Film and Television
Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Equivalent to three A-Levels).
Length: Full-time, two year.
For people who wish to embark upon a career in the Film or Television industries as a director, cinematographer, scriptwriter or editor for example, then the Film and Television course is perfect for you!
The UK Film industry is currently the 2nd largest in the world and employs around 40,000 people, it has grown over 50% in the last 5 years and is growing quicker than any other part of the UK economy. Our course, which closely linked with industry and taught in a brand new state of the art facility, is designed to equip you with the skills, experience and contacts you will need to succeed in this sector.
The first year of the Film and Television course will be centered around a detailed specialist production. In this year you will develop the fundamental production skills that underpin your chosen area. Working together as a group, you will experience every major production role in developing your practical skills while using industry standard software such as Premier Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. This will be backed up with screenings linked to theory, essential for encouraging you to develop critical thinking skills as well as inspiring and influencing your own film-making.
On the first year of this course you will produce a short film, following the production from conception to realisation, developing and researching an idea, writing scripts, drawing storyboards, sourcing a budget, location scouting, casting, directing, filming, editing and ultimately screening your film at a film festival.
Throughout the second year you will take those skills and develop them over a range of different specific unitised productions designed to prepare you for industry employment and higher education while consolidating written written skills with a range of exciting and thought-provoking theory units.
Each year ends with a festival created, organised and promoted by the trainees where they show off their products to your peers, potential investors, employers, press and industry contacts as well as higher education establishments. The festival will culminate with a red carpet awards evening celebrating achievement across the year.
For the Film and Television course it will be anticipated that students will progress onto university to study a film/media production or theory degree, or to move straight into the industry using the practical skills they have developed over the duration of the course with a view of becoming an editor, camera operator, scriptwriter, director of photography, lighting technician, location scout, floor manager or many other opportunities.