This course is designed for people who have a keen interest in the world of television and film. The course will help you decide what area of the industry might be best suited to you as it covers areas from idea generation all the way through through pre-production, filming, editing to final product delivery. Included is study of the industry, its products and its technical developments.
What will I learn?
This course, through undertaking practical projects, will give you the skills to develop ideas with an awareness of cultural and critical conventions. From these ideas you will learn how to research, evaluate and develop information to produce a pre-production plan. In this planning you will learn scriptwriting, production logistics and the consideration of regulatory and ethical issues. You will learn how to use video cameras, audio recording devices and lighting to be able to record video and audio to professional standard. To process the material gathered you will learn how to edit the video and audio to produce an exciting and appealing product.
- Visual Production and Technology
- Audio Production and Technology
- Employment and progression opportunities available within in television and film
- Professional working practices
- An understanding of the skills need for a career in the industry
How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be of your portfolios of work for each project and submissions of written reports. There are no exams.
4 GCSEs in main subjects at a grade 4 (C) or above, one of which must be in either English or Maths OR a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade with either a grade 4 (C) or above in either English or Maths is acceptable.
Progression & Career Opportunities
At the end of the course there are two main avenues of progression; further study in Higher Education be it a degree or HND or employment in the industry. Students can also progress on our range of HNC courses run in partnership with Creative Media Skills at Pinewood Studios. Careers in television and film are many and varied. Any production needs planners, scriptwriters, set designers and builders before all the people on set, camera and audio operators, floor managers, directors, can record. Once the project has been recorded there is a need for vision and audio editors, colour graders and SFX artists to name just a few.
You will need headphones to monitor audio, an SD card for use with the cameras. These items will be discussed in the first weeks of the course.