Creative Media Production and Technology (TV and Film)
Faculty of Media and Performing Arts
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Media and Performing Arts Level 3 - Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma (UAL) Centre for Creative Industries 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is designed for people who want to work in the film and TV industry. It provides a range of experiences, allowing individuals to progress straight into the workplace or onto higher education. In your first year you will study the 90-credit Diploma progressing to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

This course is ideal if you enjoy exploring moving image work in all its forms, taking ownership of your own creative ideas and working in a dynamic team environment.

The course has no exam and you are assessed continuously over the two years of the course. Each project will test your ability to work in teams, communicate effectively and prepare for productions. You are assessed through your finished video work and your production folder which should contain all your research, planning and production evidence. Observations from your lecturers will also form a part of your assessment.

There is no formal work experience offered but we strongly encourage students to find work experience opportunities themselves.

What topics will I study?

You will have the opportunity to develop practical and creative skills through a variety of production assignments such as TV drama, documentary, TV studio multi camera production, music video and animation.

What experiences will I get?

Often students get involved with national media producers while studying this course gaining valuable experience.The skills gained in the qualification enables students to approach potential employers with the confidence of a budding media producer.

What are the entry requirements?

English and maths entry requirements: Grade 4 in English language.
Plus standard entry requirements: Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.
Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: A keen interest in the media.

What can I study alongside this course?

This course is studied on its own and cannot be combined with other courses.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre with a full range of new media equipment purchased specifically for practical media production. You will also have access to a state of the art HD live TV studio.

What can the course lead on to?

You could go on to higher education - previous students have studied Film and Television Production at Buckinghamshire New University, Media Studies at the University of Brighton, and the Foundation Degree in Film and Television Production at Exeter College. You could also get a job in the media industry.

Are there any additional costs?

We do advise that you purchase a portable computer hard drive of at least 500Mbs that is compatible with Apple Mac computers to store your work on and collate projects to show prospective employers and universities.

What do our students think?

The course allows you to be creative and express your ideas on film and make it a reality. I chose Exeter College because it’s the best college and always came highly recommended from friends and teachers who studied here previously. I hope to either go on to further media studies or actually get a job! My tip for future students would be to keep an open mind and be prepared to take a few extra shots as you never know what might happen."



Please click here to see a video about what students say about this course.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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