Key concepts in filmmaking; research and communication skills; narrative construction; essential elements of story telling (plot, character, dialogue and engaging an audience); editing sound and picture; systems of continuity; screenwriting; film history.
Working collaboratively in the roles of cinematographer, editor, sound design, writer and director; film histories and key theoretical film issues; visual anthropology; documentary filmmaking; cinematic genres; film adaptation.
Individually tailored filmmaking projects within specialist roles; advanced methodologies relevant to filmmaking; critical and analytical abilities required to undertake a detailed research topic; screenwriting / documentary treatment writing; traditions of independent cinema.
You will make a major piece of practical work (typically a short film or collaborative roles on a number of short films), write a significant piece of research (Dissertation) and will learn the core professional development skills required for a career in media and the creative industries.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at BBBB including English or another English based subject.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBCC including English or another English based subject.
An interview and portfolio form part of the application process.
Film, Journalism and Media