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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 2 years
Code HO10
Attendance Part-time
Duration 4 years
Code
Awarding Body University of Bolton
Level FdA
Start Date 14/09/2020

Course overview

This is a two year full-time course (or four years part-time) with six 120 credit modules in each academic year.

This programme will provide you with the technical and theoretical foundation to undertake a range of creative careers in the Film and Media production industry. It will challenge you to show innovation and creativity in the creation of media content, whilst developing your practical skills to complete moving image productions to a professional standard. The technical aspects will be underpinned with the theoretical and contextual knowledge required at this level, providing you with the academic skills needed to research and investigate topics relevant to your projects and productions. Finally, the requirement to complete collaborative projects and work-based experience which will provide further vocational focus to your learning, whilst giving you the opportunity to realise your own ideas and work within your own specialism. The programme is delivered by experienced practising media professionals and academics, all of whom have a wide range of skills and relevant industry experience.

The School of Art encourages enrichment in all aspects of its delivery, including guest lectures, live briefs with external companies, trips and a comprehensive induction programme. This will hugely enhance your experience and give further vocational context to the techniques and theories you have learnt.

Bradford was the world first UNESCO city of film, due to its rich film making heritage and inspirational movie making locations. This is a permanent title and gives international recognition to its status within the film making community. Recent productions made in the Bradford district include ‘The Duke’, ‘Gunpowder’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. There are also numerous smaller film production companies that have made Bradford their home, potentially providing graduates with a valuable network to help support their employment prospects once they have completed the programme.

The media production facilities are of a professional standard, giving you access to both industry standard filming and editing equipment. Our fully equipped TV studio provides the opportunity to practice and experiment with the techniques you have been taught. There are four Apple Mac suites all equipped with the full Adobe Creative suite.

What you'll study

Modules taught include Contemporary Video Production, Techniques and Processes in Editing, Sound and Lighting Techniques for Film and TV, Directing and Cinematography, Documentary Production, Work-based experience and Collaborative Project.

This course will embrace collaborative practice and encourage student to work together across different disciplines, enabling students to create content in a number of ways. Examples of this in the past have included film projects made abroad, documentary productions, animated films and music videos. These have been made in conjunction with students from other programmes within the School of Art, including Media Make-Up and Special FX, Performing Arts, Fashion Design, Music and Graphic Design. Students are encouraged to produce work across different modules in order to develop high-quality content that embeds collaboration and creativity throughout the programme.

  • Modules taught include Contemporary Video Production, Techniques and Processes in Editing, Sound and Lighting Techniques for Film and TV, Directing and Cinematography, Documentary Production, Work-based experience and Collaborative Project.

    This course will embrace collaborative practice and encourage student to work together across different disciplines, enabling students to create content in a number of ways. Examples of this in the past have included film projects made abroad, documentary productions, animated films and music videos. These have been made in conjunction with students from other programmes within the School of Art, including Media Make-Up and Special FX, Performing Arts, Fashion Design, Music and Graphic Design. Students are encouraged to produce work across different modules in order to develop high-quality content that embeds collaboration and creativity throughout the programme.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out at key points during teaching. Formative assessment with either verbal and/or written feedback is offered during each module. Written feedback is provided following summative assessment. Assessment tasks are linked to the objectives of each module and are normally completed by the end of each module. Types of assessment evidence can include: assignments, projects, case study, reflective and evaluative journals, blogging, portfolio development, peer to peer crits, viva interviews, artefacts, performance, reports, scale models, and presentations, exhibitions, video, film, photographs.

 

Throughout the delivery of the course regular formative feedback on progress will be provided particularly around the design process and to embed the pedagogy of the social process of design. Staff and (where appropriate and available) industry professionals will provide on-going formative feedback in regular tutorials as well as during the learning process. Group critique and presentation by teams will take place and will form an essential part the creative learning process.

Entry requirements

  • 80 UCAS points
  • A minimum of two GCE A2-level passes (or equivalent), including at least one creative subject which includes Art and Design and five GCSEs at grade C (4) or above (or equivalent), including English.
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved Further Education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above

Work experience

There is a work-based experience module in the second year of the programme, which is a core module for all students enrolled on the programme. This will give you the opportunity to use and develop the skills you have learnt in a professional environment.

Student stories

Bradford College offered me the opportunity to take the skills I had learned into the real world and apply them to several different projects and locations. And by working with teams across different specialisms; I found useful and beneficial working relationships that I still use in professional work today.

 

The project based learning was by far the most enjoyable and productive part of each module of the course. It really helped focus our development in specific directions, often of our own choosing, to make sure we got the most relevant learning for our intended career goals. It also helped to develop our networking skills as the projects often allowed for collaboration between different departments of the college. Great fun!

Next steps

The Creative Industries as a whole are a growing area of the UK economy, and the Film and Media production industry is a key contributor to this, generating billions of pounds of revenue and thousands of jobs. The UK is seen as one of the leading countries in the development of screen-based content, with blockbuster movies and high-end TV productions taking advantage of the availability of unique locations and facilities. The career opportunities this programme would support are wide and far-ranging. These include:

  • Film Director
  • Film Producer
  • Director of Photography
  • Sound Designer
  • Camera Operator
  • Lighting Designer
  • Script Writer
  • Film Editor
  • Location manager
Students that complete this course should be equipped with the skills to go and work in the Film and Media Industry in their specialist area. Further study is also an option, with progression through to a L6 top-up qualification (although this is not currently offered at Bradford College).

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Tuition fees

Please see below a list of additional course costs:

  • Equipment: £100 Maximum (optional cost)
  • Trips/visits to exhibitions etc.: £500 (optional cost)

Total additional costs: £600

Other things you may need:

Headphones, a memory stick/hard drive, stationary. Access to filming equipment and editing software outside the classroom is advisable, but not necessary.

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