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TV and Film (Creative Media) 90 Credits and Extended Diploma Level 3 at Darlington College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge for a range of careers in the film and television industries. You will develop professional production techniques alongside a critical understanding of media theory. Practical projects will be completed using state of the art camera and editing equipment, as well as professional standard post production software such as Final Cut pro, Adobe After Effects and Maya. The extended diploma course is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Course content

You will develop your skills and knowledge through a mixture of practical and theory based sessions. The majority of units are aimed towards practical work and the development of real life skills.

Year 1 - Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV and Film)

  • Short film production
  • Film editing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Advertising

Year 2 - Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV and Film)

After successful completion of year 1 you may progress on to the Extended Diploma and develop an in-depth understanding of media theory and production techniques that will prepare you for university or employment within the media industry.

  • Documentary film making
  • Visual effects
  • Music video production
  • Film studies
  • Soundtrack production

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths, or the Level 2 Certificate in Media at merit or above.

You are required to attend an interview here at the college and we will request a school or college report.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities exist to enter the industry at junior level in many job roles, including:

  • Screenwriter
  • Video editor
  • Cinematographer
  • Researcher

We do recommend further study if you are wishing to progress within these roles.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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