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In Short

Application for this course is via UCAS 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

Year 1:

Understanding Visual Narratives (Theory 1); Documentary Production; Commercial Video Portfolio (Working with Clients); Location Drama Production; Visual Effects 1; Working with Audio


Year 2:

Media, Culture & Society (Theory 2); Corporate Video Project; Studio Production; Exploring Genre; Work Based Learning Report; Film Festival


Work-based learning:

Students will spend the equivalent of 20 days in a work-based learning environment during the two years of the programme.

Work-based learning: Students will spend the equivalent of 20 days in a work-based learning  environment during the two years of the programme.

How will I be assessed?

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



Students who successfully complete the FdA Creative Media Production have the option to apply to Top Up their Foundation Degree to the BA (Hons) Filmmaking at University of Plymouth. Progression onto other top-up courses at a variety of institutions is an option for those who wish to apply to study elsewhere.


The course fees for all students for this course will be £6750 per annum. Details of the student finance available for all higher education students can be found on the student finance website For information and advice on course fees please contact Roz Osborne at email or telephone 01305 764733. Additional Course Costs Additional costs include £120 for trips. *Note  All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.


Please note International Students will be charged an additional £250 admin fee on top of their tuition fee.

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