This course develops technical skills, academic rigour and personal creativity, and is excellent training for careers in the film, television and new media industries.
You will take core modules that develop the craft of digital filmmaking, using the University’s state-of-the-art digital camera systems as well as industry-standard editing software including Final Cut Pro and Avid products. Modules include a series of practical projects, culminating in a major project in your final year. There are also options to study more theory-based modules.
Your studies will be enriched by Sunderland’s cutting-edge research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), media research was rated ‘world-leading’.
The University is a very supportive environment and you will study with a like-minded peer group. We will encourage you to be creative and to develop your own approach. Throughout your degree, you will have a Personal Tutor who will monitor progress, discuss options and offer appropriate guidance.
In addition to subject-specific skills, you will also build up transferable skills in communication, teamwork and creativity. These will help you move into rewarding jobs in the media after the end of the course. *According to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
All students studying on-campus undergraduate Digital Film Production courses can take up a CV-enhancing work placement, a University-led industry initiative, or a professional and business development boot camp. *By the term placement, we mean we are offering you a taste of the industry which might last anything from two days to four weeks on a part-time basis.
Student George talks about the experience of studying at the University of Sunderland and the facilities designed for students from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media:
Get a first–hand insight into the making of the touching short documentary ‘I Am Normal’ from the student filmmakers themselves. ‘I Am Normal’ was Nominated for Student Awards - Factual at the Royal Television Society Regional Awards North East and the Border 2016.