Planit


Film

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Merchiston Campus

Content

Year 1:
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.

Year 2:
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.

Year 3:
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.

Year 4:
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.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBC including English or another English based subject.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BCCC including English or another English based subject.

An interview and portfolio form part of the application process.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

P303

Course Length

4 years

Department

Film, Journalism and Media

SCQF Level

10

Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR

Journalism

Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing