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Summary

Based at our Digbeth campus in the heart of Birmingham's digital media hub, you will have access to industry standard practices and equipment, technology and facilities and unique opportunities to work with external clients and mainstream broadcasting institutions.

Description

This course is perfect for anyone who would like to work in the media. It will give you a broad understanding of the practical aspects of media production and help you to develop a broad range of skills. During your first year, you will study for a 90 Credit Diploma with the option of studying for the full Extended Diploma in year 2.

This is a highly practical, creative and advanced course, aimed at developing skills in media production and industrial practices for creative individuals with an interest in the media, who enjoy the idea of making their own products, whether they be films, music videos or news stories.

You will learn camera operation, digital video editing, photography, page layout and design, audio production and presentation techniques. You will get experience of using a radio station, as well as other exciting digital software such as a green screen. As well as gaining an insight into the various employment opportunities in the media sector and developing the fundamental skills underlying all media production, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in the particular areas that you are most interested in; such as production management.

Key Areas

Film & video editing for moving image Audio production techniques Commercial and speech based radio production Broadcasting interview and presentation techniques Broadcast and research Analysing media products Single camera drama production Multi camera TV studio production *Music video production

Optional areas include: Photography and page layout and design Magazine journalism

What Next

You can progress on to the HND in Media Production Moving Image at the college or a university course in media production, film studies or journalism. You could also seek employment in the media industry or an internship with a media company.

Entry Criteria

You'll need five GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English or a level 2 in media (merit or above). Alternatively you may have an equivalent qualification .


Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Digbeth Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Full Time Week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September £3,500 1 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September £3,500 1 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
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