University Of Chichester Digital Film Production

By | 10th May 2017

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University Of Chichester Digital Film Production

University Of Chichester Digital Film Production

This unique programme is equally divided 50/50 between filmmaking and screenwriting, which no other university currently offers. It provides real links to the journalistic side of Media Studies, with its practical based work linking students directly to producers. Students here will be among a wide variety of musicians, dancers, composers, scriptwriters and film makers, which will help develop skills in team work, production and filming.

Course content

This is a 75% practical programme focused on a wide range of skills for filmmaking and screenwriting. Underpinned and driven by storytelling, on set practice and employability skills, students learn through hands on experience guided by staff, professional filmmakers and experienced practitioners.

Students also consider real world issues such as audience needs and effective team working whilst engaged on production activity that emulates professional practices. This may include working with actors or pitching project ideas to a panel of tutors and filmmakers.

Students also regularly have the opportunity to contribute to production based staff research projects and multi-camera live event filming. Students can also engage with relevant contemporary practice through annual attendance at the ‘Encounters’ short film festival.

All of our degrees include a range of practical, contextual and skills-based modules offering you the opportunity to undertake a major project, either in dissertation, screenwriting, or digital film production form in your final year.

Our facilities content

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.

At the Bishop Otter 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 our 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.
The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

In addition, the Media Department has a dedicated Green Screen facility and studio for student use as and when projects require it. Within the Creative Hub you will find two Mac Suites for all your creative needs with highly trained support staff ready to answer any of your questions.
Our seven Edit Suites are of professional specifications with high level of soundproofing and hardware, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the postproduction of drama, documentary and performance projects.

Students will receive training on a wide range of industry standard creative software packages such as:

  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Photoshop 6
  • Celtx
  • Compressor 3.5
  • DVD studio Pro
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Final Draft 8
  • Nuke X
  • After Effects
  • Plura Eyes
  • Frame Forge
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Avid Media Composer 7
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Logic 9
  • Adobe Premier 6
  • Blender