Staffordshire University
Film Production (with a Foundation Year) BA/BSc (Hons)
Staffordshire University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our film and media production course provides you with the skills and expertise to succeed in the film and/or media industry, pursuing careers such as film director, producer, cinematographer, sound recordist and editor. The course has been designed with our new pathway structure, so you have the option to focus on a specific element of film and media production during your studies.

You’ll learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own creative portfolio of short films. You’ll develop professional skills in camera operation, sound recording, art direction, editing, sound design and post-production.

You will start your studies by enrolling on the master BA (Hons) Film and Media Production route. In the second and third years of the course, you can choose to specialise and tailor your module structure in a way that gives you expertise in one of the following fields: Advertising Film, Music Video, Experimental Production or Production Technologies.

Upon successful completion of a specialist route, this will be reflected on your transcripts and final degree title as follows:

  • BA (Hons) Film and Media Production (Advertising Film)

  • BA (Hons) Film and Media Production (Music Video)

  • BA (Hons) Film and Media Production (Experimental Production)

  • BSc (Hons) Film and Media Production (Production Technologies)

You don’t have to specialise if you do not want to and can choose from a variety of option modules to suit your own interests and complete your studies under the master award of BA (Hons) Film and Media Production.

Enrich your academic and practical studies by attending field trips to art galleries, film screenings and leading film festivals in the UK and abroad. Visit the UK’s leading production facilities and attend residential trips to shoot films on location. All while having access to industry-leading film production equipment and spending the majority of your time working in our professional film production studio and post-production facilities

To develop your knowledge and understanding of professional practice you’ll have the opportunity to complete a period of professional work experience. This is an excellent opportunity to make valuable contacts for future employment. Thanks to our relationships with leading production companies, we can offer internship opportunities with organisations such as Double Negative, QVC and Fuzzy Duck Creative.

Course features:

On the Foundation Year (Year 0) you'll build up your skills on media focused modules at our partner college, City of Stoke-on-Trent 6th Form College.

  • Year 0: Team Project (Media); Ideas generation and Problem Solving for Media; Production Skills for Media; Theory and Practice in media; Major Project (Media)

  • Year 1: Cinema Studies; Craft Skills for Film Production; Film Production Processes; Non-fiction Film production; Ideas Development and Pre-Production

  • Year 2: Advanced Craft Skills for Film Production; Fiction Film Production; Screenwriting; Film Industry Practice; Client Film Production (Advertising Film/Music Video) ; Directing and Producing (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film) ; Developing Experimental Filmmaking Practice ; Camera and Lens Technology ; Digital Compositing*

  • Year 3: Contextual Studies and Research methods; Personal Presentation and Portfolio; Creative Film Specialism (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film) ; Film Project (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film/Production Technologies) ; Film Dissertation (Advertising Film/Music Video/Experimental Film/Production Technologies) ; Interactive Filmmaking

*denotes optional/specialism pathway module

If you are creative, driven and hardworking – and dream of working for companies such as Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, BBC, ITV, Double Negative, Disney and Endemol, on productions such as Baby Driver, Dunkirk, James Bond, This is England or Hollyoaks – this course could be for you.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Film Production (with a Foundation Year), BA/BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 48 UCAS points

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Others
    • 5.0
    • Others for specific English Language and undergraduate awards for overseas students
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Journalism
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Journalism and Media Studies
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Tuition Fees Film and Media Production (with a Foundation Year) BA/BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Staffordshire University

Established in 1970, Staffordshire University offers students the opportunity to become a part of the diverse and lively city of Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands. This university provides a rich experience in a variety of disciplines, including state-of-the art Specialist Technical Facilities, such as their Motion Capture suites for Biomechanics students, or the Simulation Hospital Wards for those in the Medical programme. International learners can also benefit from language support offered by the university’s designated teams, ensuring both a strong academic and social start.

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Where is this programme taught

Sixth Form College, Stoke on Trent
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