Develop your passion for storytelling on our full-time Film and Television Production degree. Our students succeed in industry and frequently win awards. Choose to study for one semester in the Netherlands, and get support to find placements and work experience. Get the experience, skills and connections for a range of careers in the film and television industry.
- Join a course whose students won 6 out of 10 student categories in the Royal Television Society East Awards 2019 and 3 out of 5 in 2018
- Study with award-winning lecturers and film and television professionals who have worked with the BBC, Discovery, Channel 4 and Channel 5, among others.
- Show your work to industry professionals at our end-of-course degree show.
- Become certified in Black Magic Design‚s DaVinci Resolve with training from our Technical Officer
- Receive ongoing support to find placements and work experience.
- Make the most of Cambridge with its annual Film Festival, and arts and mainstream cinemas
Develop your skills in cinematography, editing, producing and directing in studio, on location and in multi-camera television studios. Learn from highly experienced filmmakers and teachers using our specialist facilities (see ‚Where You’ll Study’ below for more information). You’ll also explore the theory and context of your craft with an emphasis on practice.
Focusing on creative practice and storytelling, you’ll shoot on film and video, from high definition to 16mm film, and learn post-production skills in editing, sound and grading.
We enjoy a close and rewarding relationship with the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, where the best films by our students are screened publicly at the end of year and for our annual degree show. We also host a selection of our students’ films on our Vimeo channel.
Your work will be supported by award-winning lecturers and film and television professionals, whose work includes Emmy Award-winning documentaries for the BBC, Discovery, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITVS, BBC Radio 4 as well as promo, commercials and HUGO and BAFTA Award-winning drama.
With their encouragement and support, you’ll be able to enter your projects into competitions such as the Royal Television Society East Student Awards, in which our students have a growing tradition of success, including awards in 2019 for Best Drama, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Camera, Best Sound and Best Writing.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
This course will prepare you for employment or self-employment in film and television industries and the ever-expanding field of screen content including music, dance, marketing and fashion promos, as well as drama and documentary.
We place an emphasis on creativity and storytelling, as well as solid, transferable skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, resourcefulness, and risk management.
You’ll also learn highly valued specialist skills such as editing, cinematography, production management, budgeting, producing and directing – invaluable as you launch a career in this highly competitive but growing and diverse creative industry.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work for the BBC, Ridley Scott Associates, Marmalade Productions, Vice, Envy Post-Production, Brand Anonymous, Sommersault Video Productions, DMED Productions (Paris) as well as securing work (and experience) on feature films such as Pride, The Theory of Everything, Kick-Ass 2, Storage 24, Berberian Sound Studio, Ill Manors; TV productions such as 24: Live Another Day, EastEnders, Holby City, and Fortitude, as well as numerous commercials and music promos. Others have formed their own production companies or established themselves as freelance editors, cinematographers, production managers and even script supervisors.
Some specific examples include:
- Jamie-Leigh Richmond (graduated 2018): runner for Task Master, now working on Great British Bake Off
- Poppy Billet (graduated 2017): gallery runner for 24hrs in A&E, Britain’s Got Talent and ITV Studios, currently Localisation Post Production Runner at Pinewood Group Limited
- Amy Willet (graduated from BA and MA 2014): worked on Flog It and for BBC Natural History Unit, now production coordinator at Plimsoll Productions
- Sam Cornish (graduated 2014): Production Executive at Genesius Pictures Ltd, creators of BAFTA-nominated and NME Best Film of 2014-winning Northern Soul; The More You Ignore Me, written by BAFTA winner Jo Brand, and Mrs Lowry and Son, starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
Screen Practice 1
Editing and Structures
Screen Practice 2
Year one, optional modules
Film Practice On 16mm
Screenwriting: Introduction to the Screen
English for Study 1 & 2
Year two, core modules
Short Fiction Film
Debates and Practices
Year two, optional modules
The Director and the Cinematographer
Design for the Screen
Business for the Creative Arts
Emerging Media and Platforms
Year three, core modules
Specialised Practice in Film and Television Production
Major Project Film and Television Production
Year three, optional modules
Working in the Creative Industries
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure (pdf).
You’ll show your progress through mostly practical portfolios supported by written analytical work. All your coursework will be project–based, reflecting either the technical or production skills required for the film and television industry.
Where you’ll study
Your department and faculty
Using our creative expertise and industry connections in Cambridge and beyond, we create experiences that entertain, educate, inspire and improve lives.
At Cambridge School of Creative Industries, we believe in the importance of experimentation and risk-taking to create experiences that entertain, educate, inspire and improve lives.
Whether writing bestselling fiction, creating challenging documentaries or sharing a piano with people on the autism spectrum, the expertise of our staff goes far beyond teaching. Their research produces significant funding success, leading to important publications and international conferences.