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.
What will you learn?
• The interview – practice unit enabling you to get to know the camera and facilities
• Zombie movie – the creation of a sequence from your own zombie apocalypse
• Music video – choose shoot and edit your own music video
• Audio foley – adding sound to a silent piece of film
• The vault – the script writing project
• Government adverts – creation of a public information film of your choice (e.g. smoking)
• Corporate videos – this brief is open to businesses to give you professional experience
In your second year you will cover:
• Film trailer – here we study the art of film editing to generate interest
• Animation – using stop motion techniques to create your own Lego movie
• Kids TV show – team up with a puppet to become a presenter in this unit
• Points of view – develop Photoshop skills as you design posters for a new film
• Documentary – explore a key area of interest and present it in documentary form
• Film studies – written analysis of key documentaries you have studied
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is for you if you enjoy being creative, you enjoy working as part of a team, and you are motivated to research and produce products yourself. It is ideal if you would like to work within the television or film industry.
You must have four or more GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent in three or more subjects. You will also need a grade 3 or higher in GCSE English Language.
This course is in partnership with Screen Yorkshire and will provide you with the opportunity to explore Media from many different angles. You will get the opportunity to take part in many different talks and workshops from leading companies in the area, including Nova and Hull City Council. Within college, you will be able to use your newly-developed skills to create branding and imagery for College events, as well as showcase your work in our Creative Arts Festival.
Students who complete a qualification in Creative Digital Media Production can go on to complete a degree in an area like Media, Digital Creative Media or Digital Marketing. You may also want to undertake a higher level apprenticeship, which could be in TV, Marketing or Social Media – this course provides you with hands-on experience of television sets and production, so you’ll already have some industry work experience under your belt!
Students who complete a qualification in Creative Digital Media Production go on to a wide variety of jobs. These can include: Producer, Runner, Director, Journalist, PR Manager, Graphic Designer or Teacher.
Check out our Creative Arts website. Here you can explore everything we do within the Creative Arts Faculty...