This course looks to equip you with the theoretical and practical skills needed to work in the creative industries.
Why study Film and Digital Production?
Film and Digital Production will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the history of moving image and the traditional background of film theory.
Through work experience and professional practice, you will develop skills relevant to film production and screenwriting, as well as related screen media and promotional industries.
During the course, you will undertake a comprehensive programme of professional development throughout, with one dedicated module in each year of the degree.
This degree will help you to understand professional practices relevant to cultural industries and how such organisations operate. It will also equip you with an enhanced awareness of issues relating to potential audiences and markets.
Why St Mary's?
The course runs alongside our degree in Film and Screen Media and is taught by industry-expert academics, some of whom are experienced film and television producers and screenwriters.
St Mary's University is ideally located for those aspiring for a career in the creative industries; the local area of West London has several renowned film studios, including Shepperton, Twickenham and Ealing Studios.
The seminar-based approach of most modules means you can gain instant feedback from peers and from tutors, allowing you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and gain immediate support.
Industry experts deliver guest lectures and Q&A sessions on subjects such as film classification, writing about film for the media and making it in the industry.
Essays and reports will be present in many modules. There is an emphasis on coursework and practical work, including pieces that can form part of a creative portfolio.
In the professional development modules at each level, you will be asked to carry out tasks such as:
- preparing plans and costings for a project
- developing an effective CV and social media presence
- pitching ideas to a client
In your final year, you will dedicate your research project to the production of a major film project.
- 95% of St Mary's University students are in professional employment, further study or both six months after graduation (HESA, DLHE 2015/16)
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus in South West London