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
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.
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.
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 a specific subject investigation designed by you.
How will the course be taught?
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.
How will I know how well I am doing?
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 client or live competition briefs.
Are there any additional costs?
There are several trips throughout the academic year will undertake several trips that will benefit your learning experience. These include guest speakers, industry days, trade fairs, screenings and an overseas residential trip.
What course can I do next?
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?
Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website: www.centralbeds.ac.uk
How do I join the course?
UCAS Code: P310
£4000 per year