Advanced Film Production

These short courses will provide individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds with the skills necessary to plan and produce media content for their business. It will cover the latest practices and technologies, as well as advice on how to utilise the skills that have been gained to benefit a range of aspects of their business, including communication, brand awareness, and marketing. This programme is a multidisciplinary programme that equips individuals with specialist skills and knowledge in content creation for the modern business.

Storytelling, interactive design and meeting the needs of a web-based mobile audience are the hallmarks of our Film and Digital Media Skills For Industry programme. By creating and combining genres such as film, script writing, photography, web design, mobile Apps and online publishing individuals will address the needs of the contemporary and future creative industries in compelling new ways.

Key Facts

Course Length:
1 week

School of Film and Digital Media
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This programme reflects the current demand and expertise required when promoting a business and communicating with new and existing customers. Participants in this course will develop an original script through the process of pre-production planning through to realisation as a 7 minute film.

Content will include: mainstream and independent film screenwriting processes; the study of screenwriting theory; preparing treatments, storyboards, shooting scripts and production images; planning, directing the camera and actors, cinematography, and editing. The processes engaged with over the course of the module will explore how to utilise creative and innovative approaches to film making; students will be expected to work productively in allocated roles within the team as a whole to ensure that each team member produces a film project.

Participants will gain a wide range of skills in new media storytelling, with an understanding of the needs of a particular audience and how to work professionally within the creative and cultural industries. They will experience working in a number of genres such as photography, filmmaking, web design, interactive media, mobile media, and user interface graphics and experience, using industry standard software on Apple Macintosh computers. They will also have learned how to pitch an idea, make presentations and work both individually and as part of a team on creative projects.


  • To enable students to develop skills in the screenwriting, pre-production, and production processes.
  • To enable students to critically evaluate the dramatic and narrative practices of film by means of practical activity.


By the end of this module students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge and developed understanding of the screenwriting process within film production;
  • take responsibility for planning and developing courses of action, as an individual working in collaboration with others;
  • demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the disciplines and professional methods of film production through practical application;
  • create a short film production project at the appropriate level.

Dr Brett Aggersberg: 

Dr Susan Drake: 

You will be marked on your creative and production skills and how they address the intended learning outcomes of the module.

Assessment 1
The development of a pre-production portfolio (including a script, storyboards, step outline, research, production paperwork)

Assessment 2
Production of a short film (approx. 5min run time).

You must be in an organisation that requires video content for marketing, information, or documentation reasons. Basic IT knowledge is essential, such as managing files and accessing online material. The previous module, Digital Film Production, must have been completed.

No formal educational qualifications or UCAS points are required.

This programme provides students with a range of skills and competencies that are transferable. Note-taking, oral expression, research skills, communication, evaluative and analytical skills, peer reviews, appropriate use of social media, and media production. On completion of their studies individuals will have gained experience of working on productions, creating their own projects, and developed their knowledge, professionalism and confidence. This extensive range of experience, including life skills that are highly valued by employers, will give individuals a head start in developing their business.

£1,250 before Skills for Industry funding of between 50% & 70%