Why should I study this course?
If you would like to work within the television or film industry, then this very practical course is ideally suited to students who want hands-on experience of production work in the media rather than consistently writing analyses or essays. You will gain an understanding of media and research techniques. You will find out about production management, pre-production techniques and video technology. You will also take specialist units looking at shooting a single camera drama, video editing, animation production and more.
This course is in partnership with Screen Yorkshire's Connected Campus initiative, helping students to break into the competitive Film and TV industry. Students at Wilberforce College will be able to access a variety of boot camps, masterclasses and special events. They will also be able to visit current sets and studios, take part in industry workshops and listen to visiting speakers.
By fostering and building relationships between educators and employers, Wilberforce and Screen Yorkshire are then able to ensure that their students are fully equipped for the demands of a contemporary, rapidly-changing industry, creating a talented, versatile and fully-informed workforce.
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What will I study?
Year One Units
- Media Representations
- Responding to a Commission
- Media Campaigns
- Factual Production
- Film Production - Fiction
Year Two Units
- Working in the Creative Media Industry
- Digital Media Skills
- Single Camera Techniques
- Sound Editing
- Interviewing Techniques for Documentary Film-making
How is the course assessed?
This course has no exams and your work will be assessed throughout the course. You will be given a grade for each unit – Pass, Merit and Distinction and these will be used to calculate your final grade.
What will the course prepare me for?
This is an ideal course to lead onto a degree course in Media Technology/Production, along with other Media-based courses. It will prepare you to work independently, using a range of techniques and approaches to gathering information and presenting it.
We have seen a number of students gain employment within the film and television industry.
We except you to be doing about 3-4 hrs of independent study each week. You will also spend time away from college filming your projects.
What materials will I need to provide?
Technical Media Equipment will be provided for you. All you will need is a pad of paper, a pen and plenty of ideas.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by highly qualified media professionals, some of whom have worked within the television and film industry themselves. The assessment will take the form of project based learning where you will research a genre (Zombie horror) or format (music video), produce it and evaluate your own production. As this course is very practical you will develop and learn many new media technology skills such as film editing and camerawork.
This course is for you if...
You enjoy being creative, you enjoy working as part of a team, you are motivated to research and produce products yourself and especially if you would like to work within the television or film industry.
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What are the course requirements?
Four 9 – 4 (A*-C) grades in GCSEs or equivalent in at least three subjects including a minimum of grade 3 (D) in GCSE English Language.
If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.
All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication; however, the College may need to make some changes 2020 light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.
What skills do I need?
- Enthusiasm for film and television production
- A good understanding of computer technology
- A creative way of thinking