Film And Television Production Technology FdSc

Television Production Technology student filming in the TV Studio
UCAS code P392
Location South Staffordshire College - Lichfield Site
Duration 2 Years
Fee

2019/20 New Entrants, Full Time

  • Home and EU students: £5,950 per year of study
Course start September
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Course outline

South Staffs College

Highly practical and hugely rewarding, the Foundation Degree in Film and Television Production Technology is designed for anyone seeking a career in the highly competitive, yet ultimately rewarding, world of film and television be that either in a technical or managerial capacity.

Through this course students are offered the opportunity to gain and demonstrate the practical skills and expert knowledge required to become a confident member or leader of any production team.

Film and Television Production Technology at South Staffordshire College

Entry requirements

UCAS points score of, typically, not less than 48

Accreditation

The FdSc is Film and Television Production Technology is accredited by Staffordshire University and, once successfully completed, provides automatic progression onto the final year of a relevant full degree run by them; this may either be one of several awards offered on the university's Stafford Campus or, from September 2012, a top-up year run on the Lichfield Campus.

The award is highly vocational which means much of the learning is 'hands-on' with students working on both independent and collaborative film projects, participating in practical workshops and working for the college's production company developing the CV and tracked record imperative to finding meaningful employment in the industry.

The vast majority of assessment is done in-course through grading of completed practical product (films) tutor/mentor/peer assessments, written evaluations and portfolios. To ensure fairness and consistency, assessment is rigorously monitored. Formative assessment takes place in the college, is moderated by the university before being passed through an award board chaired by an external examiner.

The award boasts a high degree of student satisfaction and high success rates; in 2012 100% of students successfully completed the award all of whom are continuing on to complete their full degree. The previous year 70% of completing students continued on to complete their full degree virtually all of the remaining 30% finding meaningful employment in the industry.
The FdSc is Film and Television Production Technology is accredited by Staffordshire University and, once successfully completed, provides automatic progression onto the final year of a relevant full degree run by them; this may either be one of several awards offered on the university's Stafford Campus or, from September 2012, a top-up year run on the Lichfield Campus.

 

Teaching and learning

The awards employ the use of recurrent themes that allow learners to strengthen and deepen their knowledge, understanding and ability in relation to film and television production technology and management. They will return to fundamental principles throughout and be encouraged to reflect on how their learning supports a developing value base and skills of professional practice. The curriculum is designed to enable them to appreciate the scope and complexity of film and television production and to develop a mature and informed approach to their personal and career development.
Teaching mechanisms employed are designed to support this process including lectures, workshops, production meetings, project work and self-directed study. All modules will be supported by the College virtual learning environment, Moodle, or the University VLE, Blackboard which will, amongst other functions, act as a repository for module resources and information.
The breadth and range of teaching modes is intended to provide a relevant and stimulating learning experience by supporting the development of essential specific and transferable skills (including communication, reflective practice and team working) in addition to critical understanding of key concepts and theories in a framework that maximises opportunities for student success.

Students of this award will expect, and be expected, to take responsibility for their own learning and development and the self-directed study undertaken during this award aims to build on and develop the knowledge and skills learnt in class. This is equally relevant to work undertaken when completing individual or collaborative assignments and when working individually or as part of a team.

The award is highly vocational with workbased learning playing an important part throughout. Corporate Film Production is totally workbased, and elements of several more modules are also workbased by making a positive contribution the development of codes and conventions and professional practices associated with film and television production.

Assessment

The assessment strategy is designed to both develop and evaluate your knowledge and skills throughout the award. A variety of academically rigorous assessment tasks, activities and formats will be used to suit different learning styles.

Assessments are designed to be interesting, relevant and contemporary, with the aim of enhancing personal and professional development, while also evaluating performance. Assessments match learning outcomes within each module and the overall pattern of assessment matches the overarching learning outcomes of the full award.

Module assessments such as practical work, pitches, presentations, essays, research projects, reports, require learners to demonstrate an in depth and increasingly critical understanding of key theoretical concepts of film and television production to prepare them for future study at honours level and above. Most degree-level awards include several examinations. The inclusion of a single online multiple choice assessment under controlled conditions in each of these awards reflects the broader nature of its curriculum and application to practice.

The assessments are designed to both demonstrate an understanding of the subject area and also to develop and enhance relevant and transferable skills. In the case of collaborative projects where students will be working in teams, peer assessment, the grading of the an individual student by other members of a production team, along with tutors observation reports will be used to determine an individual's contribution to the production of the final project and to inform overall grading of the module.

Formative assessment and tutor assessment feedback provide an opportunity for ongoing reflection on performance. The aim of formative and summative feedback is to help learners understand how to improve their work, as well as offering them the opportunity to consider and discuss their own progress.

Employment opportunities

The award is innovatively designed to maximise the potential of its participants, its content based on a foundation of academic study gained whilst working on real film and television commissions in industry. The overarching aim is to deliver sustainable skills for employment in an industry environment and to achieve this aim awards are highly vocational with a high degree of workbased learning.

In effect, by enrolling on one of the Film and Television Awards with South Staffordshire College, learners will be undertaking an apprenticeship working in the exciting and invigorating environment of film and television production. Unlike undertaking traditional work placement, however, rather than simply working as a runner learners will have the opportunity to contribute to major productions for real clients by undertaking principal technical and managerial roles in professional projects. Perhaps most importantly, students will be able to develop the CV and tracked record imperative to finding meaningful employment in the industry.

 

Contact

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