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How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

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About Film Production Technology at Nottingham Trent University

An appreciation and understanding of the science behind film making is at the heart of this innovative new course.  You will be equipped with the skills required to work across a variety of technical roles within the film production process giving you breadth of experience yet whilst developing a specific area of expertise.  By the end of the course you will have a strong portfolio of film work, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your career in the film industry.

This course is taught at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in Nottingham. It is delivered in partnership and fully validated by the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University.

You'll have the chance to study the broadest range of disciplines including:

  • cinematography
  • audio and visual post production
  • short film production
  • genre
  • chroma key technology
  • visual effects
  • lighting
  • audio acquisition.

The course will give you the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills you will need to work successfully within the international film industry whilst offering a broad range of work based learning opportunities.

Key features

  • Explore the disciplines and processes of different roles within film production.
  • Experience different roles and specialisms within film production technology.
  • Develop your own specific areas of expertise.
  • Your personal interests will be at the heart of your experience and allow you to flourish.
  • Develop your ability to work as part of a team in a creative and efficient manner.
  • Learn the importance of efficiency in image and data management.
  • Meet industry professionals and learn their craft.
  • Work with relevant industry standard software and hardware.
  • Work to industry briefs to develop your experience in working with clients and to deadlines.
  • Take part in live projects and briefs.
  • In your final year exhibit your work at the Confetti Degree Show.

How you're taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group tutorials
  • academic tutorials
  • workshops
  • presentations and pitches
  • visiting industry professionals
  • team working
  • independent study.


There is a varied range of assessment methods throughout the course, which includes:

  • film production development work
  • film productions
  • research tasks
  • case studies
  • portfolio work
  • reports and evaluations
  • lab reports
  • essays
  • visual and verbal presentations.

To progress through the course you must achieve 120 credit points each year. Your final degree mark will be based on your final year work.

Degree Show

In your final year you will exhibit your work as part of Confetti's Degree Show. This event includes all final year students across Confetti's courses and is a great platform for you to showcase your work to key influencers across the creative industries.

Assessment methods

  • Year 1 coursework (100%).
  • Year 2 coursework (100%).

Contact hours

A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (30%), independent study (70%).
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (28%), independent study (72%).

Careers and employability

Upon successful completion, you will have the option to progress to Confetti's BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology or BA (Hons) Art & Design Media Practice (both one year top-ups) to further your studies and gain a full BSc qualification.

Employability is a key focus of this course, with modules including initiatives, such as live projects and the opportunity to exhibit your work, to help enhance your future career.

This course will prepare you to work in creative industries in specialist technical roles, in areas such as feature films, television, and advertising.

You will also develop transferable skills for alternative careers in teaching, retailing, media, and freelance design.

Connecting with industry

Industry professionals will visit the course to guest lecture and share their experiences. Live projects will help you to gain real experience of the industry, make contacts and build your portfolio and CV.

You will also take part in Confetti's Industry Week where you'll be meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the Creative Industries.

Through the Confetti Media Group Head of Talent Development, you'll be offered a range of real work opportunities to help build your portfolio of experience.


This course is taught at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in their dedicated HE Centre and studio facilities.

Facilities and equipment include:

  • Industry-standard cameras
  • A 25 seat media production lab running Avid and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • A 25 seat screening room with Dolby Atmos audio facilities
  • A 37m2 Green Screen VFX studio with VFX infinity curve screen
  • A 144m2 studio space with industry-standard digital video cameras and full lighting rig
  • Industry spec production gallery with 4k production facilities

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Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

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