Film Production BA (Hons)

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

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Study your favourite genres. Work with industry-standard equipment to turn your creative vision into reality. Join our award-winning students and launch your career in film.


Passionate about film? Excited about movies? Want to work in film or produce high-end TV? Do you want the opportunity to direct short films and documentaries? Or are you interested in becoming a cinematographer or editor? If you’ve said yes to any of the above, this course is for you.

Explore filmmaking, documentary production, directing, cinematography, and scriptwriting or editing. Develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will set you up for your own exciting and rewarding career, turning your creativity into reality.

Through practical projects you will develop skills in screenwriting, camera, sound, editing, lighting, colour grading, producing and directing. Learn from our highly experienced and skilled lecturing team, using first-class equipment.

From day one, you’ll have access to specialised digital cameras, sound recording equipment, lighting kit, Steadicam rigs, and professional editing software packages such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier Pro and Da Vinci Resolve.

Why us?

  • Acclaimed independent production company Fulwell 73 – makers of Netflix show ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ – has launched a new regional office in our David Puttnam Media Centre. Get direct experience and insight into a leading production company and how it operates. Read more about Fulwell 73’s new regional office, Fulwell North.
  • Our Film Production & Photography courses are ranked 14th in the UK (The Guardian University league tables, 2022)
  • Our students are award winners; from the Royal Television Society and Sunderland International Short Film festival, they have seen their work used in promotional materials across the country
  • Learn from, and network with, experts who are professionals in their fields, including film makers, camera operators and scriptwriters. We have friends in high places too, with masterclasses from visiting lecturers including Lord David Puttnam and Leo Pearlman (Fulwell 73)
  • This course has 92% Overall Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Get hands-on in our broadcast-quality production studios, using industry standard equipment, and develop your skills in one of 70 workstations with state-of-the-art editing and post production systems
  • We are part of Avid’s worldwide network of Learning Partners and an accredited training provider for Avid software, giving you the option to undertake an Avid certification that boosts your employability
  • Our teaching is under-pinned by the Centre for Research in Media and Culture Studies (CRMCS)

Course structure

Through lectures, workshops and project work, you will learn practical skills and develop your knowledge in a variety of filmmaking roles to set you up for a career in the film and TV industry.

Our teaching methods develop subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills that enhance employability. These include skills in communication, analysis, research, teamwork, writing and presentations.

You will be taught via lectures, demonstrations, workshops, seminars, screenings, group and individual projects, and independent learning.

Assessment methods include portfolios of practical work (short films, documentaries, advertisements, music videos, showreels, scripts), production files, essays, examinations, reports and presentations.

Year 1 (national level 4):

Core modules:

  • Single Camera Production (20 credits)

Gain an introduction to the procedures and techniques of single camera video production. Learn the technical practices and creative skills required to produce a video. Originate, develop, script, shoot and edit a production of three minutes in length, working in a production crew.

  • Introduction to Sound: Recording and Mixing (20 credits)

Develop the skills needed to competently record and mix audio with the appropriate hardware and software. Consider how sound operates as a standalone element, how it affects the listener and how it interacts and informs other types of media such as film and television and online. Evaluate the roles of practitioners within the industry.

  • Introduction to Scriptwriting (20 credits)

Learn the key skills of storytelling through workshops on narratives and formats and use those skills to inform your work and your professional development. Work on the production of an independently written short script as well as a treatment and pitch. Learn how to develop an idea through to treatment stage, and finally into scripts suitable for short films, TV/streaming service, radio, or podcast. Cover genre, narrative structure, plot lines and character development and learn how to format a script for various forms. Develop your critical awareness in relation to your own work and that of others and develop your analytical skills and understanding of conceptual issues in relation to scriptwriting and the finished product.

  • Introduction to Film Studies (20 credits)

Discover the concepts, theories, methods and approaches that have shaped the discipline of film studies. Develop skills in hands-on film analysis of a wide range of films, including how to analyse a shot, editing techniques, narrative structures, relationships between image and sound.

  • Short Film Production (20 credits)

Gain an introduction to the world of film production. Prepare and present your film ideas to a panel of experts. Discover visual language, visual storytelling, film grammar and lens language, light. Undertake practical workshops, exploring on-set etiquette and how to actualise your ideas in the film form (moving image). Explore practical filmmaking techniques and learn how to use camera technology to realise your vision on film. Produce a short film, which can be shot in the virtual studio environment.

  • Introduction to TV and Virtual Production (20 credits)

Focus on the basic concepts, procedures and techniques employed in a modern television studio. Gain and introduction to a wide variety of production roles (vision mixer, floor manager, camera operator, director, lighting director, etc.), and produce a short multi-camera studio programme for a specific audience. Discover new and exciting virtual production techniques and explore how this can be used in real-time to fundamentally transform traditional production methods, from planning to the production itself.

Year 2 (national level 5):

Core modules:

  • Documentary Production (20 credits)

Devise, develop and deliver a short documentary in groups. Analyse the documentary form and further develop production skills such as planning, organisation, production management, camera, lighting, sound, digital workflow, and post-production techniques.

  • Employment in Screen and Audio Industries (20 credits)

Develop contextual, practical and critical skills you’ll need to survive in the screen and audio industries. Focus on mapping your employment journey through different industry sectors and make media content about this via a podcast and digital content. Set up work placements and make professional contacts in the creative industries. Learn about essential legal, ethical, compliance and diversity issues. Meet key industry and University services such as BBC Careers Hub; ScreenSkills, mandy (and other directories and agencies), North East Screen; the University’s Enterprise Centre, Sunderland Futures, the Digital Incubator and Faculty initiatives Media Hub, Spark platforms and the Sunderland Creatives Agency.

  • Guerrilla Filmmaking (20 credits)

Develop your theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of Guerrilla filmmaking. Form your own production company and originate, develop, script, perform, shoot and edit a Guerrilla short film project.

  • Film Theory and Criticism (20 credits)

Engage in an in-depth analysis of the major areas of film theory and criticism and gain a heightened capacity for critical thinking and an ability to analyse film ‘texts’. Focus on recent and contemporary film theories such as feminism, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, and post-structuralism.

  • Virtual Studio Production (20 credits)

Build upon the skills you developed at stage 1 and learn about the important concept of pitching. Explore the current critical issues around film distribution and marketing. Gain analytical and practical experience promoting your creative ideas in the global marketplace. Continue to explore virtual production through practical filmmaking techniques and interactive workshops that are modelled on industry codes and practices, preparing you for a real-world virtual production environment.

Optional modules (choose one):

  • The Moving Camera (20 credits)

Develop your understanding of moving cameras, their images and the impact of those images on screen. Explore and learn to control moving camera equipment including Steadicams, Track and Dollies, Jib-arm, and sliders in order to create professional moving compositions.

  • Post Production (20 credits)

Expand the post-production knowledge and skills that you have acquired at Stage 1 with a primary focus on Avid’s Media Composer, Pro Tools and Adobe’s After Effects. Develop an understanding of visual editing, motion graphics/video effects and audio from a dramatic/artistic perspective and then focus your skill sets on crafting a fully realised video project. Finish, check and deliver a project after critically assessing its strengths and weakness.

  • Screenwriting (20 credits)

Understand the concepts and techniques employed in writing drama or comedy suitable for television or steaming service such as Netflix or Amazon. Learn how to develop an idea through the treatment stage, and finally into a script.

  • Social Film Production (40 credits)

Expand on skills developed at stage 1 and 2. Produce a short film following a commission or live brief. Establish your own small production company and develop an online presence, working in groups. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism as you interact with clients. Take advantage of opportunities to specialise in production and project management, directing, camera, sound, editing and postproduction.

  • Engaging Screen Audiences: Music, Performance and Genre (20 credits)

Explore what makes watching films such a compelling emotional experience and how such experiences affect interpretations of key ideological discourses. Focus on the role played by music, performance and genre in the evocation of emotion on screen. Examine how texts encourage audience identification and empathy, especially in films dealing with sensitive, or contentious topics. Consider the emotional power of all media texts and recognise feeling as a vital part of the overall fabric of our experience of watching and listening.

Optional modules (choose one):

  • High End Video Project (20 credits)

Work in small groups and find a client to create a high-end corporate video project. Demonstrate your technical ability in creating professional visuals effective audio levels/mixing/score, and professional editing/grade. Produce a video that showcases your development over the three years of your studies. Create a video showreel of your best work from this module and upload it to an online platform, highlighting your professionalism and technical ability.

  • Advanced Digital Post Production (20 credits)

Gain an advanced understanding of digital video effects and post production skills devise a plan and develop an advanced digital post production project which explores and incorporates advanced digital video post, production techniques such as advanced digital video special effects work, colour correction and grading, and sound design. Critically examine the position of your work with regards to current digital post production practices.



The David Puttnam Media Centre is a thriving place to study and experience media. Rub shoulders with BBC Newcastle and Tyne & Wear TV, who are both based in the building. Volunteer with award-winning Spark Sunderland, write for one of our suite of websites or edit Spark Magazine in our mediaHUB. Get hands on in TV and Radio Studios, Journalism and Digital editing suites. Learn from experts in this centre of excellence for training.

Career ready

This degree prepares you for careers in the film and TV industries. Your training in communication, teamwork and creativity will be highly relevant to roles in many different businesses and in the public sector.

Career destinations

Our graduates have gained employment working as freelance crew on film sets and TV shows in a variety of roles such as Camera Trainee, Foley Artist, Cinematographer, Digital Content Manager, Production Manager, Editor, Director, Producer, Script Supervisor, Sound Recordist, Production Coordinator and Digital Imaging Technician.

Previous employers include the BBC, ITV, Pinewood Studios and a huge variety of independent production companies. Other graduates take a more entrepreneurial route and have set up their own production/media companies.

Work experience

We actively encourage you to gain relevant work experience while at university. In every year of your course, you’ll be guided and encouraged to gain meaningful experience that will fit around your studies.

You’ll undertake a number of practice modules throughout your course, which can include live briefs from clients from outside the University. Get the opportunity to gain production experience with independent production company Fulwell 73 and build up a portfolio of work to show future employers.

Creative Industries Week

Creative Industries Week gives everyone in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries the opportunity to participate in a range of projects, workshops, talks, industry visits and career events. This exciting week encourages interdisciplinary working, broadens your experience, to build your confidence and help develop your career path.


If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.




26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 


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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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Film Production BA (Hons)

Media, photograph, film, theater, performance

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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