Film, TV and Theatre Production

Why should you study
Film, TV & Theatre Production?

As a student on this very collaborative and practice based programme, you will develop the skills and the discipline of scriptwriting, directing, and producing for both stage and screen, giving you a distinct competitive advantage within the industry that you can use to forge a path in the Film, TV and Theatre industries.

As a student on this programme, you can specialise in Scriptwriting for stage and screen, Directing for both stage and screen and Production Management for stage and screen
or a combination of all the above, making them readily employable in both market places.

Aligning with other CCAD stage and screen programmes, there is the opportunity for you to develop a collaborative approach to your stage and screen production, mirroring the workings of industry. You will create a product on screen or in a theatrical production, that will showcase your skills and abilities to create new and original content with cutting edge 4K technology, as well as the opportunity to
create both traditional 16mm film and contemporary theatre practice; this will give you the broadest showreel possible, making your employment opportunities vast.

BA (Hons) Film, TV & Theatre Production

UCAS Code W692

UCAS Tariff 96 (2018 start) | 112 (2019 start)

Duration Three years

You will work for live clients and submit for festivals and competitions throughout the programme including the 16mm Kodak Commercial Awards, RTS Awards and National Student Drama Festival amongst others.

Furthermore, our current Production Design and Costume degrees can also provide opportunities for collaboration to offer the students a fully rounded and holistic teaching environment where they have access to a complete production process.

Our CCAD alumni boasts 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 Film, TV & Theatre Production?

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


As well as having a brand new TV / film studio and 100 seater theatre space, we also have The Bus Sheds; our very own commercial sound stage facility next door to our teaching facilities, which are the largest in the North of England. These facilities allow students from our stage and screen programmes the possibility of work experience on professional film and television programmes, as well as industrial links within both the
worlds of stage and screen providing guest speakers to enhance the student experience.

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