Why should you study
Creative Film?

This degree is for those who are interested in making films, telling stories, and engaging an audience with creative moving and digital image. The work is varied, working across a range of specialist equipment, covering all genres of production and is highly creative. Working to professional standards and sponsored by industry providers such as Kodak and Vue Cinemas and recognised by Equity, it provides an exciting learning experience. Delivered by a team of specialists and industry contributors it prepares graduates for the rigours and challenges of the creative industries.
A hands on degree which enables a range of production roles to be explored, practiced and mastered. Pathways in Filmmaking and Digital Production in the first and second years of study provide specialist skills. An extensive show reel of ten or more projects will be accumulated over the three years of study.

BA (Hons) Creative Film and Moving Image

UCAS Code W692

UCAS Tariff 96

Duration Three years

Working across genres, you have the opportunity to try all roles within a film crew before choosing either a film-making or digital production pathway in which you would focus on one of the following areas:

Film-making Pathway:

  • Camera
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Production Management
  • Screenwriting

Digital Pathway:

  • Live Studio Recording
  • Editing
  • Lighting
  • Sound Recording/Design
  • Vision Mixing Floor
  • Studio/Management

Our alumni is exceptional with graduates working all over the world, including:

  • Jonathan Scott – Production coordinator on productions such as Gravity and World War Z
  • Scott Mann – Award-winning director on productions such as Heist
  • Steve Tizzard – Digital compositor (visual effects) on Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, X-Men, Exodus: Gods and Kings (which was directed by another CCAD alumnus, Sir Ridley Scott)
  • Tom Marshall – Director on London Irish and Drifters
  • Eugene Sowah – Video Producer at the Daily Mirror and BBC Studios
  • Sarah Gledhill – Production Assistant, BBC
  • Nick Rowntree – Scriptwriter on ‘The Tournament

What will you study on Creative Film and Moving Image?

In your first year (Level Four) you will explore:

  • Film-making, writing and production
  • Screenwriting OR digital production skills
  • Moving image production, camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • Working with clients on live briefs
  • Short films and digital content
  • How the creative industries work
  • Visual culture and how it inspires your work

In your second year (Level Five) you will explore:

  • Your specialist area of study
  • Film-making working with 16mm/super 8mm film OR digital production, live streaming/broadcast content
  • Work for festival, competition or digital distribution
  • A more theoretical approach to creating moving image content
  • Your ideas for your dissertation
  • A professional pathway in your chosen specialist role

In your third year (Level Six) you will produce:

  • A minor exploratory or experimental project
  • A final negotiated project
  • A Portfolio that spans traditional and social media routes
  • Work for Exhibition and Distribution
  • Your Dissertation

This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in:

  • Broadcast and Digital content
  • Camera operating
  • Cinematography
  • Colour grading/finishing
  • Compositing
  • Digital imaging
  • Directing
  • Distribution and Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Lighting
  • Location management
  • Location Scouting
  • Post production
  • Production
  • Project management
  • Sound recording, Foley or SFX
  • Sound design
  • Screenwriting
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Titles and credit sequence design

Live briefs are part of the course, it is a great experience knowing your work is going to go somewhere and benefit someone else, it’s a lot of pressure but it’s a great way
to learn.

Abby Colclough
Second year (Level 5) student


QAA commended the way CCAD enhances student learning

Only 15% of the institutions reviewed received a commendation in 14/15


96.7% of 2016 graduates

were in work or full-time study six months after graduation

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