With a diverse approach to the moving image, the BA (Hons) Film degree
explores the creative and professional aspects of filmmaking. It combines
the main elements of production, screenwriting and film theory, and provides
students with the creative, technical, critical and entrepreneurial skills to begin
a professional career. We have a large multipurpose production studio, which
is used for shoots, technical workshops and master-classes, and showcasing
student work. There is a dedicated edit suite with dual platform computers and
Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite software. We also have a sound
booth and equipment store with cameras, grip gear, including jib arms and
Content and Modules
In the first year, students are introduced to both practical and critical approaches to their work. They explore connections between theory and practice and are encouraged to start and develop their personal professional portfolio.
First year modules include:
In the second year, students will further develop their critical and analytical skills and their conceptual and visual creativity, resulting in the making and production of short films through ‘ideas led’ filmmaking.
Second year modules include:
In the final year, there is a stronger focus on negotiated elements of work including a critical dissertation or research project and an independent video project where students will make a short film in a genre of their choice. A professional practice module also enables students to undertake a work placement and reflect critically upon it.
Third year modules include:
The BA (Hons) Film degree allows students to obtain a wide range of transferrable skills to respond to changes in the modern film and broadcast landscape and to succeed in this highly competitive industry.
The BA (Hons) Film team is providing a taster session on screenwriting as part of the UCS Ipswich Open Event, which runs from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday 19th March 2013.
The taster session will start at 6pm, so if you would like to attend please arrive by 5.45pm in the Waterfront Building. This will then enable you to be guided to the appropriate room by the Open Event ambassadors.
The content of the taster session will be on screenwriting format and the principles of dramatic storytelling.
If you would like any further information please email filmucs.ac.uk
This course is aimed at students who are looking for a career in the film and media industry. There are a many career routes open to graduates in the industry, ranging from creative, technical to managerial opportunities.
Links with industry professionals:
The BA (Hons) Film has substantial links with industry professionals and production companies in Suffolk and London. We are proud to announce that David Thompson, former Head of BBC Films and now of Origin Pictures, is our course patron.
We constantly seek out new opportunities, which provide students with chances to initiate, negotiate and deliver independent projects, either in individual production groups or with industry partners.
Current student, Kate McCoid, shares her experiences on summer internships whilst at UCS.
During my studies at UCS I have had the opportunity to work in various placements. The first was at BBC London where I spent the day shadowing camera crew and also assisted in editing decisions and a voice over piece which was later aired.
My second was with successful Dragon's Den applicants Shoot It Yourself, a wedding videography company which has tripled its client base within the first three years. What started out initially as a six week internship, progressed into another four weeks of paid freelance work. My time at SIY was incredibly rewarding and they have offered me a full-time job once I have completed university. In my own personal experience I have found that if you give yourself enough time to apply for placements before summer then you will be successful and during term times our tutors at UCS send out an abundance of work placement opportunities which give everyone a chance.
Here is Shoot It Yourself's Vimeo page:
and here is a link to one of the weddings I edited: vimeo.com/47164060. here is the link to the comment awards:
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What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. Read full details of the included and additional costs for BA (Hons) Film. Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.