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In Short

Application for this course is via UCAS www.UCAS.com. UCAS Institution/Course Codes: Institution Code: W66, Course Code: P310

The Foundation Degree in Creative Media Production at Weymouth College is designed for students wishing to develop a range of creative and technical skills, a greater understanding of visual communication and an informed strategy for entry into the creative media industries. The course provides training in camera, sound, lighting, direction, editing and post production techniques developed through working on a variety of drama, documentary, music and experimental video production. There is a commercial element to the course in which students work to external client briefs to create artefacts with a function and purpose in the world beyond the college. The programme also develops students’ critical and analytical faculties enabling further higher level study.

 

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course with 64 UCAS points achieved. Applications are invited from a wide range of backgrounds including mature students who hold relevant work experience and/or qualifications, and/or learning through experience. International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course. Applicants will normally be invited for interview and should be able to show a recent portfolio of work.

 

Course Content

This is a production-led course which aims to graduate practitioners with a broad cultural frame of reference for their production work. It is designed to nurture students’ creativity in all aspects of video production; to provide opportunities to acquire and develop relevant industry skills and working practices in order to successfully enter the industry. Valuable transferable research skills are taught, along with the ability to reflect on learners’ own practice, to analyse and evaluate their work in search of the desired professional standards. Facilities available to students include a full HD multicam TV studio and digital audio suite; multiple HD location cameras with portable lighting and audio accessories and excellent software packages for editing. Ultimately, professional practice is the key aspect of the course and students will gain an understanding of the contemporary media industries through work experience, lectures, seminars and independent research. A programme of visits to studios and trade shows plus guest lectures from prominent industry practitioners will complement the classroom and studio-based delivery

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this programme will be through a broad range of coursework.

 

Progression

Those who successfully complete the Foundation Degree in Creative Video Production will be invited to attend the University of Plymouth graduation ceremony held in September. Successful students may decide to apply for a top-up further year at the University of Plymouth to study an Honours Degree in TV Arts. Progression onto other top-up courses at a variety of institutions is an option for those who wish to apply to study elsewhere.

 

Fees

The course fees for all students for this course will be £6650 per annum for 2019/20. Details of the student finance available for all higher education students can be found on the student finance website www.gov.uk/student-finance. For information and advice on course fees please contact Roz Osborne at email roz_osborne@weymouth.ac.uk or telephone 01305 764733. Additional Course Costs Additional costs include a £10 College parking permit if applicable and £120 for trips. *Note – All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.

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