BA Film and Television Production

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

Film and television production are significant developing industries in China, with an increasing emphasis on international collaborations. You have a chance to be a part of this development.

Have you ever wanted to create drama and documentaries for a vast, worldwide audience? Have you ever wanted to be a creative visual storyteller? If you want to use your storytelling ability to keep the audience in keen anticipation of the next episode, then this is the programme for you.

BA Film and Television Production is an intensive, practice-based, creative programme where you will produce innovative media content. Your practice will include documentaries and fiction, the craft of storytelling, the art of cinematography, sound design and editing.

You will also learn to understand audiences and future media trends. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to work in local, national and international media industries.

Why Should I Study Film and Television Production at XJLTU?

  • Enjoy new, state-of-the-art facilities that include filming equipment, a fully functional digital media lab, cutting-edge studios with multicamera setups and a cinema for student project screenings;
  • Learn to use project-management and other international industry software;
  • Learn from international, award-winning staff with industry expertise, and industry guest speakers;
  • Experience a collaborative, project-based program, with the possibility of working on live projects and opportunities for work experience;
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA Film and Television Production, you will have:

  • full awareness of your creative potential as a content creator, with the ability to take your knowledge, specialist skills and understanding into the world of media industries;
  • knowledge of production techniques, research and routines/processes within the media industries;
  • advanced, specialist skills in professional practices, contexts and research processes within the broadcast television and digital video production industries;
  • a high level of communication skills in the presentation of creative, critical, professional work;
  • the ability to produce work that is informed by and contextualised within relevant theoretical issues and debates.

Modules

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Year Three

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Careers

Graduates will be well prepared for positions in a modern media landscape, including those of producer, director, writer, content creation for web and social media platforms, cinematographer, sound designer, post-production editor, advertising creative and digital media entrepreneur. Typically, graduates will either work in a large media company or start up a company of their own.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

"The Film and Television Production programme fosters creativity; taking talented, aspiring students and turning them into creative professionals capable of working both nationally and internationally."

Garrabost Donald Jayalakshmi
Programme Director

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less