Key features of this course:
- You will be taught by excellent and experienced practitioners, practicing film makers and academics, have regular visits from subject specialists and practicing film-makers in all disciplines and have the opportunity to explore a range of film cultures including fiction, documentary, experimental and commercial production
- The course offers high quality, well-resourced specialist learning and teaching facilities, and a rounded education with the opportunity to specialise
- You will be part of a vibrant creative community including active screen production and film appreciation societies run by our students
- Regular opportunities for gaining work experience and networking opportunities including work with outside organisations, independent producers, industry visits, film festivals and opportunities to study abroad - Canada, the US and across Europe
- Our pioneering curriculum focuses on the emerging needs of the creative industries that aims to equip you for a career in digital media
- We have extensive industry links, with ‘live’ professional projects run in collaboration with national organisations, expert guest speakers, briefs set by visiting practising designers and a commercially experienced staff team
- The Digital Arts Centre has incredible facilities including industry-standard film, sound and photography studios, state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard software
- Our students have the opportunity to develop expertise across graphic design, animation, film, motion graphics, illustration and photography
I’m really thrilled by all of the opportunities I have had whilst studying, I couldn’t be more set for the industry; I’ve had experience on professional film sets, offers from London film companies and my debut film has so far been really successful.
Eleanor Smart, Film Production Joint Honours graduate.
Both these subject areas focus primarily on learning through ‘doing’. They explore fields of creative practice that are highly complementary and studying them as Joint Honours is therefore full of possibility. In combination, they will enable you to develop your creative work through drawing on a broad range of visual, design and moving image approaches. All of your learning will be mutually informing and, ultimately, this could lead to your developing an innovative, interdisciplinary final year project, which draws together all of your interests.
In Creative Media, available modules enable you to develop expertise in areas of digital design and creative practice including graphic design, animation, motion graphics, illustration and photography. As well as developing your creative work and digital ‘skills’, you will be introduced to the creative industries and the multitude of professions and careers associated with them. Many of your projects will respond to ‘live’ briefs set in collaboration with industry professionals. With their own, impressive experience as creatives, your lecturers, too, are expertly placed to share with you their inside knowledge of professional work.
Film Production offers opportunities to explore a broad range of film forms and cultures, including fiction and documentary forms and commercial and experimental production. You can specialise as you progress through the course and, if you wish, tailor your studies to focus on career specialisms including producing, directing, sound, cinematography, post-production, and visual effects. The craft skills of production are integral to your learning throughout and you are encouraged to experiment and explore your talents towards developing your own creative ‘voice’. Film Production is characterised by its practical approach to learning (you learn through making), by the value that it places on nurturing creative individuality and by its encouragement of a critically reflective approach.
Both subject areas are led and taught by academics who are also experienced professionals in their respective fields of practice. Both aim to equip students not only for work in their own specialist fields but also to prepare them for postgraduate study and to progress successfully to other avenues of employment. To this end, they seek to produce graduates with a very broad range of transferable skills and of sophisticated intellectual quality. Every year there are opportunities to investigate, with those who are already following them, career paths in teaching, the creative and cultural industries, the media, marketing, PR and other employment sectors in which creative arts graduates find work. Student performance is assessed entirely by course work.
In combination, these courses are well worth considering if creative practice is your chosen approach to learning and study, if you are looking for a degree that will provide you with wide-ranging preparation to enter the multitude of employment fields encompassed by the creative and media industries, especially, and if your interests are fired by the possibilities afforded by today’s digital design and communication contexts.
104 UCAS Tariff points
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Shortlisted applicants for Creative Digital Media are invited to attend for interview and to provide a portfolio for consideration.
- Course content
Crafting the Moving Image
Fiction: History and Production
Crafting the Digital Image
Design: Skills and Theory
Video Production Project
Introduction to Experimental Film
Introduction to Sound Design
Specialist Production Skills
Single Camera Drama
Experimental Film Production
Creating Sound for the Moving Image
Negotiated Video Production
Concept Generation, Research and Preproduction
Multi Camera Studio Production
Motion Graphics and Design for Television and Cinema
Digital Photography and Image Manipulation
Final Project Pre-production
Factual Film Production
Corporate or Commercial Production
Major Negotiated Project
Creative Digital Media Professional Practice
Typical career routes into media from Film Production include employment in production companies working in TV, film or commercial production, further specialised training in a specific industry-related job role, working as a freelancer, or setting up your own small business. Our multi-strand course gives you the opportunity to take your study in a particular direction and/or to achieve a portfolio of skills and knowledge that is attractive to potential employers and clients. The array of transferable skills associated with the subject ensures that graduates are well qualified for a range of alternative career paths.
The majority of Creative Digital Media graduates aim for direct entry into a career path. To this end, the flexible nature of the course prepares the Worcester graduate for a range of career paths in design, animation, filmmaking, television production, public relations, illustration, motion graphics, and photography and arts management. The creative and intellectual nature of the award also fits the graduate for traineeships in areas outside the digital arts: this might include banking, corporate industry, local and national government and business development.
As examples, graduates have recently been placed with the following major employers: BBC London, ITV Central and Saatchi and Saatchi, as well as independent design agencies, PR and marketing agencies, regional production companies and employers outside the independent media sector. You may also wish to progress to postgraduate study.
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Creative Digital Media and Film Production BA (Hons) - P393
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