Our BA (Hons) Film, Television & Theatre Production degree teaches the art of script-writing, directing and producing for both stage and screen. As a film making degree student on this collaborative and practice-based course you will develop a range of sought-after practical skills. Students will gain a strong understanding of the technical requirements needed for this industry providing you with a distinct competitive advantage in the film making, television and theatre industries. This course works closely with other programmes such as Acting, Model Making & Visual FX and Costume Design, because of this students will experience a fully rounded teaching environment with the faculty working collaboratively across all cast and crew requirements. Our assessment for this course is not exam-based. You will be assessed on the film you make as part of your final year project.
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Throughout the three years, you will create screen and theatre productions. Showcasing your skills and abilities to create new and original content for film and theatre practice. Students will use cutting-edge Black Magic 4K camera technology as well as utilize traditional super-16mm film using Arriflex cameras. Our BA (Hons) Film, TV & Theatre course provides students with access to industry standard software including Premiere Pro and Avid. You will work on a minimum of 10 productions across three years, possibly more due the collaborative nature of the degree course.

Film school students work with live clients and will submit for festivals and competitions throughout the degree. Including the Kodak Commercial Awards, RTS Awards and National Student Drama Festival as well as others. At the end of the three year course, you will have a broad show-reel of work for your next steps into professional practice

Awards
Best Sound Kodak NAHEMI Awards 2022
Best Horror, Teesside International Film Festival 2022
Best Student Film, Teesside International Film Festival 2022
Best (student?) Film, Tokyo International Film Festival 2022
Best Production Design, Kodak NAHEMI Student Commerical Awards 2021
Best Drama, APEX Film Festival 2021
Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Festival 2021, Drama (shortlisted)
Best Student Short, The London Shorts Film Festival 2021
Royal Television Society (Yorkshire Region -student category)
Nominated Drama 2019
Winner Best Film - Comedy & Entertainment 2018
Winner - Craft Award Best Cinematography - Comedy & Entertainment 2017

BA (Hons) Film, TV & Theatre Production

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BA (Hons) Film, TV & Theatre Production

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The Northern Film Festival

The Northern Film Festival is an exciting live event created by level 6 BA (Hons) Film, TV & Theatre Production students and is presented by ARC, Stockton Arts Centre.

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MIKE BOYLE
MIKE BOYLE
Senior Lecturer Mike Boyle, alongside colleagues, set up a theatre company called Stolen Art, which specialised in live drama production and mixed media concepts. He moved on to join a small independent film production company called Tarantula, starting off as PA and becoming a Producer. Creating title sequences, promo material, commercials, programme formatting and ideas generation. Mike then joined the prestigious TAP scheme at the BBC, working for BBC Drama, BBC Sport and BBC Radio 4 - producing on Thinking Allowed. He then joined the BBC marketing department, making internal and external marketing films. He has worked in corporate film making alongside his work at The Northern School of Art and in the last few years, has started directing and acting in theatre. This includes The Game’s Afoot and Dad’s Army, collaborating with Production design and Costume on the productions which was a sell out with strong reviews. Qualifications: BA (Hons), PGCE
ANDREW HUTCHINSON
ANDREW HUTCHINSON
Senior Lecturer For the last seven years, Andrew has worked with Northern Pen Media, a production house that brings together all aspects of multimedia to produce engaging film and documentary content for the education sector. In the five years prior to this, he worked for Knowledge Books and Software, an Australian publishing house responsible for sourcing and creating multimedia content from Australia and the USA and developing it for a UK audience. Qualifications: HND, FHEA

JAKE SMITH

JAKE SMITH
Lecturer Jake is an award-winning Director from the North East of England and a Lecturer at the Northern School of Art on the BA Acting for Stage and Screen and MA in Theatre Directing. Jake trained and worked with the National Theatre and has held positions as Artistic Director of the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, Resident Director at Chichester Festival Theatre and Creative Learning Facilitator at Hull Truck Theatre. He has a First-Class Degree in Drama and Theatre Practice from the University of Hull and an MA with Distinction in Producing for Film and Television from the University of Teesside. He was previously nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Director for the UK premier of Halley Feiffer’s, I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard. Directing Credits Include: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Bromley Theatre, Malvern Theatre and Tilted Wig, UK Tour, The Hound of the Baskervilles - Northern Stage, Hull Truck Theatre, Tron Theatre, Theatre Royal Wakefield & Tour, West End Girls - Live Theatre, A Christmas Carol - Chichester Festival Theatre, Little Women, Glory Dazed, Goodnight Mister Tom, It’s a Wonderful Life - East Riding Theatre, The Nutcracker Re-Miced – Durham Gala, MEEK – 7th Floor Productions - Live Stream, Steel and Iron – Teesside International Airport, Bard from the Barn Series 1 & 2 – Barn Theatre, The Buried Moon - The Rose Playhouse,Theatre Royal Winchester, The Tempest, As You Like It, Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Abyss - Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, Brighton Open Air Theatre & Theatre Royal Winchester, Notre Dame, Gulliver's Travels The Musical - Alexandra Theatre. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, Andy Capp The Musical - Finborough Theatre, DISCOVERED, Arts Theatre & Hollywood Fringe LA. Associate, Resident and Assistant Director Credits Include: John Rando on Back to the Future The Musical, Manchester Opera House, Jonathan Kent - The Height of the Storm, UK Tour & Wyndhams Theatre, West End, Lorne Campbell - The Last Ship, Northern Stage & UK & Ireland Tour, Nikolai Foster - Breakfast at Tiffany's, Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End & UK Tour, Howard Davies - For Services Rendered, Minerva Theatre, Jamie Glover - Miss Julie & Black Comedy, Minerva Theatre, Nadia Fall - Way Upstream, Chichester Festival Theatre, Dale Rooks - One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Kent - GYPSY, Chichester Festival Theatre, Max Stafford-Clark - Pitcairn, Minerva Theatre and Jonathan Church - Stevie, Hampstead Theatre.
ALYSON AGAR
ALYSON AGAR
Senior Lecturer Alyson is an artist and lecturer, living and working in the north east of England. Lecturing since 2003, her specialisms include: History of Art, Fine Art Critical theory, Photographic theory, Film theory and New Media theory. Alyson holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (First Class), a Research Fellowship in Fine Art and Critical Theory, a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education, and an MA in Photographic Practice and Theory. Alyson has worked in a variety of roles within the creative industry and continues to work freelance, her visual arts practice is rooted within lens-based theories. Alyson is currently working towards her PhD. Since graduating in 2003, Alyson has worked within Art Direction, Advertising, Creative P.R., Journalism and Publishing. As a visual artist, Alyson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including: Japan, Santorini Biennale of Arts and New York. She has recently undertaken residencies in Iceland, Berlin and Ukraine. She is the author of several photobooks, including: Elevations (2017), Ukrainian Smile (2016), published by Collective 26:86, Solid Paradise (2016) and The Tricks: A Pyschogeographic Survey (2015), and a photozine in conjunction with mima’s David Lynch Interventions programme. Alyson also writes for PAD (Perspectives in Art and Design) an online platform for the publication of staff and student research at The Northern School of Art. Qualifications: PGCE, MA, (Studying PhD), FHEA, FRSA
LEE CHARNLEY
LEE CHARNLEY
Creative Technician Lee, has worked on a variety of award-winning projects. He and a group of friends set up Undercover Films which focused and specialised on corporate videos. Lee has continued to work within the camera department role on a mixture of productions during his time as a staff member at the institution including but not limited to; Random Acts a commissioned Channel 4 scheme, Pig the Dog and twelfth Man which have received Vimeo staff picks, A little Chat with HR a comedy short for channel 4 original comedy and has help lead the video documentation for Cobweb Orchestra which was a Arts Council funded project. Including: • Under Cover Films, Technician • Pig The Dog, Camera Operator • Random Acts,Channel 4 • Twelfth Man, Camera Operator • Third Film, 2014 • Cobweb Orchestra, Arts Council project • Ripper, Grip Department – Short Film • Bunker 206, Camera Department Qualifications: BA (Hons)

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CAREER PATHS

This degree is for you if you wish to have a career in:

BROADCAST & DIGITAL CONTENT
CAMERA OPERATING
CINEMATOGRAPHY
COLOUR GRADING / FINISHING
COMPOSITING
DIGITAL IMAGING
DIRECTING
DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING
EVENT MANAGEMENT
LIGHTING
LOCATION MANAGEMENT
LOCATION SCOUTING
POST-PRODUCTION
PRODUCTION
SOUND RECORDING - FOLEY OR SFX
SOUND DESIGN
SCREENWRITING
TEACHING
RESEARCH

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