Typically 64 UCAS Points or equivalent and Level 2 qualifications in English and Mathematics.
You should have an appropriate and relevant Level 3 qualification and 4 A*-C grades at GCSE level or equivalent, this should include English and maths.
Applications can be made directly to the College or via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting:
Institution Code: C27 Course Code: P310
This is a wide scope media course that allows you to develop the creative, professional and analytical skills needed for creative media production. At both levels, you will be exposed to real clients and live competition briefs.
At level 4 you will be introduced to the practical skills needed for moving image production as well as developing editing techniques in response to creative problems and situations. Specific units studied include Promotional Video Production, Advertising for Television, Music Video Production and Fiction Film Production. All of the units are underpinned by continual professional, contextual and analytical development.
At level 5 you will improve on the skills learnt in the previous year and undertake specific units in producing, directing, screenwriting, photojournalism and documentary film-making. These will be supported by a dedicated work experience unit as well as a specific subject investigation designed by you.
Who is the course suitable for?
If you seek a career in creative media then this course will offer you the widest options of skill development for a successful foundation for your future.
Practical workshops, lectures and seminars will be supported by ongoing tutorials with specialist technicians and tutors. However, the course is very focused on individual need and direction and you will have a great deal of input into the method of learning you prefer with a tutorial-based approach to the subject matter in most cases.
Development of Maths and English
You will build on a range of study and vocational skills including English and Mathematics and ICT during the course.
Employability Skills Development
The purpose of the course is to ensure the development of skills and knowledge to ensure employability in a wide range of business environments.
How will the course be taught?
The course is 100% coursework assessed through a series of assignments with ongoing assessments throughout the year. The assessments have a professional and realistic context with a focus on a client or live competition briefs.
How will I know how well I am doing?
A wide variety of assessment methods are used on the course including assignments, group work, presentations, projects and examinations.
Are there any additional costs?
There are very few additional course costs for learners beyond the fee. You will need basic stationery, and a good USB stick and a scientific calculator are useful. We have an excellent library and good IT facilities at college, so if you don't have access to the internet at home, you can complete your work in college or at the University.
What course can I do next?
Leads to year 2: 1350216-F1MA Level 5 HND in Creative Media Production and Technology The majority of students move on to universities to complete their top-up year. The course can lead to successful careers in a wide variety of media jobs from advertising to film production.
Where can I get further support/advice?
Apply online at www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
Apply online at www.centralbeds.ac.uk All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.
The course is eligible for Student Finance loans to cover fees and maintenance.