Film and TV Production

Do you want to be a part of tomorrows film and TV industry - today?  Learning every technique and aspect of production, you will create industry-level content, taking your ideas from the page to the screen. You will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of Film and TV genres, guided by leading industry professionals.
There will be no admissions to this programme in the autumn of 2019

Bachelor in Film and TV Production

ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Start semester
Teaching language English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Steinkjer
Application deadline

Job opportunities

After graduation you will be relevant in the digital media industry, Film and TV production companies and digital information services in general. This educational emphasis on practical work and enable students to work on developing new innovative media products within established companies or as gründer in an area where the development are headed quickly.

Check our website film.nord.no for examples of jobs.

Further education

After completing the bachelor's degree program, students may apply for admission to master's degree studies in the field both at home and abroad.

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification

Documented proficiency in English language

Applicants may be asked to submit an example of relevant artistic work

Learn how to apply

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Programme description

This program gives you industry standard knowledge of Film and TV production. The program has a special focus on production in new media and on cost-effective productions by innovative use of technology. There is also focus on how these skills can be used in other market areas to strengthen the opportunities for a wider job market for candidates.

What is common for all disciplines is to be able to form and convey meaning, create and communicate great stories, believable characters, characters and worlds in all media.

The courses are hosted at Nord University campus in Steinkjer where you will meet state of the art computer labs, editing suites, and studios. Students also have access to very good camera equipment, sound and lighting equipment and other equipment needed for such productions. All labs are equipped with the latest software required for such kind of production. It is expected that you have basic IT skills, good English skills so you are able to read English literature, write reports and have classes in English.

Film and TV production:
Film and television production is a key component of the bachelor program. You will gain television production expertise within single- and multi-camera productions (fiction, documentary, reportage, events). There is also a strong focus on directing related to these productions and some cinematography, post production and digital workflow. All this is provided through basic courses during the first year.
During the second year you can choose to focus more towards film production, script development and directing or select multi-camera production. Multi-camera production may include larger sports and event productions/concerts. The productions are distributed either live online, on the big screen or on-demand. The year ends with a selectable media production.

In the third year you will be introduced for infomercials that include commercials and music video productions. Before that you can choose between 3 electives. The whole Bachelor program ends with a bachelor production where students themselves set up and plan a larger production.

 

Project work and entrepreneurship:
The program has a strong focus on project work and teamwork. As a student, you will be linked to external clients from industry and must learn to handle problems both individually and in groups. We also work a lot with entrepreneurship: organizes entrepreneurial camp, and has a separate course where the focus is on production management. Several students choose to start their own student companies during their studies, and we have a structure to help you with this together with partners.

 

Software:
As a student you have access to industry standard software like:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • ProTools
  • BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve

Special software that fits to your projects

Learning outcomes

After completing the bachelor program the candidate should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Skills:
are able to master the techniques and tools available for producing various film and TV productions in several genres. Candidates must also be able to utilize available theory to make the right decisions during the production phase.

Knowledge:
have knowledge of key topics within storytelling, production for film and TV, directing, script development and the role as a producer.

General competence:
are able to work in groups / teams to leverage each other's expertise to achieve the objectives of the program. The program emphasizes independence and innovative solutions, as well as understanding the industry requirements.

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification

Documented proficiency in English language

Applicants may be asked to submit an example of relevant artistic work

Learn how to apply

Further education

After completing the bachelor's degree program, students may apply for admission to master's degree studies in the field both at home and abroad.

Study abroad

It becomes more and more common that students take a semester abroad as part of a bachelor's degree. Nord University has cooperation with several international universities which provide the opportunity to take a semester there.

Studies elsewhere in the world may also be appropriate. Consult with teachers or student advisor when you arrive, for more information about the possibilities.

Per January 1st, 2017, the program is connected to the following institutions on Erasmus+ Exchange agreements: Reykjavik University (Iceland), Plymouth College of Art (England), NTHV Breda University of applied Sciences (Netherlands), Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) and Complutence University of Madrid (Spain)

Costs

There will be travel expenses in connection with productions at various locations. Several productions take place in the evenings and on weekends.

We also recommend students to invest in some equipment.(Memory stick, external hard drive, headset, etc.).

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Candidates work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".

Assessment methods

Assessment of the course is based on practical exercises, reflection notes, portfolio examinations and oral presentations.

Programme evaluation

Students do evaluation on both courses and the hole curriculum.

Qualifications requirements and regulations

Refer to "Regulations concerning studies and examinations at Nord University" and other local regulations under Rules and Regulations.