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Film and Digital Broadcast Production BA (Hons) (Level 6) — Full-time

Course outline

Our BA (Hons) in Film and Digital Broadcast Production degree brings together a wide range of skills and technical understanding from areas that are increasingly converging. You will build up production skills covering the creation of ideas from written concepts, scripts and audience research through to filming and editing for film, television, audio and online. The aim is that graduates will be best placed to secure employment either as freelance or for an organisation.

Delivered at our newly-developed Digital Media Centre at the City Hub campus, you will have access to our new broadcasting studio and podcasting/audio studio as well as the industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite. You will also have numerous opportunities to engage with other students aiming to get into the creative industries and will work in response to industry briefs.

This programme is currently subject to validation with a first intake planned for September 2023.

About the course

Over 3 years, you will explore creative writing for media, television journalism, film production, audio studio production and online social media. You will have an opportunity to complete a production of your choice at the end of each year. You will be taught how to manage your own business in an industry which is becoming increasingly reliant on freelancing. You will also study digital marketing and how this rapidly-developing field can help build your own business as well as understand how you could work in an organisation producing relevant content.

What you will cover:

Year 1 (Level 4) provides clear foundations on which to build your skills in both practical film/broadcast productions and the concepts behind them. You will undertake practical units in camera, editing and broadcast studio technology whilst studying ideas and concepts in analysing visual imagery, interpreting narratives and understanding audiences. Your final project offers an opportunity to produce a project of your own design to demonstrate the skills you have developed and or the film or digital broadcast techniques you are especially interested in.

  • Indicative Year 1 Modules (120 credits):
    • Analysing Visual Imagery
    • Interpreting Narratives
    • Understanding Audiences
    • Creative Production Project
    • Production Skills (covers Camera, Editing and Broadcast Studio technology)

Year 2 (Level 5) gives the chance to continue building and developing your skills as you explore units on production management, how to effectively exhibit your work as well as the knowledge needed to build a freelance business. The exhibition unit allows you to show your work at the end of the year. You will also start to focus on exploring your specialist interests as you choose two optional modules.  

  • Indicative Year 2 modules (120 credits):
    • Writing for Film
    • Pre-production Management
    • Working Freelance
  • And choose two from:
    • Documentary Production
    • Fiction Production or
    • Audio Production

Year 3 (Level 6) gets you ready to launch your production career with units designed to give you the ability to pitch for work, build a portfolio to secure employment and use digital marketing techniques to build a your own brand. You will choose one of two final modules.

  • Indicative Year 3 modules (120 credits):
    • Digital Marketing
    • Professional Pitching
    • Creating a Portfolio for Employment
  • And choose one from:
    • Creative Production and Exhibition or
    • Creating a Production Business

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

View showcase

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: FLM3

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Thursday 5th October 2023

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C042161


BA (Hons) Degree in Film and Digital Broadcast Production


3 years

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

We expect applicants to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy. We accept GCSE passes in English Language and maths at Grades 9 to 4 (previously A* to C).

Applicants must also have a minimum of 48 UCAS points from study at Level 3:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • T levels

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

Mature applicants not meeting the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

A mixture of traditional and innovative assessment methods will be used, including individual and group presentations, discussions, report writing, case studies, presentations, research and project work, examinations, reflective journals and work-based projects.


Graduates will be well-placed to progress to postgraduate education, training or employment in the global creative industries - such as: camera operator, sound/lighting technician, editor, producer, director of photography, videographer, games developer, film-maker or into the teaching profession.