Do you wish to study film and television production to an advanced level, acquiring specialised technical and organisational skills whilst developing your creative vision as a filmmaker? MArt Film and Television Production is for you!
On this course you will gain industry knowledge enabling you to critique film and media content. You will also gain advanced skills that will enhance your professional development and employability in a range of film and television industry roles.
We understand that when it comes to deciding where you’d like to study, there are a lot of things to consider. Come along to our Open Day and discover why BNU could be the place for you. You can find out more about your course, meet the course team, and get all your questions answered.
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Why study this subject?
The Integrated Master’s Film and TV Production prepares you for a range of careers in film and television and related industries, including streaming services and production for other forms of internet-based digital media given the wide spectrum of the course. Upon completion of the course, you can hit the ground running for the role you enter in to.
You'll gain skills in filmmaking and related multimedia from pre-production to promotion, this means that upon graduation you will be prepared technically and creatively for various industry skills and professionalism.
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.
The course also strongly emphasises teamwork, group dynamics and professionalism. Those who succeed in the industry are usually the ones can work together well in a team and adapt to changing group dynamics. Etiquette and knowing how to act on a film set or in a crew for example are highly desirable traits.
As well as working with other students on the course, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other disciplines such as audio, music, and performance during your productions.
What facilities can I use?
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.
Whilst studying with us you will have access to a wealth of equipment that is industry standard. As the course progresses and advances you will be introduced to more sophisticated and specialised equipment and trained in its use.
The equipment that we use at Buckinghamshire New University is constantly being reviewed and is regularly updated, ensuring it is up to industry standard. You will learn to operate, utilise, and manage this equipment through a combination of workshops and guest speakers.
What will I study?
Our course offers a fully rounded experience in preparation for the industry. You will develop high-level expertise in directing, producing, editing and post-production, production management and cross-media production.
As well as the practical element to the course, you will also gain the theoretical, language and analytical skills which are just as important as the technical aspect of production. For example, understanding audiences, analysing film structure and why a film is successful is an essential skill in many roles such as directing, writing and producing and editing.
How will I be taught and assessed?
On the course you will be taught through a combination of practical workshops, lectures and seminars. You will also undertake both practical and written assessments. You will be taught by tutors and lecturers who are current or former industry practitioners, meaning they have in depth knowledge and experience that you can benefit from and in addition, you will experience industry guest masterclasses.
BNU is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 80 - 104
A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
Year 1 Modules
Technical Skills: Camera and Editing
Writing for Film and Television: Documentary
Screen Form and Platform
Technical Skills: Lighting and Sound
Writing for Film and Television: Writing Fiction
Year 2 Modules
Advanced Technical Skills: Post Production and Lighting
Art Film Production (optional)
Writing and Producing Fiction: Feature Film Treatment (optional)
Breaking Conventions: Fantasy Genres
Introduction to Multi-camera Productions and Events: Technical techniques and output (optional)
Film Drama Production
Advanced Technical Skills: Studio Production and Multi-camera
Music Video Production (optional)
Writing and Producing Fiction: TV Series bible (optional)
Breaking Conventions: Crime and Realist Genres
Introduction to Multi-camera Productions and Events: Production and Event Planning (optional)
Client Production with Placement Plus
Year 3 Modules
New Media and Current Trends
Creative Portfolio Production
Year 4 Modules
Producing and Directing
Advanced Editing and Post-Production
Advanced Industry Practice Research Project (optional)
Advanced Independent Script writing Project (optional)
Advanced Independent Production Project (optional)
How much does it cost
Home and EU
Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022
£9,250 per year
International, Academic Year 2021-2022
£13,750 per year
What are my career prospects?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
Our MArt Film and Television Production course will help prepare you to work for a range of companies where Film and Television Production skills are required. Examples of where our alumni have been employed include:
- BT Sport
- Celador Productions
- Pinewood Studios
- Sky Sports
- SKY TV
- Talkback Thames.
Graduates can also choose to study for a postgraduate course.