Film & Media

This programme will provide students with an introduction to studying and experiencing film and media culture in the United Kingdom.

Seminars, lectures and workshops will combine with field trips and external activities to offer a comprehensive picture of the disciplines and their place in modern society. Professional academics and practitioners from the University of Birmingham will be on hand to provide expert guidance and support

The intensive three week porgramme in Film & Media covers an array of topics including: 

Week 1

  • Module Induction – Audio-Visual Storytelling
  • Ethical Filmmaking
  • Research Skills for Film and Television
  • Pre-production - Scripts-Storyboards-Floorplans
  • Digital Distribution: YouTube
  • Filmmaking 101 (a) 

Week 2

  • BBC Drama Village, Birmingham
  • BBC Centre, Mailbox Birmingham
  • Filmmaking 101 (b) – Shot Selection - Shooting for the edit - Transitions
  • ‘Sweded’ Films
  • Editing
  • Studio Audience Trip

Week 3

  • Studio Audience Trip
  • Genre
  • Authorship
  • Performance
  • TV Aesthetics
  • Assessments

(Please note that the programme plan is subject to confirmation for BISS 2017) 

Entry requirements

  • Be studying an undergraduate programme at a University outside the UK or be registered as an International student at a UK university
  • Be of good academic standing (based on a translated transcript, verified by your University or a letter of recommendation in English from your University provided during the application process).

English Language Requirements

  • Have achieved proficiency in English Language equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall with no lower than 5.0 in any band.
  • Have achieved English Language proficiency of TOEFL IBT 68 overall with no less than 15 in listening, 17 in reading, 19 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • Have achieved English Language proficiency of 450 at level 4 or 380 at level 6 in Chinese College English Test (CET)
  • Have achieved English Language Proficiency at HKDSE Level 3

On completion of the Programme in addition to obtaining 20 credits you will have been given an opportunity to 

- Understand the basic principles of film and media scholarship in the UK

- Appreciate ways in which film and media are distributed and consumed in the UK

- Demonstrate an awareness of the history of film and media in the UK

- Develop and deliver ideas in writing and through verbal presentation

Assessment methods

The programme is formally assessed at the end of the three weeks.