You will study over two years in a number of practical and theoretical areas that will prepare you for various roles in the media and communications industries.
The course provides a studio equipped with green screen technology and vision mixing capabilities. Alongside this, post-production facilities are available in the form of Adobe Creative Suite. Production facilities include BBC-approved HD cameras and professional sound recording equipment.
To further develop production skills and to give a taster of the Higher Education experience in conjunction with the University of Chichester you will attend a week-long residency at the Chichester Technical Park. Throughout the residency, you will be introduced to state-of-the-art Motion Capture Technology, Industry Level Sound Design Equipment and work on the biggest Sound Stage outside of London.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, or successful completion of a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Distinction grade. At interview, you should bring with you a portfolio of creative work in evidence of your desire to complete a media-based course. This portfolio could include, but is not limited to: any scripts or storyboards written by yourself either for pleasure or previous academic/vocational use, a show reel in the form of a DVD or blog address showing any short films or other moving image work you have completed, any photographic work that may be relevant to the BTEC Film and TV course.
You will study various units over two years in a number of practical and theoretical areas that will prepare you for various roles in the media and communications industries. The structure of the course and the method of delivery is devised as a result of consultation between College staff and media professionals. It is delivered through constantly updated and industry-related assignments. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.
Factual Programme Techniques: In which you will be required to research and create a news report of local and national interest, a corporate video promoting a local company and a documentary incorporating members of the public.
Single Camera Production Techniques: In which you will devise, plan, prepare, produce and present a short fictional video using actors and broadcast-quality equipment including lighting and Dolly and Tracks.
The course provides a studio equipped with green screen technology and vision mixing capabilities. Alongside this, post-production facilities are available in the form of Adobe Creative Suite. Production facilities include BBC approved HD cameras and professional sound recording equipment.
Assessment is largely project-based, leading to a collaborative project at the end of each year which is graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction.
Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a Level 4 or 5 programme. UAL Extended Diplomas in Creative Media Production will provide access to a greater range of specialist units and therefore broaden and extend your experience.
The course works in partnership with The University of Chichester, providing ‘live briefs’ offering the student the opportunity to work with local/national businesses. Furthermore, the college hosts an annual film festival, incorporating student productions as a showcase to the industry.
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student
The teaching has been really good, I’ve loved all of my teachers, they’ve all been really nice and supportive.Jodie Hook
My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.Edward Smith, BTEC student