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Digital Filmmaking - FdA (Foundation Degree)/BA (Hons) Degree

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Course Code: HE0034-1C Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2/3 Years

This course has been developed to equip students with the relevant creative and production skills for working in both broadcast television and within the multi-channel networks of the future. The ethos of this course is to fully prepare students to work in the fast developing media industry, and students work with television, media and advertising clients to develop their professional skills.

Key features

  • Students work with industry professionals. Current clients include Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency and Electric Ray Production company who create content for BBC and C4.
  • Industry-experienced lecturers
  • Small class sizes and high tutor contact time
  • Optional third year to gain BA (Hons) degree

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Course requirements

Portfolio and interview.

Individual offer conditions will vary. Normally a relevant A Level or Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Industry experience may be taken into account.

The course has been designed based on current digital filmmaking industry practice, which underpins the student’s evolving creative identity. Assignments focus on a wide range of moving image genres: documentary, factual programming, advertising, scriptwriting and visual storytelling.

The first year explores the technical and creative skills of digital filmmaking production, research and process. Year two explores the nature of the industry, and developing the professional skills and creative abilities necessary to prepare for the workplace. This will include a range of client/industry led ‘live’ briefs.

We have an extensive list of industry clients which include STX Entertainment, Saatchi & Saatchi, Electric Ray. The clients we work with are major national or international advertisers, production companies or film companies.

Year 1 modules:

    Material & Methods
    Advanced Material & Methods
    Creative Design
    Creative Research
    Creative & Professional Studies
    Minor Project

Year 2 modules:

    Professional Practice Brief 1
    Professional Practice Brief 2
    Advanced Creative Research
    Professional Practice & Business Project
    Final Major Project

Year 3:

On successful completion of the two-year FdA course, you can progress to the optional third year BA (Hons) Creative Media Practice (Digital Filmmaking) - go to third year page

On successful completion of the two-year FdA course, students can either progress to the one-year BA top-up course in Creative Media Production (Digital Filmmaking), or seek employment.

Potential careers

  • Film, TV, advertising and digital roles
  • Researcher
  • Producer
  • Director (documentaries/factual)
  • Creative director
  • Advertising producer
  • Camera operator
  • Advertising editor
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