Course Details


The course offers you an ideal opportunity to acquire knowledge, understanding and the necessary transferable skills for working in the film, TV and media industry. You will study a variety of practical subjects and skills including:

• Camera / lighting plans
• Recce forms
• Shot lists
• Storyboarding / animatics
• Call Sheets

• Camera work
• Lighting
• Sound

Post production
• Editing
• Colour correction and grading
• Working with green screen (Keying)
• CG Integration techniques and compositing
• Script writing

You will learn to use a range of industry standard software applications, techniques and will have access to industry standard equipment (Steadicam, dolly and jib, digital SLRs and 4k film cameras). You will study all aspects of the Film and TV industry, including structure and operation, regulation, distribution and marketing.

All technical elements will be underpinned by a thorough grounding in Film theory and analysis.
All aspects of the course relate to industry contexts and industry links will be encouraged within many modules throughout the course. There will be a focus on employability and the creation of self-promotional material.

Benefits of studying at University Campus Barnsley:
• Our small friendly campus at Barnsley has purpose built facilities for your course
• You’ll be taught by staff with years of experience in film production
• You’ll have opportunities to work with outside clients locally, whilst working with students from our games and music courses

How long is the course?

This course runs for 2 years.

What qualification will I achieve?

Digital Film Production (FdA)

What will I study?

Year 1
Core Modules:
Film Theory
Script Writing
Editing Techniques
Production Skills (Practical Portfolio)
Production Skills (Project)

Year 2
Core Modules
Film Analysis
Film Industry & Society
Sound Design
Production Skills Project
Post Production for Film

Where will I study?

You will study at University Campus Barnsley, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AN.

What equipment will I need?

Portable hard drives are recommended.

How will I be assessed?

You will learn through lectures and seminars, workshops and practical activities. Your work will be assessed through portfolios and written assignments.

What can I do next?

Graduates can go on to work within the film or television industry as directors, producers, or

technical roles (camera, lights etc). Some graduates may choose to work freelance and some may choose careers in other media such as advertising and games.

How do I apply?

Apply directly via UCAS

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year. 

Student Finance

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. See the Fees and Finance page for further information.

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Further information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 165 or email

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