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Whether you want to be behind the camera or its focus, writing the script or bringing it to life - find your place among the action.

Would you like to develop the practical, intellectual and creative skills required to become critical and reflective arts practitioner?

Acting as a gateway to degree-level study, the Film, Media, Theatre and Performance Foundation Year course allows you to study a broad range of creative arts disciplines across all aspects of film, media and theatre.

You will work practically and intellectually to acquire key transferable skills such as effective communication, teamwork, time and project management, research and digital literacy, all of which can prove vital to achieving at university and gaining employment after graduation.

But more than this, you will learn from leading academics to develop the practical and theoretical grounding needed to become a future cultural industries leader, with particular focus on Film, Media and Performance. The degree is dynamic, interdisciplinary, and addresses real world challenges, ensuring you will have the best possible foundation for future study and continued success.

 

Why choose Northumbria to study Film, Media, Theatre and Performance?

Top University: Ranked in the Top 20 for Drama, Dance and Cinematics in the Times Good University Guide 2023.
Research Powerhouse: Art and Design at Northumbria is ranked 4th in the UK for research power (REF, 2021)
Experts in the Field: You will be taught by a team of world-leading artists and academics who will equip you with the skills needed to successfully take your learning to the next level.
Industry Connections: Northumbria recently teamed up with the British Film Institute to provide live-brief and projects for students. We also have connections with performance venues, such as Northern Stage and Alphabetti Theatre.

 

What is the learning experience like on this course?

This course is delivered through a mix of classroom and studio-based learning, with engagement with the cultural centres in the region available to further enhance your learning.
You will be encouraged to think independently, understand, and justify your own opinions, and will recognise the need to challenge your thinking, and the thinking of others.

 

What can I study after this Foundation Year?

Course Information

UCAS Code
P325

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Arts

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2023

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From creating fine art to conserving it; from radio to film, theatre and television, through to arts management and teaching, our Arts department is a dynamic and stimulating environment to study in.

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Entry Requirements 2023/24

Standard Entry

80 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2023/24 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: £17,500

International Fee in Year 1: £17,500


Scholarships for 23/24 are currently being announced.  Please see the main Funding Pages for more information




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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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