BA Digital Film and Television
BA Digital Film and Television (DFTV) is a three year undergraduate degree for talented and creative students who wish to make their careers in the professional industry or as independent practitioners. This high quality vocational training creates award-winning graduates, and stands at the forefront of a dynamic and rapidly changing industry.
What you can expect
- Training in broadcast, digital production and the creative development of content for a variety of media platforms and formats.
- Access to high quality learning and teaching with regular input from industry professionals.
- Small class sizes ensuring you are supported to fully develop your skills and specialisms.
- Opportunities to make industry contacts and develop your professional practice skills.
- Support to develop a wide range of content for short and feature length films, factual programs, drama series for television, and various web and mobile-based platforms,
- Options to specialise in editing, camera, sound, post-production and screenwriting.
- A final year showcase screening for invited industry professionals and potential funders and
What you will learn
Studying on the BA DFTV course you will:
- Undertake intensive technical training using the latest production and post-production technology.
- Explore your creative side through screenwriting projects and the development of diverse material for a variety of contexts.
- Develop strategies to cope with the visual, dramatic and technical challenges film-makers face when writing, producing, directing and editing films.
- Learn to work effectively and creatively as an individual artist and in collaboration with others.
- Develop critical and analytical skills in research, reflection and evaluation
- Understand your profession in its historical and contemporary contexts
- Become an employable and entrepreneurial self-managing artist in an increasingly demanding profession
How you will learn
You will work with highly experienced teaching staff, with input from industry professionals. The film-making process is taught through lectures, practical crew experiences and collaborations with other creative students studying at the Conservatoire.
- The first undergraduate programme to use the RED ONE Digital Cinema Camera, graduates leave fully proficient on the RED ONE and its post-production workflow.
- Access to actors, musicians, directors and production designers within the Royal Conservatoire, and contact with professional broadcasters and independent production companies.
- Graduates regularly receive accolades including Winner, Best Short Film (BAFTA 2011) and awards from Scottish BAFTA, BBC Three New Film Makers and the Royal Television Society.
Due to the vocational nature of the programme and our strong relationships with film industry and broadcasting professionals, graduates are equipped with industry knowledge and contacts to help shape a successful career in broadcasting, film and TV production, film directing, writing, editing or directing. Over 90% of our graduates are in employment or in further training within six months of graduation.
You may also be intersted in our intensive DFTV summer schools which are a great opportunity to experience the excellent learning and teaching at the Conservatoire.
Adam McIlwaine MA Dip.Com
Head of Production Technology