What do I learn?
You will gain knowledge of and skills in screenwriting, pre-production, pitching and presenting, directing, interviewing, camerawork, lighting, sound recording and audio and visual editing. Each of your specialist media production projects will also develop your abilities to research, budget, communicate, work in teams, project manage and think as an entrepreneur.
These transferable skills are relevant to all areas of creative arts and will prepare you for both higher education and the world of work.
The course is taught through a range of approaches designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop technical skills for practical applications and provide vocational real world experience.
Delivery methods will include practical workshop sessions in our TV studio, media editing suites and on location in the Reading area, classroom-based theory sessions supported by IT and computer-based research, real-world media industry situations (live broadcasts, video editing sessions, production company meetings etc.) and educational visits to industry trade fairs and other media industry-related events
What do I gain?
Successful students will work towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology.
Throughout the duration of the programme students will develop a portfolio of work, media industry knowledge and skills to help them to publish their work independently and find employment, or support an application for a higher education course.
Additional learning and pastoral support is offered through the tutorial support framework.
What do I need?
A minimum of five GCSEs grade A*- C including English language and preferably maths, or a BTEC/UAL Level 2 Diploma in media or creative media with a Merit profile with Level 2 functional skills.
All applicants will be interviewed and should bring along a portfolio of media-related work.
A satisfactory reference or school report is required.
What can I do next?
You could progress to a degree foundation degree or higher national diploma in a media-related subject or gain entry into the industry at junior level.
At the end of the course you will have knowledge and skills to enable you to build a career in hundreds of different jobs in the film, television and media industries: producer, screenwriter, director, cinematographer, camera operator, sound mixer, editor - to name only a few of the better known roles.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.