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Study Programme - Creative Media Film & TV Level 1, 2 & 3

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Study Programme - Creative Media Film & TV Level 1, 2 & 3Available for applications
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 1 year (Level 1 & 2) 2 years (Level 3)
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Level 1 Pearson BTEC/ Level 2 & 3 UAL
Offering Code DPL1CMP1F000 DPL2MED1F000 DEL3CMP1F000
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement Yes
Programme Design and Overview

The creative industries are the fastest growing part of the UK economy. They are defined by the UK government as “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property”. The Film and TV Industry is booming, it has grown more than 72% in value since 2014!

Throughout this study programme you will gain an insight into how the media operates and how it influences our lives. You will develop practical skills across a wide range of disciplines including camerawork, editing and screenwriting. As well as achieving the equivalent of three A Levels, you will also gain the practical skills and wider knowledge needed to progress towards a job in the industry.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Video Editor £18K-£45K
Film/TV Production Assistant 15K-£30K
Screenwriter: Variable
(Source: National Careers Service)

In addition to technical and practical skills you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance ICT skills via project management and the use of software such as Microsoft Office 365. This will also help build confidence and networking skills vital for industry and the world of work.

What you will Study

Examples of some of the topics you may study are:

Level 1
• Film and Television
• Animation
• Photography
• Audio Production
• Games Design
• Graphic Design

Level 2
• Film/TV Production Skills
• Photography Skills
• Audio Production and Sound Design
• Post-Production techniques using industry standard software such as the Adobe Creative Cloud
• Design and create Interactive Media Products
• Develop Reflective and Evaluative Practice

Level 3
• Introduction to media processes and technical skills
• Design and research skills
• Scriptwriting, storyboarding and pre-production planning
• Audio-visual skills (camerawork, editing, sound design)
• Professional development                          
• Film theory and wider media analysis

How you will Learn

The study programme will be delivered through a series of taught sessions and workshops, covering both theoretical and practical elements.

You will learn through completing a series of modules designed to develop a broad range of technical skills along with the ability to devise, research and produce a portfolio of audio-visual productions. The College also works in partnership with businesses and organisations to plan and provide creative and inventive activities so you can apply your knowledge and skills in a realistic context that cannot be replicated in the classroom. As part of the course you will have the opportunity to produce documentaries for a range of live clients, develop your own ideas for films and music videos, produce special effects and animations for TV and films.

Trips and visits are also an important element of this course. Trips may include the London Film Festival, various television studios, the National Media Museum in Bradford and other relevant film festivals and events. Students will also have the opportunity to attend university visits.

Nature of Assessments on the Programme

Your practical work and written work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course and internally verified.
You will be assessed against examining body specifications which will be given to you within your assignment briefs.

Level 3 students will mainly be assessed through assignments and practical project work that count towards your final grade. For each project leading up to your Final Major Project, you will be marked Pass/Fail, with developmental feedback given. Your Final Major Project will be marked Pass/Merit/Distinction and will be the grade that you take forward.

Entry Requirements

Level 1
3 GCSEs 9-1 

Level 2
3 GCSEs 9-3 including English or maths
Level 1 Creative Media Film & TV

Level 3
4 GCSEs 9-4, including English or maths
4 GCSEs 9-4 and Level 2 in either English or maths
Successful completion of Level 2 or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or maths at grade 4 or Level 2 English or maths

Attendance Expectations As a full-time student you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions.
Attendance - Please note

This is part of a full-time study programme.

It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304
Further Study

On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades you can progress through the levels.

After level 3 those interested in Web Design or Photography could progress to the Foundation Degree in Web Design or HND in Photography courses at Wakefield College.

Students also progress onto Video, Film, Media, Journalism, Animation, Photography, Web Design and Special Effects Production courses at a range of Higher Education Institutions.

Career Opportunities Careers in areas such as television, journalism, film, animation or photography, film, photography.
How to Apply

Please complete a full-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Media Team on 01924 789871.  Alternatively, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Subject Area (W) Art & Design
Client Group (W) 16-18
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Information last amended: 09 May 2022 11:01

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