Vocational Course

Television & Film Creative Media Production Level 3

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About this course

“Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our lifetime, we need to keep them alive.” - Martin Scorsese

This course will inspire you if you are interested in the Television and Film industry.

It will enable you to experience the behind the scenes activities of film and television production teams, investigate the Television and Film industries and learn how to analyse and deconstruct media products.

You will write and produce your own short films, animations and digital video productions, helping you to develop your practical, analytical, research and communication skills.

“My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker.” - Robert Wise.

What will I learn?

Whilst studying on this course you will encounter a variety of different units:

  • Pre-Production Portfolio
  • Media Representation
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Advertising Production
  • Scriptwriting
  • Working in the Creative Media Industry
  • Interview Techniques
  • Film Production - Fiction

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is mainly through coursework, which is ongoing throughout the year of the course and will be through a variety of essays, presentations, group and individual projects.

You will also be assessed through one exam and supervised industry based tasks.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSES at Grade C/4 or above including English.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Creative Media Production HND or choose from a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University - related degree such as Media Production, Film & Media Studies, Advertising, Journalism
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Additional Information

You will need to bring a portfolio of your media/film work to your guidance interview. If your school does not offer Media Studies or Film Studies, it would be helpful to bring with you a piece of written work from another subject.