BA Film and Television Production

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

BA Film and Television Production

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


Film and television production are significant growing and developing industries in China with a growing emphasis on international co-production and collaboration. The BA 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 XJTLU’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.

Unique selling points of the programme

The programme benefits from state-of-the art facilities in the brand new dedicated School of Film and Televisoin 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 BA Film and Television Production programme, you will:

• have advanced and 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

• 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.

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.

Modules: Year Two

• Analysing communication

• Media management

• Digital media production

• Visual thinking

• Screen writing for film and TV

• TV studio production I

• Media ethics

• Journalism theory and practice

• Investigative journalism.

Modules: Year Three

• Media theory

• Adaptation across the media

• Documentary (theory)

• History of broadcasting

• Experimental media practices

• Global journalism

• China and the digital revolution

• TV studio production II

• Documentary production.

Modules: Year Four

• Post production

• European cinema

• Theoretical debates in film studies

• Portrayal of China in Western media

• Animation

• Major production project

• Final year project.

Career prospects

BA Film and Television Production graduates will pursue a professional career 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
3 - 4 years
Full time
88,000 CNY
China - Suzhou
Start date: Sept. 2018
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Sept. 2018
China - Suzhou
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