This course will provide you with a range of practical skills in media production, increasing your understanding of issues concerned with the media industry and encouraging your personal and professional development. You will be able to undertake work placements and use our onsite production and training environment to give you realistic training and experience to help with your studies. During the course you will also have the opportunity to work on live projects with real clients.
You will need:
- 48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
- 48 UCAS points from Media or Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR
- Equivalent Level 3 qualification.
We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if you do not meet the criteria stated.
Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. Practical examples will need to be sent before the interview and this should be arranged with the interviewer. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing practical artefacts, e.g. short films, music videos, adverts.
During the course you will study a range of topics, including:
- Creating a production
- Film studies
- Media employment/industries
- Production design
- Skills development
- Ways of seeing
- Writing to direct.
You will study the following units:
Level 4 (Year 1)
- Create a production (video production and editing)
- Film studies (film theory and practical video production)
- Skills development (academic skills)
- Ways of seeing (visual language deconstruction)
Level 5 (Year 2)
- Media employment (exploring career paths).
- Production design (practical film, prop, costume making)
- TV and film documentary (practical video production)
- Write to direct (scriptwriting).
The part-time version of this course will range over three years – units will be discussed at interview.
You will be assessed through completing project brief-based assignments.
Further study and career options
You can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA Media Production degree. This course will also give you the skills you need to start a career in short film, documentary or television production.
You are advised to buy a hard drive to store your work on (at the cost of approximately £40. There will also be travel costs for client projects.
On this course, you will also be able to establish links with Media Junction which is run by the University of Bedfordshire and aims to enhance the student experience by creating opportunities for students to network with each other, across degree pathways in order to make films and create media content. The initiative is designed to allow students to better understand how freelance work and networking is a staple of the creative industries.
To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code P310. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.