BA (Hons) Filmmaking

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design

Program Description

BA (Hons) Filmmaking

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design


This exciting new degree course has been created in response to the rise of the global filmmaking industry. We’ll help you to develop a deep creative understanding of the art of filmmaking, focusing on the production of original, entertaining, and provocative content.

You’ll undertake the roles of writer, director, and producer while working on real-life briefs with our industry partners. We’ll teach you key technical and production skills, enabling you to produce a professional production folder tailored to your career goals.

Taught in partnership with NTU’s School of Arts and Humanities and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, you’ll benefit from a wide range of staff expertise and industry-standard facilities and equipment.

Key features:

  • Focus on writing, directing and producing. We want to create filmmakers who can develop their own projects.
  • Take part in live projects and competitions, giving you exposure to the industry.
  • Learn from course staff with industry experience and expertise in areas such as directing, producing and scriptwriting, plus technical skills such as location scouting, editing, lighting and camera operating.
  • Have access to industry-standard facilities, equipment and software such as high-end camera equipment, Davinci Resolve and Adobe Creative suite, and green-screen studios.
  • Complete short periods of work experience to help you gain professional experience and skills.
  • Apply to go on an overseas exchange to a partner university in Europe through the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
  • Exhibit your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham in your final year.
  • Choose to go on the international field trip to a recognised film city every year.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures and briefings
  • studio workshops;
  • seminars;
  • tutorials;
  • masterclasses;
  • verbal and visual presentations;
  • individual work;
  • teamwork;
  • live projects;
  • study trips; and
  • personal development planning.


Assessment is 100% coursework. You will be assessed at the end of each module and awarded a grade (First, 2.1, 2.2, Third, or Pass). You will receive feedback throughout.

Depending on the module, you may be assessed through:

  • design development work (storyboards, scripts, animatics, iterative edits);
  • final project work (e.g. film, scripts, pitch packages);
  • portfolio work;
  • reports and evaluations;
  • essays;
  • visual and verbal presentations;
  • production management documentation; and
  • online design journal blog entries.

Your final degree mark will be based 100% on your final year work.

Exchange opportunities

The University is part of the Erasmus+ exchange programme and has agreements with a number of partner institutions throughout Europe.

If you're thinking about studying part of your degree abroad, Erasmus+ is a great way of experiencing a new culture, meeting new people, learning a new language and gaining a study experience which will enhance your CV. Exchanges usually take place during Year Two of your studies.

Careers and employability

The School of Art & Design has an excellent graduate employment rate, with 93% of our undergraduate students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2014-15).

YouFirst – working with our Employability team

Our friendly, experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won't find in a book or on the Internet. You can benefit from this at any time during your studies, and for up to three years after completing your course.

Work placement and internship opportunities

You’ll be encouraged to undertake work experience alongside your studies. Course staff will support you by directing you towards work placement and professional practice opportunities.

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – BBC; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM; or
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths or Science grade C.

Other requirements

a creative portfolio

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You'll find our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests here. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
3 years
Full time
United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
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