BA Film & TV - Edinburgh College of Art
|course structure: full-time across four years.||BA Film & TV Course Details|
|dates:||October- September How to apply|
|location:||Edinburgh College of Art|
|application deadlines:||June or later if places are still available|
|The BA Film and TV has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry.”|
The moving image media are familiar to us all as sources of information, entertainment and inspiration. Film & TV represent a rich and complex field of activity which has both aesthetic and industrial dimensions.
At Edinburgh College of Art we do not focus narrowly on any single element of these media. Our students may work in established formats such as documentary, drama and commercials, or may make experimental films in which the student seeks to define their own creative agenda. However, the programme is founded on the belief that film, television and video-making is essentially a form of storytelling. We encourage our students to be able to define what they are saying, to whom they are saying it, and by what means it is most effectively said.
The programme provides students with a broad spectrum of practical experience, which enables them to use film and video as a means of creative expression. It focuses on education, with training as a subsidiary aim. Many students become very accomplished technically, but this is valued only to the extent that it assists in the creative process. The emphasis is firmly on projects as the means by which learning occurs.
Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy runs a programme of Professional Practice development to support student and graduate professional development through interaction with working industry professionals. The Professional Practice programme at the Screen & Media Academy offers mentoring and work placements as well as a range of masterclasses and Professional Practice workshops.
David Cairns - Lecturer Film Directing (Drama), Edinburgh College of Art