Undergraduate

p313 - Film Practices BA

Film Practices BA Honours

UCAS Code: P313 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

If you want to produce documentary and short fiction films, this degree equips you with the practical skills and academic knowledge you'll need.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
P313

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB
IB: 32 points

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Opportunities

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This degree focus on documentary, short fiction and experimental approaches to film-making, set within the study of the film industries. 

You use digital technologies to develop your creative film-making practice.

Regular film screenings and modules in film history and theory enable you to watch films critically as a scholar and film-maker.

You'll graduate with highly developed film-making skills as well as a sophisticated understanding of world cinema.

The integration of film theory and practice is a key feature of the degree, so you can contextualise your film practice within the mainstream film industry and the independent film sector.

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You also choose one module from the following:

These modules have pre-requisites 

^  This module is only available during 2017/18  

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more about Work Placements.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You also choose three optional modules from the following list: 

^You can only take one of these modules at Stage 3

*This module has pre-requisites

With the approval of the Degree Programme Director alternative optional modules to those listed above may be selected.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Film and media careers

Media and communication courses focus on the communication of information across a variety of mediums and cover a broad range of subjects from the highly practical to the theoretical.

You will develop a variety of skills that are extremely useful for employment, such as critical analysis, research, teamwork, flexibility, a creative and independent approach to tasks and the ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines. You will be exposed to a broad commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries, both from academic staff and media practitioners.

If your aim is to work directly within the media industry it is important to build up a portfolio of work, gaining as much experience as possible. Examples include contributing to your university paper or other publications, or working for TV production or radio outlets, PR or advertising agencies. Persistence and motivation are vital due to the popularity of this sector.

Careers in public relations, journalism, media planning, broadcasting and advertising are the most popular choices for our graduates, however graduates with the ability to communicate information clearly and effectively will be beneficial to any organisation.

Find out more about the career options for film and media from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

PARA: Careers and employability at Newcastle

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

  • 94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.
  • More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+ which enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

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  • institution code - N21

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