BA Film and Television Production


Program Description


Film and television production are significant growing and developing industries in China with a growing emphasis on international co-production and collaboration. The B.A. Film and Television Production programme aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and understanding of film and television production, and a critical and theoretical grounding in film, media and communication studies contexts.

With the curriculum delivered in English and drawing on X.J.T.L.U.’s international education model, graduates will be well equipped in both language, subject-specific skills, and critical abilities to go onto work in local, national and international media industries or to progress on to further specialist study.

Why Should I Study Film and Television Production at XJLTU?

The programme benefits from state-of-the-art facilities in the brand new dedicated School of Film and Television Arts building. These facilities feature film and TV studios, digital media laboratories and post-production facilities running industry-standard software and hardware platforms. You will work with dedicated research-active international staff with practical experience in digital media arts (film makers, directors and producers, and academics) and in communication and media teaching. The programme is accredited by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the University of Liverpool.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the B.A. Film and Television Production programme, you will:

  • have specialist skills in broadcast media and film production
  • possess specific knowledge of production techniques, research and routines/processes within the media industries
  • have gained specific knowledge of, and advanced and specialist skills in, professional practices, contexts and research processes within the broadcast television, digital video and film production industries
  • have a high level of communication skills in the presentation of critical, creative and professional work
  • be capable of independent and questioning work in the areas of broadcast television, digital video and film production
  • be able to produce work that is informed by, and contextualised within, relevant theoretical issues and debates
  • have developed a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of mass media
  • be able to reflect, evaluate and present creative and professional work in your own and in other’s practice in media production.


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:

Elective modules:

Year Three

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

Elective modules:


BA Film and Television Production graduates pursue professional careers in the film, television, media and creative industries, communications, PR and advertising, national and international broadcast and film production companies, journalism, and internet and online communications.

Entry Requirements

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+
Last updated Jan 2019

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