BA (Hons) Film and Video Production

The art and craft of Cinematography.

The BA (Hons) in Film and Video Production was designed to allow students to explore digital cinema’s full potential and provide professional practice to prepare learners for a film industry career. The programme was mounted in 2017 in collaboration with the Board of Investment Mauritius, Mauritius Film Development Corporation and the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.
This three-year programme of study covers the different aspects of film production, from the pre-production phase to post-production. During the first stages of the course, students learn the essential video production skills from scriptwriting to filming and editing. Students refine and improve their film-making skills through film theory and the production process in upcoming stages. By the end of the course, students should be able to easily direct and produce short films and videos with added special effects.

Career Prospects

  • The increasing need for video content in the web & film industry provides new opportunities for the sector of video and film production, including Post-Production Editors, Technical Coordinators, Lighting Designers, Colour Graders, Digital Imaging Technicians, Producers and Directors, amongst others.


Understand the whole workflow of digital film production from pre to post production.
Understand and apply the principles for creative scriptwriting and storytelling.
Operate at post-production level for video editing, colour grading, application of Special Effects (sfx) and sound design.
Produce films, short videos and documentaries.
Handle and operate the camera properly.
Understand and work with different lighting conditions.
Understand and work with compositing and keying techniques for film production.
Understand, design and plan the integration of 3D Animation and Special Effects (sfx) in the digital video workflow.


  • As per UTM’S Admissions Regulations, and ‘Admission to Programmes of Study at Degree Level’ or APL / APEL requirements.
  • Note: To enroll in the programme, students should be equipped with their own Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera having a minimum video recording capability of Full HD 1080p at 24 fps or more


29 Lessons3 years (FT) / 4 years (PT)

Level 1

Full Time
Introduction to film studies & Digital filmmaking
Creative writing & Storytelling
Video Editing Essentials
Production Management
Cinematography I
Camera & Lighting
Communication skills & Public performance
Production Management
Script Development

Level 2

Full Time

Level 3

Full Time