Media Production and Technology - Level 2
Course Code: VM1FE97
In line with Government advice and guidance we plan to have 100% face to face delivery for all Further Education courses for 16 - 18 year olds from September 2021.
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This is a one-year creative and technical course, which is designed to help you gain an understanding of the fundamental elements of media, film and screen production. The course is designed to help you progress onto the level 3 Media Production and Technology program and further your studies at higher levels.
During your time on the course you will receive dedicated support from our experienced tutors who each have experience in the industry and their own specialisms within the subject. During the course you will learn a wide range of media topics such as filming, editing, research, production planning, audio production and online digital practices.
The course offers students freedom to be creative and investigate the practical aspects of film and audio production. The course also has its own film studio which is equipped with industrial- standard film and lighting equipment.
If you have a curiosity about how films, TV and online content is made then this course will set you on your way to understanding how they are made and allow you to produce your own. The programme will help you to develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of Media, Film and Screen Production. (Editing, Lighting, Cameras, Audio and Graphics). During the course, you will work in groups and independently to research, develop, communicate, plan, film/produce, edit, publish and evaluate media products for Film, TV and online platforms. Typical projects include Short Films, Documentaries, Podcasts, Music video and Advertising. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the Level 3 Media Production and Technology programme.
4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths
- a successful interview with a tutor
- he ability to study independently
- a genuine interest in the subject
- good communication skills
- hardworking approach towards the industry
All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This fulltime course is delivered in workshops that encourage practical application of skills developed. Students will work in group production tasks and also independly.
All the tutors on the course are working or have worked in the industry and can share a wealth of experience. All our tutors have higher levels of education in media specific areas.
While on the course you will be able to work with staff to produce media for external clients during our live briefs thus giving you a greater understanding into the media production industry.
A typical timetable will consist of session and workshops over a 4 day week and the 5th day being used for independent research or practical production days.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.