Our programme ethos is about developing a combination of imagination and curiosity, underpinned by a professional skillset so that students are ready to enter the industry after graduation with a clear sense of their own filmmaking practice.
Our core courses cover lectures, seminars, film screenings, technical and practical workshops, masterclasses and production management support. In addition to course specific exercises and films, students build up their skills each year, working up from junior and assistant roles to acting Heads of Department on highly collaborative senior productions.
We encourage students to be inquisitive and questioning. We encourage students to experiment, to challenge convention. We encourage students to develop their own creative approaches to the film form. We do not just teach ‘how’ to push a button but ‘why’ to press it.
Our lecturers and visiting tutors work within the film and screen industries as writers, directors, producers, production managers, cinematographers, editors, sound recordists and designers and colour graders. Our lecturers also contribute to film research and journalism.
The Film and TV studio is a large flexible space used for technical workshops, as well as for small set builds and studio productions.
It is adjacent to the Film and TV equipment store, which provides a broad range of industry-standard digital cameras, lighting, and sound recording equipment, available for you to book out and use on course specific film projects, both in the studio and out on location.
There is also a range of editing suites equipped with both Avid editing and grading software.
You will be supported in the use of these resources and space by staff in the Technical Learning Services team.