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Sheffield Hallam University: Filmmaking

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught

Summary

Course summary - Hone your creativity and technique in filmmaking

  • Develop a pre-formed film idea that constitutes a key part of your application

  • Benefit from excellent industry ties, including to Sheffield's world-renowned Doc/Fest

  • Learn in a creative, supportive and bespoke learning environment for one or two years

  • Work under the tutelage of production-active industry figures with exceptional connections

This course aims to produce a new generation of filmmakers. We help you to develop your production-based creative and technical ability, and ensure that you have the critical grounding and logistical skill that the film industry requires. You'll graduate as an employable, connected industry practitioner.

How you learn With a focus on producing your own film idea, underpinned by critical thinking and industry study, this course aims to create rounded filmmaking professionals. You'll work under the tutelage of practicing directors, writers, editors, producers and cinematographers, and benefit from close industry connections to the likes of Creative England and Sheffield's international documentary festival Doc/Fest. You will receive support from the university for 18 months after graduation, helping you to find work and boost your profile.

You learn through

  • developing your own project

  • production exercises

  • workshops, lectures and seminars

  • live projects

  • independent study

  • group work

  • masterclasses

  • attending pitching sessions

  • self-reflection, with learning journals

Applied learning Work placements

We have excellent links with the cultural industries in the region and to the film and television industry. These links help you gain work experience with film and TV productions. In the year 2015–16 all students on this course had on-set industry work experience.

Live projects

You will collaborate on your own and your colleagues' live projects throughout the course - these allow you a detailed knowledge of the contemporary film industry.

Field trips

On top of attending regular screenings of up-and-coming filmmakers' work and attending Doc/Fest, you are also encouraged to attend other film festivals, such as Edinburgh and Berlin.

Networking opportunities

Alongside masterclasses and tutelage from well-connected industry practitioners, you will be expected to network effectively in order to create industry connections. These opportunities will arise particularly at regular film screenings and events with Creative England, the British Film Institute (BFI) and at Doc/Fest. You will create bespoke networking plans, and undertake a professional strategies module.

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