|UCAS code||Typical offer||Length|
|W600||AAB (See full entry requirements)||3 years full-time|
Students on this Creative Skillset accredited programme will develop their technical and production skills in film and television. Students from the first cohort to graduate are now working in the film and TV industries, on programmes like Dara O'Briain's Science Club, The One Show, Mastermind and Party House; or for facilities and production companies like CTV; or have gone on to specialist film and TV training, such as the five students who are now at the National Film and Television School.
A foundation in Film and Television Production, comprising:
Three introductory modules on different aspects of film and television production and their relationship:
Two modules exploring:
One end-of-year module on:
Developing your individual production skills:
Specialising and preparing for the professional world:
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
The characteristic teaching methods on the BSc in Film and Television Production include:
Lectures: usually an hour in duration but sometimes two, these range in subject from the analysis of films and television programmes and their contexts, to the consideration of technological, scientific and practical issues relating to media production.
Seminars: groups of 12-20 students, under the direction of one or more tutors, working together on previously arranged topics.
Workshops and Practicals: hands-on sessions typically lasting between one and four hours depending on the
nature of the session. For production work, students will be divided into groups of about 4 (for film and lab work) to about 16 (for TV studio work).
Tutorials: one-to-one consultations with your module tutor - for example, on feedback sessions on written assignments in Year 1, and on planning sessions for your Research Projects in Year 3.
Screenings: These will be timetabled and will normally take place in the fully-equipped, Dolby certified Digital Cinema.
Masterclasses: We think it's very important that you should have the opportunity to listen to the views of, engage in dialogue with, and observe the work of film and television professionals who have achieved distinction in their careers. Regular masterclasses will provide you with this opportunity.
VLE: The department uses the university's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE); as well as posting information, schedules and lecture notes, there are forums where students can discuss any topics or issues that have arisen.
We set you assessments for three reasons:
Across the three years of the BSc programme you will be asked to produce several different kinds of written and practical assignments for assessments, including examinations, practical work, essays and reports.
In Years 2 and 3some of the written assignments will be on topics and projects you design for yourself with advice from your module tutors. In the TV studio work, you will carry out some "observed" assessments - where the tutors watch as you direct and crew for TV. Practical skills like these are assessed using clear marking criteria provided to you when the assignment details are made available. In production areas, this typically involves a comparison of the technical production quality (such as image quality, smoothness of camerawork, clarity of sound, etc.) against established industry norms.
Some of the assessments - eg essays - are individual; some - eg the production projects - are group work. The group mark is never more than 50% of the total mark for the particular assessment.
The BSc in Film and Televion Production combines rigorous academic work (as you'd expect in a Russell Group university) with practical training. When you graduate, you will have range of valuable transferrable skills:
These skills will make you suitable for graduate jobs in many areas of work. To see where our graduates get jobs, see our Graduate Achievements page.
You will also have learned professional and technical skills that realate specifically to the film and TV industries, so you can find work in technical and creative roles such as sound recordist, camera operator and vision engineer; higher creative roles such as lighting director or sound designer; and production roles such as researcher, director or producer. The course is Creative Skillset accredited, which means graduates are seen by thye industry as having relevant, up-to-date skills.
You will also have learned to think about the context and meaning of what you do - so will be well suited to management and leadership roles in the years to come.
During your degree there will be many opportunities for professional work experience. We are often asked to supply runners for shoots, or student crews to create video work, from camera-assisting on top-end drama to working on live sport. We highly recommend that you take up some of these opportunities, as they enhance your CV.
All applications to undergraduate degree courses at York must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Once your application has been reviewed by the course admissions tutor, you may be invited to attend an interview afternoon.
Invitations will be sent out from the department at least two weeks prior to the date of interview. The afternoon will include a talk about the BSc in Film & Television Production and tours of the department's state of the art facilities. We will normally ask you to prepare a pitch for a TV show or film that you will discuss with your interviewer.
University Open Days
All students considering study at the University of York are invited to attend a full University Open Day.
A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
We consider all other A level subjects; extra-curricular interests and experience will be taken into account when considering the application as a whole.
We look for a good standard at GCSE or equivalent, across a range of high quality subjects. Note that it is not necessary to have GCSE Theatre Studies to apply for the BA.
Obtain Diploma with 35 points overall.
AAAAB at Higher level
BTEC National Diploma: DDD
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD
80% overall average.
Cambridge Pre-U: D3, D3, M2
Access to HE: Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 30 credits achieved from units awarded Distinction and 9 awarded Merit or higher
Other qualifications are accepted by the University: please contact Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally asked to provide evidence of English language ability. Exceptions may be made where an applicant's other qualifications provide sufficient evidence of ability to use English in an academic setting at degree level.
One of the following:
The Department welcomes applications from mature students.
Contact our admissions tutor if you've got any questions. If you can, please use email for inquiries in the first instance:
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