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Bradford College

BA (Hons) Technical and Production Arts for Film and Television

Qualification Gained
BA (Hons) Technical and Production Arts for Film and Television (awarded by the University of Bolton)
Study Level
University, Level 6
3 years Full-time, 6 years Part-time
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
Full-time or Part-time
Lister Building


The BA (Hons) Technical and Production Arts for Film and TV course cultivates craft and technical design skills as well an ability to plan and prepare production requirements.

You will learn about both practical art and design skills, as well as developing an understanding of pre-production, production and production management skills for film and tv production.

You will develop your problem-solving skills, including creativity; practical and interpersonal skills; team working, leadership and communication.   In Year 1 HNAB6011Ayou will have an introduction to Design Practice for Film and TV and learn about sound and lighting, drawing (including CAD) techniques for both film and TV.  There will be a module that will explore collaboration, teams and techniques and a good overview of the creative industries context.

  Key Info

By using project-based learning via industry links/work experience opportunities, you will develop a framework of skills and creative knowledge that are associated with film and TV professional practice. You will be encouraged to develop a creative identity, work autonomously and negotiate self-directed projects. Practical skills are acquired through technical introduction and support, workshop sessions, demonstrations and activity-based assignments.

The BA (Hons) programme is three years full-time and up to six years part-time. Overall, the number and level of credits for this qualification are 120 credits at Level HE4, 120 credits at HE5 and 120 credits at HE6 – making a total of 360 credits.

Learning and teaching methods apply a blended style. This may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and critiques, self-directed learning, e-learning and workshop sessions, as well as online.  You will be expected to develop vocational skills that will help them to learn in a more real-world and vocational higher education scenario.

Year 1 (Level 4):

  • Introduction to Design Practice for Film and TV (20 credits)
  • Sound and Lighting Techniques for Film and TV (20 credits)
  • Drawing Techniques for Production Design (20 credits)
  • Introduction to CAD for Production Design (20 credits)
  • Collaboration, Teams and Techniques (20 credits)
  • Creative Industries Context (20 credits)

Year 2 (Level 5):

  • Production Management in the Creative Industries (20 credits)
  • Sound and Lighting Design for a Film or TV Production (20 credits)
  • Costume Design and Implementation (20 credits)
  • Production Design and Implementation (20 credits)
  • Exploring Design Practice for Film and Television production (20 credits)
  • Creative Industries Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)

Year 3 (Level 6):

  • Pre-Production Professional Portfolio (20 credits)
  • Independent Project (40 credits)
  • Creative Technology (20 credits)
  • Freelance Working and Self-Employment in the Creative Industries (20 credits)

Advanced Production Management (20 credits)


Advanced Production Design (20 credits)


Advanced Technical Design for Production (20 credits).

Entry to this course requires 80 UCAS tariff points.

T Level qualifications are accepted, a T Level PASS with a minimum of a grade A*-C (equates to 96 UCAS points).

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process.

Assessment is carried out at key points during teaching. Formative assessment with either verbal and/or written feedback is offered during each module. Types of assessment evidence can include assignments, projects, case study, reflective and evaluative journals, blogging, portfolio development, peer to peer critiques, viva interviews, artefacts, performance, reports, scale models, and presentations, exhibitions, video, film and photographs. Group critique and presentation by teams will take place and will form an essential part of the creative learning process.

Strong industry links across Yorkshire and the North will enable entry to many opportunities for work experience and future employment. As part of the course, you will gain exposure to the film and television industry, particularly in Yorkshire.

Successful completion of this course will allow for progression to the production arts industry. You may choose to go on to further study or enter the world of employment in technical and production arts.

Full-time: £9,000. Part-time: £875 per 20 credits.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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