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* This course is undergoing academic validation. Please note that the information displayed here is subject to change as part of this process.

Work and learning in film and television production.

Summary

BA Hons Screen Production combines work and learning in film and television production. The course ethos is active and investigative. You will be encouraged to learn through hands-on experience, working on screen projects, while striving to understand and discover how on screen entertainment impacts upon the world around us.

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About

The course focuses on the staples of contemporary screen media - work in-studio and on-location; dramatic and documentary forms; coverage of live events, and light entertainment. Through this course, you will develop high level creative and technical abilities across all these areas.

Your creative work will be supported by learning about the ideas and histories that underscore the forms and genres that make up the world of contemporary film and television. The aim of this is to encourage you to be bold in your thinking and creative and imaginative in your work.

BA Hons Screen Production is an outward looking programme, that wants you to embrace audiences and encounter potential employers. It has the option of a placement and opportunities to exhibit your work beyond the university.

Ulster University is one of the longest standing and most respected of providers of education in film, television and related media studies, with pioneering research and creative practice. BA Hons Screen Production stands in this tradition, combining high academic standards with technical expertise. We want our students to gain skill and knowledge; be capable of experimentation and research; show vocational ambition and civic responsibility.

Attendance

Three years full-time. Four years with optional professional placement. Six years part-time.

Start dates

  • September 2019
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is BBB∆ - BBC∆ at A2.

∆ = Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Applied General Qualifications

BTEC National Extended Diploma

Overall BTEC National Extended Diploma profile requires a minimum of:

DDM-DMM award profile to include a minimum of 9-8 distinctions in level 3 units

BTEC National Diploma

The National Diploma may be accepted in combination with other qualifications. Where an applicant offers a profile of Diploma and an A level then the Diploma should be achieved at the upper end of the standard A level offer profile (i.e. if one A level is offered with a Diploma and our standard A level offer is BBC then we normally ask for a BB equivalent at Diploma and the A level at grade C, see further below).

BB = Distinction, Merit (To include 6 distinctions)

BC = Distinction, Merit (To include 5 distinctions)

BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA/NATIONAL EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

The Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate may be accepted in combination with A levels. Where A levels are offered as part of a profile then they should be achieved at the upper end of the standard A level offer profile (i.e. if two A levels are offered with a Subsidiary Diploma and our standard A level offer is BBC then we normally ask for BB at A level with the Subsidiary Diploma offer at the appropriate differential to satisfy the A level grade profile (grade C) - see further below).

A* grade = Distinction* (To include 5 distinctions in level 3 units)

A grade = Distinction (To include 4 distinctions in level 3 units )

B grade = Distinction (To include 3 distinctions in level 3 units)

C grade = Merit (To include 5 merits in level 3 units )

D grade = Merit (to include 4 merits in level 3 units)

∆ = Diploma and Sub-Dip applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Irish Leaving Certificate

The Irish Leaving Certificate requirement for this course is grades

H3,H3,H3,H3, H3 -

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4 at higher level.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is grades

BBBCC∆ -

BBCCC∆.

∆ = applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is grades

CCC∆ -

CCD∆.

∆ = applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum of

26 points to include 13 at higher level -

25 points to include 12 at higher level.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

For Access qualifications validated by Ulster University or QUB the entry requirement is:

An overall mark of 70-65%

For GB QAA accredited Higher Education Diploma qualifications the entry requirement is as follows:

Award of the HE Diploma in a related subject area, achieving a minimum of 21-18 credits at distinction and 24 credits at merit in the 45 level 3 graded credits.

GCSE

Please refer to the University’s general entrance requirements.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

HND

Applicants holding a HND should achieve an overall merit for entry to Year 1. Those applicants holding a subject-related HND with an overall merit may be considered for entry to Year 2.

HNC

Applicants holding a HNC should achieve an overall distinction for entry to Year 1 only.

Foundation Degree

Applicants holding a Foundation Degree should achieve an overall average of 55-50% in level 5 modules for Year 1 entry. Those applicants holding a subject-related Foundation Degree may be considered for entry to Year 2.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning)

The University will consider applications on the basis of experiential learning for those who do not hold the normal entry qualifications.

Transfer from degree level study at other institutions

Those applicants seeking entry with advanced standing, (eg. Transfer from another institution or year 2 entry) will be considered on an individual basis.

Teaching and learning assessment

Students are assessed through creative production outputs, written essays and presentations.

Exemptions and transferability

The University will consider applications for entry with advanced standing on the basis of experiential learning, prior certificated learning and where articulation arrangements exist (i.e. on the basis of the Northern Ireland Media Academy agreement).

Careers & opportunities

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Career options

The screen-based sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Northern Ireland economy. This new programme has been developed with industry partners to ensure that the provision addresses current and future skills gaps in the sector and helps to create entrepreneurial and creative graduates who can not only address current skills deficits but also develop new businesses to grow the local sector. Illustrative graduate roles include:

  • Directors and producers
  • Writers and researchers
  • Cinematographers and camera operators
  • Production designers and production managers
  • Vision mixers.

Relevant progression routes within the university include MA Journalism and MSc Digital Media Communication. In addition, the school aims to develop specialist postgraduate programmes that will serve as a relevant progression route across the various programmes within the Ulster Screen Academy. Across the UK and Ireland, there are further opportunities for relevant postgraduate study. Illustrative examples include:

  • Screenwriting for Television and Film (Royal Holloway)
  • Creative Documentary by Practice (UCL)
  • Global Digital Cultures (SOAS)
  • Global Creative and Cultural Industries (SOAS)
  • Film Curation (Glasgow)
  • International Film Business (Exeter)
  • Post Production in Film and Television (Solent)

Work placement / study abroad

Study USA, Erasmus scheme, International Student Exchange Programme. Students from the programme can study a year in a number of different countries including China, America and across Europe. It is advised that students undertake this between years 2 and 3 of the programme. http://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/exchanges-study-abroad.

They can also opt to study for a semester abroad in second year, six months and complete their degree in three years.

Students can undertake an optional professional placement year in their third year.

Apply

How to apply Request a prospectus

Applications to full-time undergraduate degrees at Ulster are made through UCAS.

Start dates

  • September 2019

Fees and funding

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Fees (per year)

Important notice - fees information Fees illustrated are based on 18/19 entry and are subject to an annual increase. Correct at the time of publishing. Terms and conditions apply. Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.
Visit our Fees pages for full details of fees

Northern Ireland & EU:
£4,160.00

England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:

£9,250.00  Discounts available

International:
£13,680.00  Scholarships available

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Course Director: Dr Stephen Baker

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3060

E: sj.baker@ulster.ac.uk

Admissions Office

T: +44 (0)28 7012 3210

E: admissionsce@ulster.ac.uk

International Admissions Office

E: internationaladmissions@ulster.ac.uk

For more information visit

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Communication and Media