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About the course

Are you ready to take the next step? This course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through the collaborative process that is film making.
 
This one-year course shall guide you through the entire process of producing a short film from concept to delivery and everything in-between. This course will give you first hand, practical real-world experience of the film industry and film making by working alongside industry professionals to reach your career aims and objective.

Operating as a production team you will develop wider skills and understanding of the film making process whilst working towards your own subject specialisation. You will also develop a range of transferable 'soft' skills to ensure effective team working, independent thinking, organisational skills and problem-solving strategies.

You will be directly working with and supported by external industry specialists in their field. This course teaches you professional practice delivered by professionals all the way through the production pipeline introducing you to important initial contacts within the industry. You will work with screenwriters, directors, producers, cinematographers, VFX artists and performers. Regardless of your preferred area, students will build a foundation in all pathways related to creating visual content.

Entry requirements

Level 3 vocational qualification with a minimum of a Merit grade or 3 A-levels A*-C.

 

A professional showreel demonstrating your specialism.

 

We will review applications from anyone who has prior experience within any area of the Film and TV  industry, but does not have a level 3 qualification.

Qualifications

You will complete the course with a UAL 'Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical & Production Practice for the Creative Industries'  qualification which carries the same weight as the first year of a Honours degree. If you are 18 when the course starts, and you do not have a grade C / 4 in Maths or English prior to the course commencing, you will be required to study these subjects in addition to the main qualification.

What you'll learn (core modules)

The main focus of this course is to develop a short film throughout the duration of a year. You will explore all elements of production, including supportive elements such as legal, licensing, business management and financial considerations. You will be given the opportunity to specialise in to your chosen area of expertise, such as DOP, script writing, producer, Gaffer, VFX and editor (to name but a few) and generate a large portfolio of evidence throughout the year.

 

You will work alongside external industry professionals who will aid in the completion of this film, helping to provide you with first hand experience of the industry.

Where will the course take me?

You have the option to APL onto Year 2 of University Course (Subject to University conditions and/or bridging project) after completion of this qualification.

 

Other students go directly in to freelance work in a range of different roles. 

 

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How much will it cost?

If you are 18 then the course is free.

 

If you are aged 19 or over, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan (£5,421)

Students are also able to apply for a bursary to help with getting to and from college and any other costs related to the course including materials.

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Days & times

Starting September 2021


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