Key course information
Film and Media Production
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If you are interested in the media, whether that’s developing video games, making films, producing animations or graphic design, this is the course for you! This course explores the creative media sector, providing you with a wide array of tools to create your own products. Our facilities boast a high range of specialist single camera equipment and accessories alongside bespoke TV and green screen studios and high specification PCs and iMacs dedicated to editing and special effects production. Alongside this, we use industry-standard software, specialist Games Labs, high specification PCs and game development possibilities with, Wacom, Oculus and more. We provide a range of exciting enrichment opportunity including trips to games conventions and film festivals. Using professional techniques acquired through lectures and tutorials, you will develop a portfolio reflecting your personal strengths, in preparation for progression onto a specialist pathway on one of our Level 3 provisions.
What will I learn?
You’ll learn about the creative process that informs the creation of all media products, discovering how to turn an idea into an exciting game, video, animation or graphic. Through bespoke units with specialist teachers, you’ll learn a wide range of specialist skills using advanced software and hardware. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to develop a number of other pre-production, production and theoretical skills. The skills you acquire in visual, audio and interactive production will build a foundation for you to choose a pathway after Level 2. Practical sessions will be complemented by supporting theory to further extend your knowledge of the industry and technology. All of our University of Arts London qualifications encourage you to explore a variety of methods and techniques, reflecting on them as you learn; this will be a fundamental part of your work.
Four GCSE passes at grade 3 (grade D) or above. These should include maths and English.
A good reference
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Following tutor lead sessions, much of the practical work will be carried out during the college day and this may include non-timetabled sessions when you are working unsupervised to further your skills. We encourage students to make content in their free time too. Finally, you will need to supplement the practical with private study to develop the planning and theory elements. You will study a number of core units developing your skills. You will then be asked to undertake a major production of your own devising. This final project is significant because it will be used to award the overall grade for the year. There are no external exams on this course.
Additional Costs and Information
At the start of the year you will be shown how to use the online college shop. Here you can choose from a package of items which will enhance your studies. You will also be able to pay for external trips and visits as they are made available. We recommend you budget up to £75 a year for these extras.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Film and Media Production
- Storyboard Artist
- Camera Technician
- Sound Engineer
- FX Technical Director
- Set Decorator
- Set Lighting Technician