Edinburgh Napier University Film

By | 30th May 2017

Edinburgh Napier University Film

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BA (Hons)Film

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Study the art and craft of cinema and gain the practical and creative skill in our specialist facilities to become a contemporary filmmaker.

BA (Hons)Film

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Study the art and craft of cinema and gain the practical and creative skill in our specialist facilities to become a contemporary filmmaker.

BA (Hons)Film

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Study the art and craft of cinema and gain the practical and creative skill in our specialist facilities to become a contemporary filmmaker.

BA (Hons)Film

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Study the art and craft of cinema and gain the practical and creative skill in our specialist facilities to become a contemporary filmmaker.

BA (Hons)Film

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Study the art and craft of cinema and gain the practical and creative skill in our specialist facilities to become a contemporary filmmaker.

Course introduction

Our course teaches you to think critically and creatively, developing your skills to convey your ideas through practical work. Our course covers scriptwriting, production, directing, documentary filmmaking, production design, cinematography, editing and sound design. We offer fully equipped specialist film facilities including high end HD and 16mm film cameras, professional film lighting, Avid Media Composer edit suites, Pro Tools in addition to a professional dubbing theatre and performance studio.

You’ll leave with an in-depth grounding in the technical processes, creative skills and production practices necessary for your career, including opportunities to study abroad and work-related learning. Edinburgh Napier University was recently nominated as one the top three Scottish universities for Film Production and Photography, Guardian University Awards 2017.

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What you’ll learn

You’ll strive towards the goal of being an intelligent, creative and contemporary filmmaker, by identifying your strengths and perfecting your craft within an established filmmaking role. You’ll increasingly define your own area of study and develop an individual creative practice so that by graduation you’ll be capable of a high standard of creative output.

We are well-resourced and teach to a high technical standard, facilitating the translation of ideas through the crafts of script writing, production, directing, documentary filmmaking, production design, cinematography, editing, sound design and the myriad roles that are instrumental to industrial and independent filmmaking practices.

This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study.

You’ll undertake a period of work-related learning during Year 3 and there is also the opportunity to study abroad.

What you study

Year 1

  • Key Concepts in Filmmaking
  • Research and Communication Skills
  • Narrative Construction
  • Essential Elements of Storytelling (plot, character, dialogue and engaging an audience)
  • Editing Sound and Picture
  • Systems of Continuity
  • Screenwriting
  • Film History

Year 2

  • Film Histories and Key Theoretical Film Issues
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Cinematic Genres
  • Film Adaptation

Working collaboratively on practical film projects in the roles of:

  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Sound Design
  • Writer
  • Director

Year 3

  • Individually tailored filmmaking projects within specialist roles
  • Work-related learning
  • Critical and analytical abilities required to undertake a research topic
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Screenwriting
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Opportunity to study abroad.

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Year 4

  • Practical project (typically a short film or collaborative roles on a number of short films)
  • Dissertation
  • Professional development skills

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Careers

You’ll be prepared for a position in the highly competitive media and creative industries. Often freelance in nature, the positions you’ll be pursuing could include:

  • screenwriter
  • researcher
  • film or television director or producer
  • production designer
  • cinematographer
  • editor
  • sound designer
  • festival curator
Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £13,740 £13,900

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