Bachelor Digital Film and Television Production


Program Description

This degree is awarded by Teesside University

The Bachelor in Digital Film & Television Production programme at Grimsby is designed to equip you with a broad range of production skills and techniques appropriate for employment in the media industries. The programme has been created and developed by experienced and active industry practitioners who are on hand to guide you through the course, developing your practical skills and preparing you for industry. The significant proportion of the work is practical, with some academic, creative and reflexive writing.

There are no exam papers on the programme; the grading for your degree is based on assignments that you hand in, which include single and multi-camera film productions, documentaries and motion graphic sequences.

Your time at University is an opportunity to allow your creativity to flourish, and the University Centre in Grimsby is the perfect place for this. On the course, you have full access to two fully integrated, multi-camera HD Studios (one of which is an impressive green screen virtual studio with motion capture capabilities) Sony EX3 and EX1 cameras, edit suites equipped with Final Cut Studio and Adobe Master Collection and a range of additional hardware, all there to give your films that professional edge.

With a range of creative courses all under one roof in the University Centre, collaboration with like-minded creative students is encouraged to take your TV and Film projects to that next level. On top of all this, we also have our very own broadcasting Television channel on campus, giving you the opportunity to obtain real, professional work experience whilst carrying out your studies on the course - a unique feature to the Digital Film & TV Production course in Grimsby!

BA Digital Film & Television Production Key Information

  • Learn fundamentals of Film and Television Production techniques with a wide range of practical workshops and experiences
  • Develop experience working in tapeless workflow environments, working with Sony EX3 and EX1 XDCam cameras
  • Use our state of the art virtual studio and HD Newsroom, equipped with Sony EX3 cameras, full Autocue system, Ianiro cool lights and 40" LCD HD Monitors
  • Develop editing and post-production skills in Final Cut Studio and Adobe Master Collection
  • Author, direct and project manage a range of independent and group based film and TV Projects
  • Learn screenwriting techniques and apply them directly to your films

  • Gain invaluable work experience at our very own broadcasting TV station, based on campus.
  • There are NO exams. All grades are achieved through coursework
  • Lower tuition fees than almost all other comparable courses and higher one-on-one tutor time
  • State of the art Digital Film & TV equipment housed in a purpose built GBP23 million University Centre

The BA Digital Film & Television Production course is a relatively new degree and our KIS data does not fully reflect the potential of what is capable here at Grimsby. Come along and take a look at our facilities, we would be happy to show you around. We guarantee you will be impressed!

Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirement for the degree is 180 UCAS points, minimum. However, in line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. We consider lots of different qualifications, to make sure that those who have the talent and the ability to study and learn with us are given the chance to do so.

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Year One - Level 4 - Certificate Stage

The first year of the course is designed to give a broad range of core skills that will go on to feed in to further modules later on the degree. In your first year you will do single camera film production, multi-camera TV studio production, screenwriting, introduction to factual programming, production planning, and look at digital media theory.

Year Two - Level 5 - Diploma Stage

The second year of the course aims to develop your core base of production skills, looking in more depth at advanced techniques, and introducing you to aspects such as broadcast motion graphics. These modules focus on developing your ability to produce high quality content, understanding the production process in detail, and open you up to a range of media theories related to the information age. During your second year on the course, you will actively partake in Work Based Activity, working with a local media employer to develop your professional skills.

Year Three - Level 6 - Honours Stage

A chance for you to fully explore the possibilities and use the skills you have learned from the two previous years of the course to produce a piece of work of exceptional quality. Your Final Major project is your chance to demonstrate your filmmaking potential to its highest level, giving you the opportunity to specialise in a creative medium of your choice, be it factual or fictional*. Alongside this, you will carry out an extended study in an area of your choice to produce your Dissertation, and you will also be given the opportunity to develop your professional portfolio, getting you ready for the media industry by the time you leave the University.

  • Students will choose either a Drama OR Documentary for the 'Final Project'

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: essays/reports, journals/notebooks/sketchbooks, individual and group presentations, practical studio work, evaluative statements, visual analysis evidenced in developmental studies and creative outcomes and a final dissertation.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and creative skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the field of Digital Film or TV Production. Employment in media is often on a Freelance basis, and previous graduates have gone on to work for large media corporations such as BBC or Sky, or chosen to set up their own thriving media production company in the local area.

Last updated Jan 2018

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The Institute is one of the largest colleges in the UK and is situated in the picturesque county of North East Lincolnshire, on the East Coast of England. Grimsby is famous for its heritage as a thriv ... Read More

The Institute is one of the largest colleges in the UK and is situated in the picturesque county of North East Lincolnshire, on the East Coast of England. Grimsby is famous for its heritage as a thriving fishing port, has stylish café bars, pubs and restaurants and, within a few miles, you'll find stunning countryside and sandy beaches. So, as well as being a very friendly and affordable place to live and study, you'll have plenty to see and do in Grimsby. Read less