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Film and Television Production

Nottingham College

UCAS Code: P456 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A Pass grade with a minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 tariff points. Applicants will need the number of UCAS points specified in the details of each course - from: at least two A Levels at A2; BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; International Baccalaureate; Access to HE Diploma. Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. For creative courses applicants would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area. We would expect applicants to be working at Level 2 or above in English and Mathematics.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Film production

**This course is designed to produce creative visual thinkers who are able to apply knowledge of audio-visual principles, methodologies and visual culture to the development of commercial digital products. With a strong industry focus, it develops the up-to-the-minute skillsets demanded by current media employers. Students use our specialist equipment and on-campus TV production studio, working on live events throughout the year at a number of key venues.**

**About the course**

Students will be encouraged to gain confidence as an industry professional, to work with increasing autonomy and independence and gain a valuable insight into diverse media cultures.

Projects allow students to develop conceptual ideas whilst maintaining a commercial focus with regard to their final outcomes. Projects take into consideration the current industrial climate and include themes such as: sustainable thinking, creativity, ethics, trends and developments in technologies and social media communication.

**Year One modules include:**

- Media, Popular Culture and World Cinema

- Visual effects (VFX) and Sound Design

- Industry Practice

- Digital Shorts

**Year Two modules include:**

- Media Law

- Digital Documentary

- The Evolving World of Film and TV

- Final Major Project

Our students showcase their work to peers, industry professionals and VIPs at an end of the year show. Given the global nature of the industry, they are encouraged to show their work to a wider audience at competitions/film festivals both in the UK and overseas.

**Assessment**

Continuous assessment is through joint projects, industrial work experience and individual assessments. There are no examinations.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

After the course, you can expect to pursue a career in specialist areas within film or TV production including: camera operator, sound or lighting technician, editor, producer, or director of photography.

Our Film Academy has strong industrial links with local, national and international companies such as: British Film Institute (BFI), ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Team GB Speed Skating, Wig Wag, Wellington Films, Silver Reel Productions, Hold-That-Shot Productions, Champions UK plc, Fat Free Media, Coalescent Films, Ideal World and Warlord Games.

The course provides an excellent opportunity to continue study at a higher level. Most students progress to our Level 6 BA (Hons) Digital Media Design top-up degree, validated by Nottingham Trent University; which allows students to specialize further and develop their enterprise and entrepreneurial skills. Similar top-up courses are available at other UK higher education providers (subject to entry requirements).

Modules

Year One modules include: Media, Popular Culture and World Cinema, Visual effects (VFX) and Sound Design, Industry Practice, Digital Shorts. Year Two modules include: Media Law, Digital Documentary, The Evolving World of Film and TV, Final Major Project.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is through joint projects, industry work experience and individual assessments. There are no examinations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,250
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England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City (Adams)

Department:

Fashion and Media

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