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Level 3 Extended Diploma in TV and Film Production at Leeds City College

Course description

Throughout your course you will work with tutors and technical support staff with a wide range of practical industry experience. Your project work will have a professional context which keeps pace with developing technologies and includes work for both internal and external clients as well as college based scenarios.

As part of your course you will develop a professional approach to media production and be both encouraged and supported to create work over and above the qualification requirements thus preparing you more for work in the media industry. Work experience and enterprise opportunities regularly present themselves for those students looking to go that extra mile.

Course themes:

  • Developing technologies within TV and Film
  • Short film production
  • Promotional video production
  • Film & contextual studies

Course content

This two year course will introduce you to to the fundamentals of film and television production. You will experience the entire production process from concept to final edit across a variety of products including short film, documentary, promo and live TV studio production. Your coursework is supported by up to date resources and technologies including specific software training using the Adobe Creative Suite and a wide range cameras and film production equipment. This practical training is underpinned and contextualised through a series of lecture sessions in research, analysis and media theory.

Entry requirements

The course requires that potential students have 5 A* - C grades at GCSE level, or equivalent BTEC qualification, in any subject but to include English Language.

If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.


This Level 3 qualification is assessed via a combination of internal assessment, where tasks are set and marked by your tutors, and external assessment where tasks are set by BTEC and your response to them is marked by BTEC examiners. There is one online timed assessment for the unit Media Representations.

Future opportunities

Students invariably move on to Higher Education with most securing their first choice University places. There are also opportunities for media related apprenticeships at Level 3 and above and some students find employment through contacts and opportunities developed within the course. Students are supported throughout any application procedure and are provided with references and bespoke study plans to facilitate any external work experience opportunities. There is also a direct progression route within the college onto the department's own Foundation Degree in Film & Screen Media which is currently in development and will launch September 2018.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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