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BSc (Hons) Digital Film Technologies

Our BSc Digital Film Technologies will provide you with the high level technical and creative skills required by employers within the creative and digital sector. Driven by content production, the converging industries of Film, high end TV, Games and Animation are some of the fastest growing and commercially successful in the UK. 

You will be exposed to cutting edge technologies from DSLRs to Cinema Cameras. Motion Capture to Robotics. Audio capture to audio design and a full range of post production and SFX tools.  

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Codes:

College

UCAS IP73

Course Length:

3 years Full Time

Entry Requirements

Typical Offers (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDM - DMM      

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits worth of level 3 units at Merit 

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Postgraduate Pathways

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters.

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Work Placements

You’ll have the option to undertake a Placement module in your second year. Lecturers will introduce you to issues affecting employment, and individual tutorials and group meetings to discuss your progress support your learning.

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Where this can take you

Alumna Profile: Emma Clarke

"Without the close tutoring and support I received whilst at the University of Chichester I would not have had the confidence and skills to pursue a career in the film industry and be currently studying Production Management at the National Film and Television School.”

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Course content

During the degree students will have an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with dedicated crafts people and makers from across the creative industries. You will be taught by a team of highly qualified professional practitioners and current industry figures including award winning directors, producers, designers, actors, writers, animators, editors and composers. With our digital technology facility students will be able to engage with state of the art spaces and equipment including a 300sqm Film Studio, a dedicated Green Screen Studio, professional standard postproduction facilities, creative labs, Mac and PC suites and Recording Studios.

Our approach gives aspiring creative technologists the real world experiences and employability skills needed to develop their careers in a range of screen based creative industries.

Students on the BSc Digital Film Technologies programme begin their course by being introduced and inducted on a wide range of creative apparatus. Ensuring students have an awareness of a range of hardware, software and the digital workflows all underpin the progress they will make through their specialist and hands on practical modules. Live briefs such as drama productions, multi-camera filming and post production projects allow for applied practice and development of team working skills required to progress through the course.

Specialist modules cover Cinematography, Sound Design and Audio Capture, Recording Studio Operations, Studio Techniques for film and TV, Lighting and Grip, Motion Control, Cine Robotics and Motion Capture. As an accredited Avid Learning Partner we are able to train students to certificated level across the Avid Media Composer range of post production software. We also utilise a full range of post production software covering sound design, picture grading and SXF.

Throughout the course students will engage with numerous drama, performance and voice related projects with fellow students, staff and professional associates. Alongside aspiring filmmakers, writers and animators, students will collaborate across the department to gain an exceptional understanding of production practices and technology application, enhancing an extended range of vital employability skills needed to build a successful career.

Opportunities to study the history, theory and cultural relevance of screen based content gives students the chance to investigate a range of interests throughout their degree beyond applied practice. The department runs field trips to international film festivals, professional film shoots and industry conventions on a regular basis, and by working with professional associates and on staff projects students can develop early career profiles on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base).

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

On the Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research.

A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

Our award-winning ‘Learning Resource Centre’ (LRC) is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors.

Also situated in the LRC is the ‘Support and Information Zone’ (SIZ), Costa Coffee and over 80 open access workstations. An equipment loan centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long-term loans.

From September 2018 we will be occupying the new Engineering and Digital Technology Park on the Bognor Regis Campus. This exciting relocation will give students access to professional industry standard facilities including a 300sqm film studio/sound stage, 80sqm green screen studio for motion capture and chroma work, post production area consisting of 9 edit suites alongside our ‘soho’ standard dubbing & master suite, recording studios, Mac and PC suites, ideas labs and changing facilities. 

Where this can take you

 Our BSc Digital Film Technologies programme can open the door to careers in

  • Television
  • Film
  • Games
  • Special Effects
  • Animation
  • Radio
  • Advertising
  • Teaching

Indicative modules

Level 4 Modules

  • Digital Workflows
  • Introduction to Motion Control
  • Photography; History & Practice
  • Digital Film Operations
  • Introduction to Audio
  • Script 2 Screen (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Editing
  • Media and Creative Industries
  • Cinema Camera Technology

Level 5 Modules

  • Work Placement & Career Development (Optional)
  • Drama Craft (30 credits)
  • Cinematography 1
  • Cine Robotics
  • Motion Capture Technology
  • Multicam Live Events
  • Short Drama
  • Audio Capture and Design
  • Lighting & Grip
  • Post Production
  • Screen Business
  • Studio Operations

Level 6 Modules

  • Creative Portfolio
  • Special Effects
  • Colour Grading and Deliverables
  • Cinematography 2
  • Industry Engagement & Film Festivals
  • Individual Project
  • Facial Motion Capture & Head Rigs
  • Business Project
  • Final Major Project (45 Credits)
  • Resilience and the Freelancer.

Teaching and assessment

There will be a range of creative and practical assessments which will include:

  • Short films
  • Audio tracks
  • Video essays
  • Creative portfolios
  • Pod casts
  • Presentations
  • Reflective writing
  • Skills observation
  • Continuous assessment

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