This course will take you on a creative journey covering every stage of the production process, from film and television analysis, to creating scripts and storyboards, filming and editing and sharing the final result. You’ll get the chance to produce music videos, documentaries, adverts, animation, short drama films and quiz shows, filming in our dedicated TV studio, and can even get involved in original radio drama. You’ll also examine existing companies within the industry and question how audiences can be affected by their output. You’ll create your own portfolio and work with real clients to produce a promotional video based on a brief.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs, including English, at grade 4 (grade C), or a Merit or Distinction in Media BTEC Level 2. GCSE Media Studies is not essential, but an interest in media and film production is.

What will I learn?

This course will develop up-and-coming filmmakers and students who want to work in the media, television and film industries. You will:

Enhance your understanding of advanced media production and techniques

Develop your skills with specialist software packages for image, film and podcasting

Learn about multi-media production, scriptwriting and pitching based on a client’s brief

Create your own portfolio of media work

Work Experience

Students are required to do 60 hours work experience per year. The college will help you find these hours, which typically come from outside briefs, filming for a variety of clients (currently we work with NHS Southern Health and Brightside Personal Training).

Modules

You’ll study a variety of modules, including:

Pre-production

Working to a brief

Simple camera

Multi camera

Stopmotion animation

TV advertising

Other units will also be available.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of creative assessment methods.

Enrichment Opportunities

These will be offered to learners throughout the time of the course.

Career and Progression

After completion of the Extended Diploma, you can pursue higher levels of study at university. You can also explore a career in TV and film, radio, advertising, animation or marketing through either an entry-level position or apprenticeship.

What our students say

Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.

Tomas Miller

Level 3 Music student at Totton College


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