BA (Hons) Film and Media Enterprise (Top-up)

Start date(s):
13 Sep 2021
Duration:
1 year
Level:
Level 6
Credit Value:
120
Course Code:
1044334
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£9000
Funding
Validation:
This programme will be validated by Open University

Overview

Course details may be subject to change

This programme will challenge you to think creatively and entrepreneurially, mirroring an exciting and fast-moving industry. If you are a problem-solver, creator and innovator with a passion for bringing ideas to life, then this top-up Film and Media Enterprise programme will give you the tools and support you need to succeed.

Aims

This programme has been developed in reaction to new demands on skills and knowledge, by employers and by an industry that is moving quickly and growing exponentially.
As such, a flexible and dynamic approach to module design concentrates on attitudinal and creative thinking outcomes that demonstrate students’ capacity to combine enterprising and innovative thinking, with established research methodologies.

You will aim to master three key areas of innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship which underpin your learning. These areas are explored through research and practical projects, initiated through a systematic understanding of film and media, its forms and its application to enterprise.

Also core to the aims of the programme are the practice and refining of communication and collaboration skills through practice, in simulated environments and with real stakeholders. Broader transferable skills will be developed, with the intention of creating employable, adaptive, reflexive problem solvers with the skills and knowledge to create successful film and media enterprises.

You will:
  • Apply film and media enterprise techniques and methods in the production of film and/or media products, using innovation and entrepreneurship, in simulated and/or live scenarios.
  • Critically evaluate current research, trends, audiences and innovations in order to make judgements, form arguments and identify areas for further study.
  • Communicate information, ideas, arguments, problems and solutions through clear written, verbal and audio/ visual outcomes, including the results of research conducted.
  • Demonstrate decision-making and use of initiative in complex and unpredictable contexts, working independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Adopt a reflective and critical approach to skills building and personal and professional development in the context of industry careers, employability and own ambitions.

Modules

Enterprise in Film and Media 1
  • This module supports the development of skills and practice associated with enterprise and film and media project and business management. With a focus on current markets, cutting edge trends and business models in corporate, commercial and film production, you will engage in assignment activities which seek to develop your skills and understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship.


Development Portfolio and Critique


Enterprise in Film and Media 2
  • This module builds on the development of skills and practices associated with enterprise and film and media project and business management in Enterprise 1 – applying learning to the refinement of business ideas and plans.


Business Plan

Innovation in Film and Media
  • This is a research project on an area of innovative practice. You are encouraged to conduct in-depth research leading to conclusions about innovations in film and media, contextualising findings to your own ambitions and directions within film and media enterprise. Academic skills are supported and developed through practice of research methodologies, instruments, ethics, and academic writing and referencing.


Research Study or Documentary Video Production

Collaborative Project
  • The Collaborative Project is a substantial, practical demonstration of work-ready skills related to your specialism within film and media. You will work collaboratively in a variety of ways; internally within your course cohort, externally with other disciplines and courses within the college, in projects developed with industry, and for clients. Emphasis will be placed on developing entrepreneurial approaches that build on Enterprise ideas.


Component A: Project Management Documentation
Component B: Final Practical Outcome

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures
4
Seminars
5
Assignment Feedback
1
Independent Learning
20

Delivery

Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

A range of teaching learning and assessment strategies are incorporated into the programme and are appropriate for those studying at Level 6.
You will engage in:
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Self-study
  • Research
  • Formative assessment
  • Peer and self-assessment of learning.


Summative assessment strategies include:

A comprehensive personal tutor system is in place to make sure you have a direct personal contact with an individual member of the course team to discuss academic and personal matters relevant to your learning.

In addition to support from your personal tutor, you will receive academic support from your module tutors. Support is given to via tutorials at set intervals during the academic year and there is likely to be opportunity within some studio sessions for additional support.

Industry links:

The programme has been designed and developed to ensure you are provided with opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge desired by employers. The Film & Media team works with a range of employers to ensure our courses are up to date with current industry practice.

Placement:

A work placement is not a fundamental expectation of this top-up degree programme. You will be encouraged to source work experience opportunities, to allow you to stretch your knowledge, understanding and practical skills beyond what you have learned in your modules.

Work placements are a great chance for you to develop a range of work-based skills needed for progression. Work related skills will be developed across the course modules such as Enterprise and Collaborative Project.

You may choose to progress to study a masters or equivalent programme, work in a related field and/or develop new business ideas in Film and Media.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview at the College with two members of the curriculum team. At this stage you will be required to provide:
  • A show-reel or portfolio of media production work
  • A personal statement and appropriate references
  • Evidence of relevant work experience in a film and/or media related job role (where applicable).


You will participate in induction activities to assess your level on entry. You will be required to complete basic and key skills builder (BKSB) assessments to determine your level of maths, English and ICT skills. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to study GCSE maths and English alongside the programme if needed.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:

60

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry criteria
  • You should hold a Level 5 qualification (HND/FdA/international equivalent 120 ECTS Credits) in a related discipline.
  • You must be interviewed by the curriculum team (international applicants via internet (e.g. Skype).
  • To have or be working towards Level 2 or equivalent in maths and English Language (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).


Non-standard entry criteria:
  • Evidence of appropriate film and/or media production experience or employment within the film and/or media production sectors (evidenced through portfolio, CV or showreel)
  • You must be interviewed by the curriculum team (international applicants via internet (e.g. Skype).
  • To have or be working towards Level 2 or equivalent in maths and English Language (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).