Overview

This is a practical and industry related course which focuses on issues, technology and skills within the Film and Television industries. The course consists of specialist modules, each designed to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills.

You will study a range of different topics which cover a variety of Film and Television areas:

•  Single Camera Drama
•  Scriptwriting
•  Editing
• TV Production
•  Music Videos
•  Film Production
•  Research Techniques

You must be a motivated and organised student with an ability to meet deadlines, who enjoys working with others in a creative and productive environment.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:
Vocational programmes require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4.

Subject Specific Requirements:
English Language grade 4.

How will I be assessed?

This subject is 100% coursework based, so students will be assessed continually over the two years with a final controlled assessment
production project set by the exam board and marked externally.
After being introduced to a new topic, students will research, plan and produce a professional media product to meet a specific brief.

Students will need to consider target audience, professional media
practice and teamwork when producing each product. Production work involves writing screenplays and film, TV, documentary, music video, advertising and corporate video production.

Where does it lead?

This course is perfect for students looking towards a wide range of creative production based degrees as it offers a powerful combination of qualifications and practical skills. The course is designed to simulate real-life work scenarios to encourage professional practice.

Media Studies is a growth area in most universities. There are a wide variety of practical production degrees and HNDs – Multimedia, Journalism and Film/TV Production, Broadcast Journalism,
Screenwriting, Creative Writing which are a natural extension of the BTEC course.

At the same time, there has been an expansion within the media sector with the creation of extra television channels, growth in the advertising industry, new radio stations and online magazines and newspapers and social media. A significant number of our students go on to media related courses at university.

Many of our ex-students are currently working in television, film and radio. Phil Poole is programme controller for BoxPlus Network in London, running music TV channels such as Kerrang, The Box and Kiss. Joe Huxley works for Endemol who produced Big Brother. Greg Fee runs DropinDigital, a media production company that create music videos and advertising campaigns, including TV adverts for Birds Eye, Visa, Sony and Cadburys.

Edmund Durnan has worked in the Editing Department at the BBC and as a production and editing assistant for Top Gear, Channel 4’s
Dispatches, Made in Chelsea and as a visual effects editor for Marvel’s Avengers films and Antman.

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