SAE Institute

      Film Making Degree

      SAE Institute
      Blended learning in London and Glasgow

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      Important information

      Typology Bachelor's degree
      Methodology Blended
      Location At 2 venues
      Duration 24 Months
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Blended
      • At 2 venues
      • Duration:
        24 Months
      Description

      You will explore many of the significant issues facing the industry, as well as how what aspects are the most influential in making it what it is today. Through thorough film studies and analysis your ability to identify key influences and techniques will be greatly enhanced. Business and legal topics, as well as a final specialised research project contribute to graduating with a Degree in Digital Film Making.
      Suitable for: Anyone who has a passion for film or television and desires to start a career in the industry.

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      Where and when
      Starts Location
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      Glasgow
      85-87 Portman Street, Kinning Park, G41 1EJ, Glasgow, Scotland
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      London
      297 Kingsland Road, E8 4DD, London, England
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      Starts On request
      Location
      Glasgow
      85-87 Portman Street, Kinning Park, G41 1EJ, Glasgow, Scotland
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      Starts On request
      Location
      London
      297 Kingsland Road, E8 4DD, London, England
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      To take into account

      · Requirements

      • minimum age 18; and • successful completion of the SAE Diploma; and • completion of a minimum of two A-Levels at sufficient grades; or • mature age students over 21 years; or • on receipt of suitable evidence, SAE shall seek to admit all prospective students (via special entry) who are considered to have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

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      Course programme

      Film Making Degree - Overview

      The degree will consolidate the students' knowledge already gained during the film making diploma and further their academic skills. To broaden the learning experience beyond the purely vocational type training, by including a wider knowledge base and research-based educational experience. The Film Making degree programme can only be taken at the various approved SAE degree centres.

      Aims

      The BA/BSc (Honours) Digital Film Making degree comprises the film making diploma plus a second year of degree level studies. This degree is taught and administered by SAE and validated by Middlesex University, London.

      The degree can be taken over a period of two years as an intensive programme. The BA/BSc (Honours) degree is a direct path to higher post graduate degrees.

      Qualification

      BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Film Making

      Degree Entry Requirements

      • minimum age 18; and
      • successful completion of the SAE Diploma; and
      • completion of a minimum of two A-Levels at sufficient grades; or
      • mature age students over 21 years; or
      • on receipt of suitable evidence, SAE shall seek to admit all prospective students (via special entry) who are considered to have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.

      Degree Duration

      12 months full time (900 clock hours) after completing the SAE Diploma

      Assessment method and award

      Practical
      Will involve progressive assessment of practical assignments.

      Theoretical
      • all BA/BSc (Hons) students must undertake a specialist written research project; and
      • pass and complete all individual degree modules

      Award

      In order to qualify for the Bachelor degree, candidates need to reach an overall mark of 360 Middlesex University credit points.

      Second year direct entry

      Graduates who have successfully completed the SAE Film Making Diploma from other SAE Colleges can continue with the degree at SAE London. Graduates with similar qualifications can apply for advanced standing in the degree programme.

      Credit point notes

      • The BA/BSc (Hons) degree programme is equivalent to 360 Middlesex University credit points which is equal to: 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points.
      • USA equivalent: Our Bachelor degree is 1800 clock hours (Diploma 900 hours + Degree 900 hours). Equal to a full 4 year US bachelor degree programme. Our bachelor degree is instructed in an accelerated delivery format over a 2 year period (6 semesters).

      Module Overview

      FM-203 - Industry Perspectives & Issues
      This module surveys the structure and operations of the film industry and considers the policies and attitudes of the industry as they relate to the world market. It establishes some basic methodologies, skills and attitudes which are essential to successful research in the field, and which enhance the ability to identify, analyse and contribute intelligently to issues currently influencing the industry and the wider community.

      FM-204 - Cultural Perspectives
      This module aims to establish a sense of aesthetic perspective, to cultivate a sensitivity to cultural nuances, norms, and imperatives over past ages, and to stimulate an appreciation of the ways various visual media have been used and integrated in the past to 'capture' images of human experience. In considering the roles of Producers, Directors and Cinematographers, it examines the work and practice of a selection of successful professionals who have made major contributions as producers in their specialised fields.

      FM-301 - Business and Legal Studies
      In addition to other components, this module focuses on basic management skills with regard to administration, finance, personnel, networking and forward production planning. Also dealt with are issues regarding promotion, publicity and marketing and students are given a thorough grounding in the legal aspects of the film industry.

      FM-302 - Advanced Industry Applications
      This module is designed to introduce students to high quality visual FX and advanced production techniques. In addition, it addresses the proposition that digital film producers will engage in teaching others at some stage during their careers. Finally, this module allows students to gain supervised professional experience in public or commercial organisations, thus gaining an understanding of how their theoretical skills and knowledge can be applied in professional settings, and how workplace realities can influence the nature and effectiveness of activities.

      FM-303 - Specialised Research Project
      This section of the programme allows students to undertake an approved research project. It is, in effect, a double module worth 60 credit points, and is designed to show a student's ability to initiate, implement and evaluate a substantial creative/technical project. The project will be supervised by a member of staff approved by the Link Directors.

      Additional information

      Career opportunities: Film maker, film editor, camera operator, director, producer, location scout, publicity, lighting, special effects designer, compositor.

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