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TV and Film Level 3 at Wiltshire College

Course description

The College has excellent professional TV and video production facilities, including high specification editing suites that you will use throughout this course.

Course content

You will receive instruction and training in the full range of TV, video, motion graphics and interactive technology to give you a sound understanding of the practical application of media skills. You will also learn about the theory behind modern mass media in all its forms.

As a Skillset Academy we work closely with our contacts in the industry to provide vocationally-relevant experiences both in and out of the classroom. You will be encouraged to secure a work experience placement and will be given help to do this.

The course is made up of a number of core units, which will introduce you to key media production theory and give you a general background to the media. We regularly review our range of optional units to reflect student/industry need.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C including English and Maths or equivalent (or Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2)

A good reference 
A satisfactory interview

Assessment

Although much of the practical work will be carried out during the college day, this may include non-timetabled sessions when you are working unsupervised in student production teams. We encourage students to make films in their free time too. Finally, you will need to supplement the practical with private study to supplement the planning and theory elements. You get out what you put in!

The courses are practical and vocational in character with many workshops and production assessments. There is also a requirement to produce researched written work and presentations regularly. Film production work is also assessed against technical units such as editing and motion graphics production.
The Extended Diploma is achieved by working towards a total of nineteen units, some delivered intensively over a single term and others gradually across the two years.

The final qualification will be a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in TV and Film.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could progress onto Degrees or Foundation degrees in:

  • Television, video and film production
  • Marketing, advertising and public relations
  • Multimedia and interactive media
  • Scriptwriting or performance writing
  • Journalism: newspaper, magazine, broadcast or multimedia
  • Animation and visual communication

Employment opportunities could include roles such as:

  • Television, video and film production
  • Multimedia production
  • Media project management
  • Advertising and marketing
  • print, radio and television Journalism
  • Public relations and marketing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wiltshire College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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