BA Filmmaking and Screenwriting

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This third year top up degree is designed to consolidate the knowledge and skills that have been covered in the Creative Industries: Television or NextGen Television Production courses. Validated by UWS, the BA Filmmaking & Screen Writing course will help you develop the essential creative, critical and professional skills required to work in cinema, TV and related industries. The practical focus of the degree will help you build up a portfolio of work and provide you with experience of post-production, research, scriptwriting and camera operation.

Modules are taught by industry professionals and our range of masterclasses are led by internationally-acclaimed directors, cinematographers and writers.


Entry requirements for this course include:

  • HND Creative Industries: Television (Grade B or above)
  • NextGen Television Production (Distinction or Merit)
  • Showreel + Competency based Interview 

Students will be encouraged to develop skills and understanding concerning film-related ethics, business planning, distribution and finance. Modules will address story development, pitching, product marketing and promotion. A key aim of this level is to develop students’ awareness and understanding of the professional contexts in which filmmaking creativity is exercised, and student creative work simulates industry practice. A core module covering enterprise and entrepreneurialism in producing enhances students’ knowledge and skills concerning employability in the creative industries. Students at this level also have the opportunity to engage with sophisticated theorisations of films and filmmaking and develop knowledge and skills concerning research procedures in preparation for Honours-level research.

Further opportunities to develop professional and communication skills are enabled by students choosing to undertake work experience with an appropriate organisation. 

Modules covered include: 

  • Digital Filmmaking A + B
  • Producing Skills
  • Screen Adaptation
  • Critical Studies In Film
  • Work Related Learning