My degree at Regent's was perfectly tailored to my needs and the skills I wanted to acquire. I discovered my passion for directing, which helped me realise that this was the career for me. Isabelle SiebRead Isabelle's Story
The modern media landscape is changing faster than any other industry.
It is adapting to new methods of communication, new markets and new technology. Navigating this world requires practical skills, experience, and confidence.
This programme will enable you to respond to changes in the 21st-century broadcast landscape. You will develop skills and technical expertise through hands-on activities, and also gain a thorough understanding of why they are important.
You will gain traditional skills in directing, producing, sound, lighting, camera, editing and production management.
You will explore a range of production and broadcast styles, allowing you to experience how techniques and approaches differ between feature films, short commercials, live news broadcasts, and more. You will also learn how to use digital media creatively to produce material and communicate ideas.
An optional term spent studying abroad can enable you to expand your learning outside the UK at a number of our partner institutions around the world.
Key features include:
This is a three-year, full time programme.
|Business and Law for the Creative Producer||The module aims to provide you with an overview of modern creative business and will facilitate your appreciation of the variety of challenges facing individuals who opt to work in the international creative industries of the 21st century. You will learn to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of company structures, and of culture, finance, change management and strategy within business organisations, gaining an appreciation of your potential effectiveness as a manager of change in a range of creative disciplines.|
Television studio production remains at the core of the output for public and independent broadcasters. With the increase in digital television channels in recent years the output of studio productions has increased, with programmes as diverse as soap opera, light
entertainment and news and current affairs filling the schedules. Students need to develop an understanding of the genres of programmes which are studio based and the phenomenon of format television. Students will also need to develop skills to accomplish
their own studio production from conception to delivery, concurrently developing the group
working skills needed to work within a large production unit. The study of studio based formats through lectures, tutorials and seminars will support and enable originality in the assessment of this unit.
|Global Perspectives||This module introduces a range of ideas and ways of thinking based around the University’s values, reflected in its learning outcomes. It encourages students to interact with the broader University community, both socially and academically, asking them to cross the physical and intellectual borders of their degree programmes. Global Perspectives aims to increase self-awareness and prepares students for their subsequent studies by familiarising them with the resources available to meet their lifelong learning needs.|
|Introduction to Production||The aims of the module are to develop a sound basis in production technique, to create a short music video and a short reportage piece, and to understand and practice the roles therein. Key to this module will be an understanding of how you develops your potential as well as effective teamwork skills. The module will need to optimise the use and application of digital cameras, sound recording and editing equipment. You will need to learn how to develop and understand how different forms of filmmaking require different skills and approaches. In order to develop the skills of organisation and self-reflection you will need to effectively keep an online journal.|
|Story||The aim of this module is to provide you with the basic principles of screenwriting underpinned by Robert McKee in his seminal text ‘Story – Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting’ through a series of seminars, workshops and tutorials on script craft and basic screenwriting practice. Where possible, we will also be offering subsidised entry to Robert McKee’s Story Seminar which is currently held at Regent’s University, London twice a year.|
|Biographical Short Film||The aim of the module is to develop your understanding of the application of scriptwriting theory to a specialised form of narrative drama, and to provide you with a creative and critical foundation for making decisions about script when telling stories for the biographical short film. Further the module trains you in biographical research and material selection, and in the reduction of the biographical according to dramatic requirements.|
|Genre Short Film||On completion of this module you will be able to plan, shoot and edit a short film, possess a broad understanding of the short film as a genre, and its constraints and potential. In addition you will be responsible for aspects of directing, performing, shooting and editing your group production, thus acquiring valuable co-operative skills for future writers, creatives and producers in an increasingly demanding industry. You will gain an understanding of the importance of mise-en-scène, location, sound, camera angle, blocking, movement and cutting in the visual adaptation of a script idea. Finally post-production and editing will explore the full potential of conceptualising and evaluating your completed project, and audience/market considerations.|
|Research and Writing for Film Makers||The aim of this module is to provide you with the cognitive and practical skills that will underpin much of your written and presentational work throughout your programme of study. It will develop your ability to study effectively and produce material that communicates an ability to think clearly and communicate with cogency in a range of formats – oral presentation, written work and visual communication. Initially a strong emphasis is placed on reading and research, critical thinking, referencing and the communication of understanding through the coherent expression of ideas.|
|Studio Production||Television studio production remains at the core of the output for public and independent broadcasters. With the increase in digital television channels in recent years the output of studio productions has increased, with programmes as diverse as soap opera, light entertainment and news and current affairs filling the schedules. As a BA (Hons) Film & Screen student on the TV & Digital Media or Film Production pathway, you need to develop an understanding of the genres of programmes which are studio based and the phenomenon of format television. You will also need to develop skills to accomplish your own studio production from conception to delivery, concurrently developing the group working skills needed to work within a large production unit. The study of studio based formats through lectures, tutorials and seminars will support and enable originality in the assessment of this unit.|
|English For Academic Purposes||
There are a number of linguistic challenges when embarking upon study or research in English. This module is for students who would benefit from developing their knowledge and skills in the area of academic English alongside their disciplinary studies in their first semester. The main aims of this module are to develop the academic English language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), language knowledge and study habits commensurate with first semester undergraduate level study. It will provide support to students’ performance in other modules and aid their integration into their new academic community. Their employability will also be enhanced through the development of relevant transferable skills. In addition, the module also reflects Regent’s deepened commitment to supporting their students.
|English for Academic Excellence||Non-native speakers of English face a number of linguistic challenges when embarking upon study or research in English. This module is for international students who want to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of academic English alongside their disciplinary studies. The main aims of this module are to develop the academic English language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and language knowledge commensurate with undergraduate level study. It will maximise and further enhance students’ performance in other modules and their employability through the development of transferable skills. In addition, the module also reflects Regent’s deepened commitment to internationalisation.|
|Advanced Business English||A course for students who want to enhance their Business English language skills to boost employability. It will also support students in their performance in other modules. The course will introduce a variety of business-related topics and language and a student led component will encourage engagement and interaction with peers. In addition, learners will explore a language learning puzzle throughout the module.|
|Global Communication Skills||This module is designed as an introduction to cross-cultural studies but also entails a significant component of self-reflection. The overall aim is to raise students’ awareness of the impact culture has on interpersonal and intergroup interaction. Emphasis will be placed on developing practical skills for effective communication in intercultural situations, e.g. working in multicultural teams. It is hoped the module can appeal across the varied programmes offered at Regent's, considering the diversity of the student body and the multicultural character of all the environments the students will be going into in their future careers. Examples and scenarios will be drawn from education, the business world, multicultural society and the students’ own experiences.|
Promoting effective language learning and development is a central part of the University’s international focus, and our Foreign Language classes provide education in a wide range of languages at a variety of levels throughout the year.
|Documentary and Factual||
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the development of documentary, from its inception to modern day factual TV, examining the major themes that have shaped
the genre around the world. Strong emphasis will be placed on the theoretical treatment of documentary including national movements and their historical and social contexts.
|Digital Advertising||This module takes the key skill of storytelling into a new arena. We will be looking at telling stories in microcosm for the advertising industry – reducing narrative to key elements and engaging audiences within moments rather than minutes.|
|Studio and Outside Broadcasting Production||This module will provide you with the technical and logistical skills required in Outside Broadcast and will also open up future career possibilities within OB Production. The aims are to develop the necessary practical skills required to create an Outside Broadcast event and to develop team working skills which you will employ within other modules and in their future careers. You will need to understand the principles and techniques of working within an outside broadcasting unit; specifying and rigging equipment, working with multiple cameras and multiple microphones in a live setting. Different types of OB will be taught, that can include sports, news, cultural/musical, nature, conference et cetera to give you the chance to develop an appropriate and original production in a niche area. You will also need to develop an understanding of the professional roles and responsibilities within OB production.|
|Study Period Abroad||As the Study Abroad Semester is intended to introduce you to living and studying in a new environment, it is preferable if you do not opt for an institution in the same country as your nationality (e.g., US citizens are discouraged from applying for a US institution). You must be in good academic standing and have progressed to Year 2 (Level 5). You should ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover your time abroad and that your financial arrangements are in place prior to departure. You must fulfil the application, insurance and visa requirements required by your host institution. You must clear any financial obligations to Regent’s University and/or host institution prior to beginning your Year 3 (Level 6) study, as failure to do so may jeopardise progression to your final year of study.|
|Internship||Placement learning is extremely valuable in relation to employability. We encourage all students to embark on internships and placements throughout their study at Regent’s but on this credit bearing module we ask you to reflect on your work placement(s) and to produce an academic piece of writing to support this reflection. The aim of a quality internship in the film and television industries is to develop your employability skills and increase graduate career prospects.c|
|Cinematography||Truly great films are rarely realised. The perfect balance of the collective efforts of all the teams, departments and individuals (cinematographers, screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, sound designers and art directors etc.) that make up the cast and crew of a film is almost impossible to achieve. Feature length films are one of the costliest of art forms and thus, most of the time crews are working under time and financial pressure. There can be no one blueprint to making great cinema. Each endeavour is ‘a shot in the dark’, a gamble that the right balance of all the collective inputs of those involved can be achieved in realising a singular vision.|
|Campaign Production||The ability to develop and maintain a professional relationship when engaging with clients is an essential skillset for 21st century media producers. All clients – from the commercial to the subversive - now demand dialogue, sharing and feedback as equal partners in the creative process. Many organisations now engage at an online level and require high quality moving imagery to promote their agendas. Campaign film production is a module which harnesses the modern democratisation of digital film production and distribution methods, whilst encouraging you to engage in current social, political, economic, environmental and/or cultural issues in order to produce, shoot and edit a short campaign film which champions a cause, charity or organisation of your choice.|
|Developing TV Formats for International Markets||The trade and circulation of television formats has grown incredibly over the past two decades. While the global industry of turnover from formats varies from nine to fifteen billion dollars a year, formatted shows form the backbone of TV broadcasting around the world. In the last decade the TV market, which was traditionally dominated by the UK, US and Netherlands, has opened up to new players. This change has triggered a revolution in the creation and marketing of formats, and has enabled creative individuals, who practiced only in their local markets, to have the opportunity to trade and flourish in an expanding global environment.|
|Directing for the Screen||This is a practical introduction to Directing for the Screen. You will work with actors to understand the process of developing a character and bringing that performance to the screen. Directing for the Screen will cover all of the key aspects of what is involved in being a director for film and television. You will cover a range of skills including breaking down scripts, casting, working closely with actors, understanding text, choreography and blocking scenes, improvisation, re-writing, storyboarding, camerawork, creating shot lists and editing.|
|Experimental Film||Through a series of lectures, seminars, as well as creation of a short experimental film and the Artist Manifesto, this module aims to demonstrate the value of experimentation in filmmaking. Drawing upon the various traditions of avant-garde film and contemporary trends in experimental moving image practices, you will be taught how to develop creative approaches to filmmaking that are informed by contextual and critical knowledge. Upon a successful completion of this module you will feel confident in engaging with different forms and styles of filmmaking, including personally, politically and socially engaged pieces.|
Script analysis also supports your own creative writing work. Structure, character, dialogue, genre, tone, setting and budget all come under the spotlight when analysing a screenplay and, by focusing on these practical issues in other writers’ work, the aspiring screenwriter will be able to transfer these skills to their own work and improve their own writing accordingly.
|Studio and Outside Broadcast||With the development and expansion in digital television channels in recent years the volume of outside broadcast production has experienced a huge increase, and sports and music/concert coverage dominates the Outside Broadcast output of the digital channels. You need to develop an understanding of how to accomplish an outside broadcast, from conception to delivery, whilst developing the team skills needed to work within a large production unit. Locations around the campus will be set-up in order to both train ‘in house’ before moving to outside locations as well as to serve the wider University community for events taking place on campus.|
|Using Emerging Technologies||This module builds on the world of the evolving convergent digital technologies, which affect all elements of the media industry on a daily basis. It allows you to develop your digital skills, adapting to and exploiting the evolving digital landscape around you and expanding your understanding of how traditional entertainment and storytelling can cross platforms and traverse converging technologies. This module theorises alternative and traditional routes to market, brand extensions, commercial entertainment and distribution techniques. It will include presenting your theories and techniques, which, when put into practice, allow you the opportunity to extend entertainment ideas created with skills learned in Level Four modules, together with building an original cross-platform entertainment experience incorporating new media technologies.|
|Writing for Children||In this module we will look at writing audio-visual material for a wide age range of children from very young pre-schoolers up to those approaching their teens. You will identify your target audience and clearly pitch your material at the target age range. On completion of the module you will have a clear understanding of the challenges and possibilities afforded by developing material for a younger marketplace.|
|English for Academic Excellence||Promoting effective language learning and development is a central part of the University’s international focus, and our English Language Centre provides a wide range of courses at a variety of levels throughout the year.|
|Business English||A course for students who want to enhance their Business English language skills to boost employability. It will also support students in their performance in other modules. The course will introduce a variety of business-related topics and language and a student led component will encourage engagement and interaction with peers. In addition, learners will explore a language learning puzzle throughout the module.|
|Advanced Business English||A course for students who want to enhance their Business English language skills to boost employability. It will also support students in their performance in other modules. The course will introduce a variety of business-related topics and language and a studentled component will encourage engagement and interaction with peers. In addition, learners will explore a language learning puzzle throughout the module.|
|Contemporary Intercultural Issues||The module is designed as a comprehensive platform for discussion of cross-cultural issues in a globalised world that demands an increasing need for effective intercultural contacts. The module looks at the necessity to raise intercultural competence among our culturally diverse students and to develop sensitivity to and a critical understanding of issues arising out of cultural difference, which will equip them with strategies to deal with cultural conflict. One of the distinctive features of the Regent’s learning experience is the multicultural environment and the international outlook of its programmes.|
|Latin American Culture and Society||This course will enable students, with or without prior knowledge of the subject, to develop an understanding of relevant themes of contemporary Latin America. By exploring and analysing a series of cultural aspects from a multidisciplinary perspective, students will gain an insight into the underlying issues and phenomena affecting the region.|
|Chinese Culture and Society||China is one of the world’s great civilizations with a rich cultural heritage providing the backdrop for a dynamic contemporary society. This module is designed to give students a contextualised introduction to the main areas and themes which have defined history, culture and society in China. By exploring and analysing a series of cultural aspects, the students will develop a critical perspective and gain an insight into the underlying multidisciplinary issues and phenomena affecting modern China. The aims of the module are to help students to understand contemporary Chinese society, culture, state, political structure and economic development; develop a knowledge of the role of traditional Chinese philosophical and religious beliefs in Chinese life; develop an appreciation of Chinese cultural and social values; be able to identify critical issues and analyse how elements of traditional culture, socialist ideology and economic reform construct the present culture in China.|
|Language||Promoting effective language learning and development is a central part of the University’s international focus, and our Foreign Language classes provide education in a wide range of languages at a variety of levels throughout the year.|
|Adapting for Screen||Adapting novels, plays, short stories, true stories, autobiographical stories, any narrative from its original form into a screenplay is a staple of the film and television industry. Compressing narratives, changing points of view, creating external dramatic storylines from interior monologues, simplifying stories, reducing characters, the list of potential pitfalls is as long and varied as the types of material available for adaptation.|
|Major Production - Pre-Production & Principal Photography||The work completed on this module will feed directly into the second term module Major Film Production – Post-Production & Marketing. You should complete the pre-production phase and principal photography of the major production on this module, with post-production of the major project completed in term two. The aims are to develop ideas and plans for the Major Film Production into useful pre-production materials. You will decide on a script/concept through residential workshops and meetings, individual and group tutorial discussion then begin development of that script/concept via a visual mood piece to provide evidence of references and thought around style and mise-en-scène. You will develop your specialist technical skills, specialist knowledge and organisational skills through workshops, which will build on previous years’ technical training. You will have developed a suitable level of specialist accomplishment in a specific production role. The assessment will include a script and pre-production materials in preparation for principle photography.|
|Major Production: Post Production & Marketing||The Post Production Module is the culmination of the practical, research and creative learning undertaken on the degree. It is also a showcase of your skills upon graduation. You will complete post-production and devise a strategy for marketing and distribution. At this stage of the year you should have completed principal cinematography on your major film project. This module seeks to support you in a professional approach to post-production providing opportunities for continual industry level feedback as well as skills training prior to submission of the major film project. Built on the Production Module in the first term, this module will offer a creative laboratory as well as specialist training in postproduction: editing, sound mixing/soundscape, colour grading and CGI/titles/credits.|
|Research Project 1||
This module will provide you with an opportunity to engage with a research topic of your choosing and develop advanced skills in literature and resource searching. You will be expected to demonstrate autonomous learning and working to a given deadline.
You will also be expected to critically evaluate an in-depth aspect of television, film or new media of your own choosing. In this module you will display this knowledge and research through a lecture and will display preparedness for the forthcoming essay via an abstract and bibliography.
|Research Project 2||You will be expected to critically evaluate an in-depth aspect of television, film or new media of your own choosing, with extra recognition given to the study of an area outside of your own culture. There will be a necessity to locate, select and use critically information from a number of sources, including the use of IT based information sources and to complete and report on research conducted. Within the module you will have to communicate ideas accurately, persuasively and succinctly in writing.|
Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.
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That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.
You can apply in the following ways:
If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to [email protected].
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.
For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.
If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.
If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.
Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies.
Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.
The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit.
Degree level fee (Starting September 2019): £17,500
Degree level fee (Starting September 2020): £18,000
Home/EU students: £1,000
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000
Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.
You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.
The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.
Fees are payable in the following instalments:
Weekly Contact Hours: 15
Self-Directed Study: 15
Weekly Contact Hours: 16
Self-Directed Study: 16
(Above includes summer holiday period)
Weekly Contact Hours (in class and tutorials): 16
Self-Directed Study: 20
You will be taught by experienced professionals from the media industry. Film, Media & Performance, Head of Programmes William Harris comes from a creative media background, having taught drama in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Belarus and Russia. He holds an M.Phil in 20th Century French Actor Training from the University of Glasgow.
Some of the lecturers on Film & Screen include:
Assessment methods include:
In your final year you will carry out an in-depth research project and present your research topic.
Group assessments constitute 50% of your overall degree. These will take the form of short films, pitches and presentations, and written pitch documents.
You will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and will have the opportunity to specialise in preferred media areas through case studies.
You will work on practical projects, both individually and in groups, replicating industry practice.
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.
A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.
If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at two A-Levels at Grades A-C.
We also require you to pass an interview with our academic staff and will assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).
We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus two APs at grades 3,3.
English is our language of instruction and we require proof of your English proficiency.
You can demonstrate your English proficiency with:
• IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any of the four components
• PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
• TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80. (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
• A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: Grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
• International Baccalaureate: Grade 4 or above in English at Higher or Standard Level
This list is not exhaustive. We will review the English qualifications you submit as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.
For offer holders able to visit us in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected] Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London applicants only.
As a Regent’s student you will take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module in your first semester in order to support the development of your academic work in English.
Please note that students who achieve an IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent result, are exempt from taking the EAP module and have an additional academic module.
If you are joining your programme at an advanced entry point, we require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, with no score below 5.5 in any other components.
This degree is designed for students looking for a career in broadcast media, in roles such as:
Whether you’re looking to make your mark in a small, independent company or a large organisation like the BBC, this degree provides the training to do so.
My degree at Regent's was perfectly tailored to my needs and the skills I wanted to acquire. I discovered my passion for directing, which helped me realise that this was the career for me. Isabelle SiebRead Isabelle's Story