What will I learn?
In year 1 you will achieve a Level 3 certificate and in year 2 the subsidiary diploma which is equivalent to an A Level. You will learn a balance of IT and business skills which build your practical understanding of how the industry works. Using the latest software you will develop technical skills, such as web and multi-media development as well as communications skills.
- Pre-production techniques: this unit takes you from a blank page to production, through looking at storyboarding, scripting, casting, location scouting, funding and health and safety management
- Communication skills: unlock your potential to pitch your ideas and help to realise them
- Research techniques for the creative media industries: understand and begin to explore how the media industry works and how to use research tools to expand knowledge
Specialist units include:
- Factual programme production techniques for television: understand how factual programming works and undertake your own documentary project, or be involved in a larger scale documentary
- Film Studies: understand how films ‘work’ and what producers, directors and other creatives are trying to say through the medium of film
• A 40 seat cinema with surround sound capability
• Multimedia suite
• Macs running Final Cut Pro
• PCs running Adobe Creative Suite
• DSLRs and HD cameras
• HD camcorders
• Industry spec sound equipment
• Use of photographic studio space
Our lecturers are experts in their own subjects and are experienced in helping you achieve your potential.
You will have the opportunity to go on a number of field trips and excursions. Past trips have included Berlin, Prague, Paris and New York and day trips such as the Harry Potter Studio Tour and Film Festival excursions.
Particular benefits of this course are that staff are dedicated to giving you ‘real world’ opportunities. You could be working with professional actors and crew on feature film projects, short films or web content, working with industry standard post production tools, for film festival exposure, working with staff with 15+ years’ experience in the film industry.
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
What grades will I need?
Five GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 (including English)
Where will it lead me?
• Public Relations
• Television and film
• Production companies
• Post production houses