course.
Using our state-of-the-art film and tv studios, equipment and software, you’ll be able to bring your creative ideas to life with the support of our expert-lecturers, guest speakers and workshops.
Why study this subject?
The film and television sector is expanding at more than three times the rate of the wider economy (National Film & Television School) and employed 239,000 people (gov.uk DCMS 2018).
So you could be working for the BBC, BT Sport, Celador Productions, Nickelodeon, Pinewood Studios, Sky Sports, SKY TV or Talkback Thames like some of our previous graduates.
Whether it is writing the scripts, filming live events, editing, digital effects, or directing and producing the whole film – you will be equipped with the skills to turn your passion into a rewarding and successful career.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
At Buckinghamshire New University we treat you like professional filmmakers. Films are analysed and deconstructed so you can apply those techniques to your work. You won’t just stop at learning about film and television, you will cover webcasting as well.
We create the industry on campus, giving you every opportunity to collaborate across courses, just like the real world. You will work with our audio specialists on the Audio and Music Production course and our selection of new stars in the Performing Arts course.
This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries and carries the ScreenSkills quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.
Film and Television is mostly taught in our newest building, the Gateway building. It’s equipped with modern suites and brand-new facilities.
We have two video studios, one with green screen and an extensive studio lighting rig, as well as a drama studio.
Our extensive range of HD broadcast camera include URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, over forty Panasonic cameras (AG-HPX301E, AG-HPX371E, AG-HPX171E and AG- Panasonic HMC41E), Canon XF305, Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 60D cameras, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K cameras, Sony A7R Mark III cameras and additional specialist cameras (GoPro Hero 7 cameras, a GoPro Fusion 360 camera, ZCAM E2 6K camera).
We also have a four camera live broadcast set up with Grass Valley LDK6000 cameras and industry-standard EVS action replay/asset management system with two XT3 servers.
In our individual video edit booths equipped with powerful iMac Pros and our communal editing suites and teaching rooms equipped with i9Macs, you’ll get the chance to become skilled with post-production software solutions including Blackmagic Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite among other post-production software.
We also have an extensive lighting kit, sound studios, and sound equipment including Sennheiser EW 100 radio mics, Sound Devices 302 sound field mixers, Sennheiser ME66 condenser microphone, XLR microphone beach box adaptors for DSLR sound recording and Sennheiser ME64/K6 condenser.
What will I study?
Through a mix of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, we help you learn the skills you need in a modern media business. You’ll cover camera, lighting, sound, editing and all elements of planning and pre-production, bringing them together to produce a range of fiction and non-fiction films.
You’ll regularly be given the opportunity to work with a variety of artists using our state-of-the-art facilities. During your studies you’ll have the opportunity to work in collaboration with the Audio and Music Production students, this will enable you to broaden your skills working in a professional setting.
You’ll also benefit from filming weeks and filming live events, all of these have different demands and require flexible and organised thinking.
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