BA (Hons) Content, Media & Film Production

Course Overview

The course challenges you to create branded content, viral videos, fictional TV series and social impact filmmaking, as well as, skills to navigate the modern media environment – digital literacy and data,  social media analytics and creative entrepreneurship.

Each semester an industry partner from a field within the creative industries will set brief at the start of the semester. Our partners include Twitter, Microsoft, and Karmarama, and students will produce content for them as part of their assessment. The partners will deliver masterclasses and teach students the business dynamics that make their brand a success. At the end of the semester, the partners will help judge the productions of the students, and award prizes to the winning entries.

Students will benefit from a module system where they acquire knowledge and understanding about the evolving media landscape (Screen Sense), learn about storytelling, analytics, audience media consumption and new trends in delivering video content (Craft Skills). Coupled with their practical experience (Production) students will emerge from their studies with their degree, a portfolio of professional content, and a business plan to help them navigate the complex media and creative industries job market.

Students will study at our campus at Ealing Studios, learning digital video production skills from skilled professionals who are active in the media industries. This means the skills learned will be relevant and up to date.

Tell A Story: Storytelling fundamentals

Partner: Twitter

Modules

  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (5 minutes film which tells a story)

Define your creative purpose through the development and production of a short form piece of work that identifies and connects with the target audience.

Learn the basics of content, media & film production; creating a coherent narrative, using a range of production techniques and technical skills, and understanding the contemporary context.

Change Hearts: Documentary

Partner: Karmarama

Modules:

  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (7 min documentary which aims to change attitudes)
  • Use the power of storytelling to trigger an emotive response or ‘change of heart’ from the audience through social impact filmmaking.

Learn to create a documentary and factual content; to work with subjects, people and clients; to observe, capture, and edit material.

Entertain Me: developing fictional content

Modules:

  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (pilot for a fictional feature film or TV series)

Develop the core concepts of fiction storytelling and appreciate the audience’s relationship with film and television through the production of a short film, TV pilot or feature film trailer.

Learn the audience and market dynamics of the film and television industries, and how to write, produce, direct, shoot, and edit in the world of fiction.

Change Minds: advertising/branded content

Partner Microsoft

Modules:

  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (content that will affect opinion, build brands)

Inspire your audience to make a choice or change behaviour through a piece of advertising or branded content in response to an industry client brief.

Learn how creative agencies and producers engage with clients to create content that will affect opinion, build brands, and change behaviour, and learn how to write, direct, shoot and edit for relevant formats.

Become Influential: innovation and audience

Modules:

  • Screen Sense
  • Craft Skills
  • Production (develop a product to attract an audience)

Employ engaging storytelling and evolving new media technologies to create an online brand that garners a loyal following.

Understand the business dynamics involved in building a presence in the digital space. You’ll learn how to use data and analytics to grow audience engagement and develop your skills in creating innovative content using gaming, VR and 360.

Be an Entrepreneur: develop a business plan and vision

Modules:

  • Screen Sense
  • Graduation Production (a project which showcases entrepreneurial spirit)

Deliver a self-defined graduation project of any scope that develops your skills and showcases your talent in one of six specified areas: creative excellence, entrepreneurism, diversity, innovation, audience engagement or impact.

Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in your chosen area, research and discover new techniques or technological methods to create film or content, and learn entrepreneurship and business skills to raise funding.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants need to apply through UCAS.

A UCAS application requires applicants to complete a simple online form where they will have to supply the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Details of the ScreenSpace degree programme applied for
  • Education and employment history
  • A personal statement
  • A reference, and contact details for your reference

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview day at ScreenSpace to meet with our tutors and team.Applicants will then be assessed on their teamwork, creative and entrepreneurial skills in a series of practical workshops.

Deadlines

January 15. UCAS Application Deadline

This is the most important deadline for students to be aware of. If we have not received your application by this date, then your application will still be considered in the below options but we recommend you submit your application by this date. This is because the majority of our places are allocated at this point.

June 30. Late Application Deadline

We keep a number of places available until this deadline, please ensure you speak to an admissions manager prior to submitting your application to ensure you meet all our criteria.

July 15 Onwards. Clearing

We expect to have some places available during clearing due to student withdrawals. Get in touch with our admissions team to find out more.

To ensure your application process goes smoothly, we advise you to discuss your application with a member of the ScreenSpace Admissions Team who will be able to advise on all queries.

Fees and Funding

New full-time undergraduate Home and EU students

New full-time undergraduate Home and EU students who will be starting a course at ScreenSpace in the 2018/19 academic year are able to apply for a student loan to cover the cost of their university tuition fees.

Home students may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to cover the costs of study.

For more information about student finance, read the Student Finance guide and the guide to how and when to apply.

To apply online for student finance, visit the Direct.gov student finance website.

EU students following the referendum

Following the EU Referendum, the current advice from The Student Loans Company (SLC) in England in relation to EU student funding is as follows:

EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those residents in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those residents in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.

The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at the university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged.

The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/ or loans by the SLC will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from this August, EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years in order to apply for a maintenance loan.

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2018/19 academic year will be eligible for the same funding and support as those in 2017/18.

It has also been confirmed that students’ eligibility will continue throughout their course. For further information, please refer to the UK Government’s EU funding support page.

International student funding and support

Unfortunately, no funding, bursaries or scholarships are available for international students.

Please also note that international students who require a visa to study are not eligible for this course.

International Students

International students who require a VISA to study in the UK are unfortunately not eligible to apply for ScreenSpace courses.

However, MetFilm School courses are open to all students who meet the relevant language and admissions requirements; please do get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you on your application.

Students must provide:

  • A camera or smartphone capable of recording 1080p at 25fps
  • A laptop computer (PC or Mac) to a minimum spec to allow Adobe Creative Suite to run optimally
  • An Adobe Creative Suite license

 We estimate the total cost of this equipment to be less than £750, though some students may choose to spend more. The Adobe license will cost around £200 per year.

 For a full list of kit requirements and spec, click here

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