This brand new and exciting Level 4 course is designed by industry pros to introduce you to a career in the Assistant directing, production and editing departments for the Film Industry.
Splitting your time between the Buckinghamshire College Group Amersham Campus TV/Film Studio and Creative Media Skills state of the art studio base in the heart of British Film, Pinewood Studios, you will meet and learn from some of the most recognised and actively working professionals across many areas, including: assistant directors, producers, production managers and coordinators, crowd supervisors, location managers and more!
What will I learn?
You will develop a diverse portfolio of skills in Film Production, Assistant Directing and Locations. The course aims to develop whole creatives - those who are able to produce work in a variety of creative mediums: and will be presented with opportunities to develop and utilise broad, transferable skills through an ethos of personal and professional development. Specifically, the programme allows students to demonstrate: Initiative, Independent inquiry, Team-working, Self-management, Effective participation, Creative thinking, Reflective learning, Problem solving, Communication, Numeracy.
- Theory into Film
- Editing Sound
- Software for Industry eg. Adobe Premiere
- The Film Business and Roles
- Entrepreneurial Skills
- Scripting and breakdown
- Location Scouting
How will I be assessed?
Across the programme you will have continuous assessment with particular focus on practical work required for the projects. In the UAL grading structure your final grade, Pass. Merit or Distinction is based on the final major project.
Applicants need to 18 and over. It is desirable for students to have attained GCSE English and maths but applications from candidates with good levels of literacy and numeracy will be considered for mature candidates.
A professional interview will be required
Progression & Career Opportunities
Students who complete the course may wish to continue their progression journey onto the BA qualification or enter the world of work.
Career Opportunities: There are many different options available to you within this group of departments and this industry led Diploma will open you up to further study or to begin a career as a trainee or apprentice for the following roles: Location Manager, Assistant Location Manager, Location Coordinator, Location Assistant, Location Storage Manager, Unit Manager, Unit Assistant, Director, Executive Assistant to Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Executive Assistant to Producer, Co-Producer, Associate Producer, Line Producer, 1st Assistant Director, Co-1st Assistant Director, Key 2nd Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director, Base 2nd Assistant Director, Floor 2nd Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director , 3rd Assistant Director, Base 3rd Assistant Director, Key Set Production Assistant, Set Production Assistant, Unit Production Manager, Assistant Unit Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Assistant Production Coordinator,Travel Coordinator, Accommodation Coordinator,Office Manager, Assistant Office Manager, Production Secretary, Cast Assistant, Cast PA, Receptionist, Production Assistant, Runner
This course is run in conjunction with our partners CMS at Pinewood, the course will be split between Pinewood in a professional environment and our Amersham TV/film studio and green screen room using the expertise of our experienced teaching team.
If you are under 19 on the date of enrolment this course is funded. However, if you are over 19 on the date of enrolment the course Fee is £5420 and you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan through the government's Student Finance website.
There is also a Studio Fee of £580 which can be paid in four instalments through the Online Store.