Key course information
Film and Media Production
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If you are interested in becoming a filmmaker, learning how to create special effects, developing documentaries, working on TV shows or how to run and promote your own YouTube channel this is the ideal course for you! It explores the creative and technical aspects of video production, giving you the skills to understand, develop, produce and publish video products. Our facilities boast a high range of specialist single camera equipment and accessories alongside bespoke TV and greenscreen studios and high specification PCs and iMacs dedicated to editing and special effects production. Alongside this, we work with the wider creative arts and media department allowing us to build sets, record and stream live music and work with performers. We provide a range of exciting enrichment opportunities including trips to the Harry Potter Studio Tour, film festivals, the BBC and a biennial international trip. We work with clients to provide meaningful work experience projects, allowing you to produce work that enhances your portfolio and gain experience working with clients. You’ll develop your camera skills by using DSLRs and Canon XA35s as well as a range of equipment such as gimbles, tracks and drones. We utilise the Adobe Creative Cloud for post-production. Using professional techniques acquired through lectures and tutorials, you will develop a portfolio reflecting your personal strengths, in preparation for progression to some of the most highly regarded universities in the country.
What will I learn?
You’ll learn about the video production industry and the processes video producers undertake to create a wide variety of products. You’ll cover cinematography, camera techniques, advanced editing sessions and special effects development. 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 specialist route into university or the industry. 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.
You will beed four GCSE passes at grade 4 (grade C) or above. These should include Maths and English, a good reference ad satisfactory interview.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Following tutor lead sessions, much of the practical work will be carried out during the college day. 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. In both years you will study 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.
An Industry Placement is a fundamental part of this course. An Industry Placement gives you the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience for your future. You will be supported throughout your placement by our dedicated Work Placement Team.
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 £100 a year for these extras.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Upon completion, you could progress onto further study such as BA/BSc Degrees in subjects relating to film production, animation, post-production, audio design, multimedia, advertising or journalism. You can also progress to our fantastic HND qualification in Broadcasting and Visual Effects at Chippenham or our Bournemouth University affiliated BA (Hons) in Film Production at Salisbury.