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New Filmmaking course to be taught in Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design

The three year degree course has been introduced in response to the rise of the global filmmaking industry

Filmmaking at NTU
Filmmaking at NTU

A new BA (Hons) Filmmaking degree course will open its doors at Nottingham Trent University this September, welcoming its first intake of students from all over the UK and internationally. The exciting course has been created in response to the rise of the global filmmaking industry and is a welcome addition to the School of Art & Design’s portfolio of Visual Communication degree courses.

Students will explore all aspects in the art of filmmaking, providing the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in film production, directing or scriptwriting. With professional practise being a key part of the course, NTU will be working closely with industry, both locally in Nottingham and nationally, to give the students opportunity to hear from guest lecturers, work on real-life briefs and go out on work placements.

Critically acclaimed Nottingham-born film and television actress, Vicky McClure, best known for her roles in This is England the BBC drama Line of Duty commented: “I love working in the film and television industry.  I’m proud that my home city has produced so many talented and creative people, and I think it’s brilliant that Nottingham is continuing to nurture new filmmakers.”

Vicky McClure visits NTU in 2017
Vicky McClure visits NTU in 2017

She added: “Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with creative students from Nottingham Trent University, and I’ve been impressed with how enthusiastic and professional they’ve been. I think success in this business comes as a result of good training, drive, talent, and a willingness to learn. “It’ll be great to see a new generation of directors, writers and producers emerge from Nottingham and impact the filmmaking industry.”

William Ivory, BAFTA nominated film writer from Nottingham, also said of the course: “I’ve always maintained that to get on in the world of film and TV you need big helpings of determination, imagination and practical knowledge.  This new Filmmaking degree at NTU will offer young people a chance to explore new ideas and grow creatively whilst always having an eye on what the industry requires of them.”

The BA (Hons) Filmmaking degree will be taught by industry-experienced academic staff at NTU’s School of Art & Design, School of Arts & Humanities and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. The course also has links with Broadway Media Centre and relationships with professionals and academics from overseas - specifically California and Arizona in the USA, and Europe.

If you’re a local Nottingham business interested in guest lecturing, setting a live brief for the students or welcoming BA (Hons) Filmmaking students on work placements please get in touch by emailing

Published on 19 March 2018
  • Category: Culture; School of Art & Design