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Film and TV Production

Bachelor's degree in Levanger

Do you want to be a part of tomorrow's 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.

Programme description

Do you want to be a part of tomorrow's 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.

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Learning outcomes

Upon graduating the candidate will have attained the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge:

  • The candidate has knowledge about main subjects within: 
    • Storytelling/screenwriting and directing
    • Production techniques for film and TV
    • The role of the producer
    • Media innovation
  • The candidate can also utilise theoretical concepts within these main areas to make appropriate decisions in the production phase.
  • The candidate is familiar with relevant R&D areas and artistic research within film and TV production, i.e. innovative production techniques, changes in consumer behaviour and new distribution channels.
  • The candidate can find relevant information and theory to stay updated within the disciplinary field. The candidate has acquired production experience, knowledge of the business and a historic perspective within the discipline.

Skills:

  • The candidate can utilise results and experiences from literature and artistic research/productions to make appropriate choices within discipline/business.
  • The candidate can reflect on his/her work, document this and know how to adjust execution in light of constructive feedback.
  • The candidate has, by being exposed to multiple subjects, been introduced to a wide variety of material that functions as a foundation to better comprehend issues. 
  • The candidate is proficient in the techniques and tools to produce various film and TV productions within several genres, as well as how to distribute and publish the finished products. Herein includes professional camera and lighting equipment, editing hard- and software, production plans and documentation.

General competence:

  • The candidate has been exposed to multiple topic questions from research projects and industry professionals that provide a deeper understanding of the craft. Herein is included ethical norms and rules, intellectual property and other relevant regulations and best practice principles.
  • The candidate has attained the ability to work in teams and improved on relational skills. He/she can give and receive constructive criticism in the service of achieving the best possible outcome. The candidate can also focus on independence and innovative problem solving, as well as awareness of the demands of the business.
  • The candidate has attained a wide foundation of various presentation techniques to present subject-specific topic questions, what theories are relevant and individual experiences from different productions.
  • The candidates can express themselves well verbally, communicate with partners and have constructive discussions.
  • The candidate has been given an academic and practical foundation, thereby affording the candidate a skillset that allows him/her to find new solutions in a business in constant technological development.  
  • The candidate has insight into the international development in the field and actively participates in the international academic activities and environment.

Job opportunities

Relevant work areas will be the digital media industry, media houses, TV companies, production houses, digital information communication and the media industry in general. The programme's emphasis on practical work will enable candidates to work on developing new innovative media products in established companies or as entrepreneurs in areas where development is in its early stages. Please view our web site film.nord.no for examples of jobs students have landed upon completing our bachelor's programme in film and TV production.

Further education

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

Study abroad

It is becoming increasingly common for students to take a semester abroad as a part of their bachelor's degree. Please contact your programme coordinator or your student advisor upon starting this programme should you want further information about exchange opportunities.

The following institutions are included in Erasmus+ exchange agreements linked to this study programme:

  • Plymouth College of Art, England
  • NTHV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
  • Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands


Students can primarily go on exchange the fourth or fifth semester of the programme.

​Entrance test

Applications for places on the Bachelor’s programme in Film and TV Production are assessed in two parts:

1. Your initial application form and final grades will be assessed

2. You are asked to submit a personal introduction video and showreel of work

Introduction video:
Applicants record a video (maximum 30 seconds) of themselves (selfie) answering the following question: “Why have you applied for bachelor in Film and TV Production at Nord University?”

Portfolio/Showreel:
Assemble your best work into a showreel (Maximum 30 seconds).

What we would like to see:
  • Traditional or digital artwork (any physical artwork must be digitised)
  • Ideas for scripts
  • Ideas/pitch for a film project
  • Photography or video (focus on good composition)
  • Experience from film or TV productions
You do NOT have to show skills in all fields.

Deadlines:

Deadlines for submitting your video file is:

  • ​​Applicants outside EU: 15th of December 2021
  • Applicants inside EU and Norwegian applicants: 15th of May 2022

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 20

Welcome to a new academic year at Nord

Semester registration

Welcome to the Bachelor in Film and TV Production programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences

The autumn semester promises to be exciting, inclusive and, not least, safe for all our students.​

Registration 

You can register as a student as soon as you receive your student number. After completing registration, you will have access to a range of digital forums and tools at Nord University. This includes digital meeting rooms and the e-learning platform Canvas. Registration deadline is September 1st.

Program for commencement

Monday, August 16

Wednesday, August 18
  • ​​09:30 Welcome, registration and presentation, information from Buddies in Blåsalen​
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Lunch with presentation video
  • 11:30 Speech from Dean Elisabet Ljunggren
  • Rebus (TBA)​
​Thursday, August 19
  • ​10:00 - 10:30 Information from Studentinord in Blåsalen
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Walk around campus - group 1 (meetup outside Blåsalen​)
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Presentation of production equiptment etc. in Lab No1116 (Nordlåna) - group 2
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Walk around campus - group 2 (møt opp ved Blåsalen)
  • 12:30 - 14.00 Presentation of production equiptment etc. in Lab No1116 (Nordlåna) - group 1
  • 15:00 Byrebus and served salat
Friday, August 20
13:00 - 14:30 More info – Class meeting, election of new student representatives, time for questions in Blåsalen​

Timetables, course literature and practical information

Timetables

The class timetable will be available in TimeEdit in the course of the summer holidays. Follow the links below to check if your timetable has been published.

>> ​Timet​able​

After you have completed semester registration, you can log in to TimeEdit and see your personalized timetable.

Course literature

>> Read our instructions on finding, purchasing and downloading course literature here

Equipment

Digital learning forms an important part of education at Nord, regardless of mode of delivery. It is important to have the right equipment. All student should have access to:

  • PC/Mac/tablet with internet access
  • Headset
  • Web camera

Special learning arrangements

If you have special needs, including if you are in a high risk group for Covid-19, that affect your learning situation, you can apply for special arrangements in teaching and examinations. Application deadline is September 1st.

>> Read more about special learning arrangements here

New in town

​New in town

>> Arriving in Norway: good to know upon arrival at your study destination. Everything from sim cards, bank accounts and groceries to notifying immigration authorities.

Student life

>> New student at Nord University​
>> Student life at Nord University

Buddies

>> Orientation with buddies​

ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Levanger

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 20

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