Based at our Digbeth campus in the heart of Birmingham's digital media hub, you will have access to industry standard practices, equipment, technology and facilities and unique opportunities to work with external clients and mainstream broadcasting institutions.
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. It is 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 this be a film, music video or news story.
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, for example production management.
Key areas include:
- 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
You'll need five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including maths and English, or a Level 2 in media (Merit or above). Alternatively you may have an equivalent qualification that meets the requirements.
On successful completion of this course, you can progress onto the HND in Media Production Moving Image at the College, or complete a university course in media production, film studies or journalism. You could also seek employment in the media industry or start an internship with a media company.