Interested in filmmaking and storytelling on screen?
This course has been created for people who’ve already started to experiment in these areas. Delivered in association with Pulse College and Windmill Lane Recording Studios, the course will help you turn your passion into a fulfilling career.
You’ll already have a fascination for film and television, and how it’s produced. This course aims to develop the essential practical skills and knowledge required to work in the dynamic area of film and television production. Students will use TV studio, film and television production equipment and computer technologies as a central part of the course curriculum - this course gives you the chance to build strong practical skills.
The first year helps you establish introductory level practical skills and insights to the field of film production, with a focus on developing your creative and technical skills.
After year one, you will have a working knowledge of a digital camera, lighting, sound, and editing, and the associated software, hardware and equipment, screenwriting, and online screen media. Modules are taught assuming no prior knowledge and skills acquired in individual modules are interconnected, reinforcing one another. This course reflects established industry practice, and you’ll be getting ready to produce short documentary and drama projects at this stage.
The second stage of the programme is designed to deepen your understanding of a range of production based activities. You’ll get to complete a significant amount of individual and group work - continuously building your experience and adding to your portfolio.
Working in groups, you’ll be allocated different roles within film and TV projects and gain first-hand experience of leading, supporting and subordinate roles. During the year, you will complete a 7 minute documentary as the director. In three other documentaries, you’ll have different key crew member roles. You’ll also be a crew member in three webisodes and write a webisode screenplay. Finally, each student will be a key crew member in an ‘as-live’ broadcast.
In your final year, your understanding of film and television production is advanced significantly. You’ll also pursue and develop your areas for specialist production activity.
Students choose three out of five electives in stage 3. Elective choices include Advanced Digital Editing and Screenwriting for Features and Television, Advanced Postproduction Sound, Image Mastering and Grading, and Advanced Cinematography.
You’ll also complete a major project allowing you scope to integrate your skills and personal perspectives to a professional standard.