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Moving Image Level 3 Diploma/Extended at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

Moving Image is an area of study that crosses over boundaries in art and commercial worlds. Using a variety of technologies and approaches to film and video, students will experience the variety of approaches to this vast sector.

Course content

  • Narrative and storytelling in Moving Image
  • Post-production editing techniques
  • Digital image editing packages
  • Camera techniques
  • Lighting and visual effects
  • Sound recording and editing techniques and theory
  • The application of moving Image and interactivity
  • Time based approach to Fine art
  • Time-based approach to documentary
  • Time-based approach to photojournalism
  • 3D Animation
  • Stop frame animation
  • Short films
  • Storyboarding
  • Research and problem solving
  • Genres of the Moving Image: Horror, Film Noir
  • Music Videos, Video Art
  • Commercial applications
  • Fashion and the Moving Image
  • Presentation and exhibition
  • Using VR to display moving image of sketchbooks to explore and record
  • Ideas and processes
  • Ideas generation and creativity skills

Entry requirements

You will need to show a portfolio of artwork/ moving images at interview. You will need to be motivated and have a passion for the moving image. Ideally you need to have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, or a Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design with merit or distinction grades, and a proven record of attendance. If you do not have Maths and/or English at grade 4 (grade C), you can take Functional Skills classes in these subjects at college or can study GCSEs if you have gained grade 3 (grade D) previously.


Through completion of a wide range of practical assignments, complemented by relevant theoretical research. A series of projects will guide you through the process of originating ideas, exploring techniques and realising your final pieces. You will be given technical instruction and guidance to help build your portfolio of skills. In addition to camera work, you will use a sketchbook to record all your ideas and processes. Being willing to experiment, and risk making mistakes is a crucial element of creativity and we encourage an open-minded approach to practical learning.

Future opportunities

Most of our students go on to Higher Education, Apprenticeships or employment. Our students can progress to the best degree courses in the country in every subject.


  • Animator
  • VFX Editor
  • Camera person
  • Technical assistant
  • Software production roles
  • Producer
  • Coordinator/Supervisor
  • Audio editor
  • Branding and advertising roles

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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