Film and TV Production

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Higher Education Centre for Creative Industries, Victoria Yard This is a two year, full time programme or three year, part time programme. P311 FdA/TP Click here for info

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This foundation degree will train you in professional aspects of television and film production. You will work mainly in production teams, making programmes and discussing issues that relate to moving image production. This will mean engagement with live events, reality TV, documentary, drama, news and magazine based programming. An essential aspect of the programme is learning how to manage large projects and work effectively in a team. Assessment in by coursework – there are no exams.

We have strong links with major employers such as the NHS, Flybe and Exeter City Football Club and you may have opportunities to work with them to create training and promotional videos, gaining real experience of working in the TV, film and promotional video industry. Industry practitioners contribute to the programme; for example production companies Two Four Productions and Reflected Eye Media. 

What topics will I study?

Year 1 Modules

  • Magazine and promotional TV
  • Technologies
  • Contextual studies 1
  • Professional practice 1
  • Factual based TV
  • Creative film and TV

Year 2 Modules

  • Factual TV and film production 2
  • Contextual studies 2
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Independent study or elective option
  • Creative Film and TV Production 2

Click here view the Programme Handbook for this course.

What experiences will I get?

Work experience can be arranged through major broadcasters and media production companies in the South West. 

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS, A Level or AVCE programmes, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate - grades MPP/MM, GNVQ Advanced, an appropriate NVQ at Level 3, an Access qualification or other qualifications or experience deemed equivalent to the above. Experience of work may also be considered to gain entry to this programme. GCSE Maths and English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level). 

What facilities are there?

There is a professional TV studio (3 camera) and a range of digital video cameras/edit suites and light/sound equipment for you to use. Links are established with the Phoenix Media centre in Exeter to enable further use of professional resources. You will have access to a learning resource centre and library services at Plymouth University.

What can the course lead on to?

You will have the skills to apply for opportunities in TV and film production, or in a range of other media. Because of the emphasis on team work and producer skills there are opportunities in related careers such as marketing and management. You can also progress to the one year BA (Hons) Television or Media Arts at Plymouth University or other degree programmes in the UK to obtain a full Honours Degree. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. 

Are there any additional costs?

What do our students think?

During the programme I have enjoyed learning the processes that not only train you for work but also enact it; making you perform to industry-standards. We work with good quality equipment and under those with a strong, first-hand knowledge of the industry."

I have enjoyed college mostly due to the great support that is possible though the college and the staff that have, not just classroom experience, but also industry experience…it’s great to know your tutors have been and done what they’re teaching." 

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