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Course Content

We don’t ask students to specialise too early in one area of filmmaking. Students can be self-selecting in terms of what interests them and where they want to take their practice.

Liam Wells
Course Leader

  • Year One
  • From day one you take a hands-on, practical approach to filmmaking
  • Pre-production, production, post-production
  • Narrative short film
  • Sound design
  • Contemporary genre
  • Media industry roles and practice
  • Histories, theories and practice of moving image
  • Year Two
  • You’ll produce a minimum of three films and consolidate your skills and knowledge
  • Documentary making Moving image online Industry collaboration project
  • Advertising, marketing and distribution
  • Year Three
  • Your final year is determined by your area of specialism and career aspirations
  • Create an original short film for fiction or documentary
  • Pitch final graduate film to an industry panel
  • Pre-production document
  • Written Research Report

Visiting Lecturers

  • Adrian Wootton
    CEO of Film London
  • Eileen Elsey
    Encounters Film Festival
  • Stuart Craig
    Award-winning Production Designer and NUA graduate
  • Johnny Hardstaff
    Filmmaker, Ridley Scott Associates
  • Richard Knights
    Senior Creative, MTV International
  • Graham Creelman
    Documentary Filmmaker and former Managing Director, ITV Anglia
  • Julia Caithness
  • Emma Sullivan
  • Dan Turner
Photo shows exterior of the Curzon theatre, host of the NUA 2017 graduate student showcase

NUA students showcase final work in London

Featured films and animations by BA (Hons) Animation and BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production students hit the screen at the Curzon Cinema in London in July 2017. The exclusive screenings showcased final pieces by 2017 graduating students to industry guests and media. You can see the work of all graduating students at animationdegreeshow.com and filmdegreeshow.com.

NUA hosts British Art Show 8


Launched in 1979, Norwich University of the Arts co-hosted the UK’s biggest touring exhibition, British Art Show 8 as part of the Hayward Touring programme from June – September 2016. Recognised as some of the very best of contemporary art in the UK, the exhibition was held in NUA’s St Georges Building, East GalleryNUA, Norwich Castle and Museum and The Forum presenting work from over forty artists including film, sculpture installation and painting and design. Alongside the exhibition, the BAS8 event programme presented a summer of free talks, workshops, roundtable discussions and performances open to the public. Discover more about British Art Show 8 at NUA.

Learning and teaching

Find out more about learning and teaching on this course and how NUA courses are assessed.

Sightseers movie poster

Producers Panel sessions bring industry to students

Year Three students have begun pitching their final film ideas to the NUA Producers Panel, which this year includes actress and writer Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), producer Jen Handorff (Final Prayer, The Devil’s Business) and director Neil Mcenery-West (Containment). Each student will pitch their film idea and receive feedback to guide their development of initial concepts through to final short films by the end of the academic year.

Web director gives lecture

Acclaimed web series director Chris Stone gave a lecture via Skype to students who are working on a project to develop a web drama series franchise and produce a pilot episode. Stone, who directed the award winning Victorian vampire genre web series ‘Blood and Bone China‘ spoke about the development of the project and his social media marketing campaign.