University of the Arts London: Documentary Film
|Institution||University of the Arts London View institution profile|
|Department||London College of Communication, University of the Arts London|
|Telephone||020 7514 6569|
Learn the entire documentary film making process on this comprehensive course, which integrates theory with practical experience of making your own short films. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).
**Why choose this course at London College of Communication**
• Practical skills – train on high-end equipment from the start and use it while making your first films.
• Critical skills – study documentary history and theory, learn to analyse films through group screenings and discussions. Get feedback from industry professionals.
• Industry skills – practice writing effective treatments, train in pitching ideas, search out work placements in production companies, meet well-known producers and directors doing special sessions.
• Networking skills – be part of information-sharing about filming opportunities with former students, tutors, industry contacts.
**What can you expect?**
You can expect to be grounded in documentary direction, camerawork and editing - the key artistic and technical skills for a successful production team. Each year students take their work from London College of Communication onto the competitive British and international documentary filmmaking circuit. You will enhance your career prospects gaining valuable skills, vision and opportunities including guidance on pitching for funding and commissions.
**About London College of Communication**
London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Applicants should have a keen interest in documentary films and a keen desire to make their own documentary films. A portfolio is not essential but many applicants send links to documentary work they have already made. Applicants should know what kinds of documentary interest them and why they have an ambition to deepen their involvement in documentary film study and production. A 1st degree is desirable but not essential. If applicants do not have the required qualifications, but do have professional experience, they may be eligible to gain credit for previous learning and experience through the Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL) through professional experience or a combination of courses and work experience. Experience is assessed as a learning process and tutors will evaluate that experience for currency, validity, quality and sufficiency. An awareness of and interest in current developments in documentary film is expected. Knowledge of film and media history and theory is not a requirement but candidates are expected to be interested in studying such questions. The application should be accompanied by an original documentary film idea (essential) and a short showreel (if available) of existing documentary film production work, with a clear note of the applicants role in each production. Applicants who 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent).
|Location||London College of Communication|
Elephant & Castle
|EU||11220 GBP for Year 1|
|England||11220 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||11220 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||11220 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||11220 GBP for Year 1|
|International||22920 GBP for Year 1|
University of the Arts London
About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings® for the second year in a row, and is Europe's largest specialist university for art and design.
UAL draws together six renowned Colleges, each with a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:
- Camberwell College of Arts
- Central Saint Martins
- Chelsea College of Arts
- London College of Communication
- London College of Fashion
- Wimbledon College of Arts
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