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Film and Television Production Technology
at South Staffordshire College - Lichfield Site


Take the first step

Whether you want a career in directing, editing, producing, cinematography, lighting or animation, this course is designed to provide the tools you need to kickstart a career in digital film and television production.

Learn from the experts

Study with highly qualified experts with experience in the digital video industries.

Set up your degree

Achieve a Foundation Degree, with the option to top up to a full BSc (Hons) Degree when you graduate.

UCAS code:
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Study option:
2 Years
Start date:
6 September 2021
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In partnership with South Staffordshire College, study a Staffordshire University qualification and take the first step to a career behind the scenes in the film and television industries.

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

This course combines work-based learning and academic work to develop sustainable skills for employment. Our in-house production company, Lumina Studios, provides opportunities to build a professional showreel.

Students develop a portfolio of digital film and TV work, including a live studio production, corporate promotional videos, a documentary, and a feature film to be premiered at the Lichfield Guildhall.

Through this course students gain the practical skills and expert knowledge required to become a confident member of any production team.

With plenty of tutor support and guidance, many of our graduates successfully gain industry employment or start their own production companies after they graduate.

Following completion of the Foundation Degree in Film & TV, students can progress onto our BSc (Top-Up) Degree.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: FdSc Film and Television Production Technology

Part-time study

This course is available to study on a full or part-time basis.

Course content

Much of the learning is 'hands-on' with students working on both independent and collaborative film projects, including the production of a feature film.

First year modules cover the principles of cinematography, film sound, live studio production, post production and design. As well as learning to use the camera, lights and practicing directing skills, students will become proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.

Second year modules include pitching and producing a documentary, working with Lumina Studios and an independent feature film, which will premiere at the Lichfield Guildhall - all of which contributes to a diverse showreel of work to kickstart your career.

The FdSc in Film and Television Production Technology is accredited by Staffordshire University. Students have the option to top up to a BSc (Hons) Degree.


You will study at South Staffordshire College - Lichfield but receive a qualification from Staffordshire University.

Lichfield offers a wide range of courses at Further Education and Higher Education level, in addition to a range of adult and community courses.

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Entry requirements

UCAS points score of, typically, not less than 48


Career opportunities upon completion of this course include;

Film Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Animator, Producer, Lighting Technician, Visual Effects Designer, Studio Floor Manager, Scriptwriter, Online Video Content Producer.

Past students have gone on to work for broadcasters, digital video production companies, set up their own businesses and produce award winning films.

Teaching and assessment


We know that our students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach through a combination of lectures, workshops, and practical sessions. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor (or equivalent) at least twice a year to help support you in your studies. You will be taught in high-quality learning spaces throughout your course, and of course will have access to virtual learning environments to enhance your learning opportunities. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.


Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module will give you a variety of opportunities to receive informal feedback from your tutor. These may include classroom discussions, discussions in the virtual learning environment, presentations, milestone assessments, and practice assessments. Informal feedback is developmental and any grades you may receive for these do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


You will normally receive feedback on formal coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats, including one-to-one discussions with your tutor. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.


Leanne Knapman - Raising Standards Leader

As Course Leader and Teacher for the FdSc and BSc awards in Film & Television Production Technology, Leanne is responsible for the planning, delivery, assessment and management of the courses. Leanne has 12 years experience producing commercial video productions for the likes of Dell and a Masters Degree with Distinction in Digital Feature Film Production Technology. Having produced several feature films and documentaries, she won a Royal Television Society award and has 9 years teaching experience in Higher Education.

Ian Cawley - Teacher

As a Course Tutor, Ian is responsible for delivering lectures, workshops and assessing assignment work. Ian is a graduate of the Northern School of Film & TV with a Masters Degree in Scriptwriting. As a published author, he has also written, produced and directed dramas and documentaries, along with working for broadcasters such as the BBC. He has over twenty years teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Tarlochen Singh-Mohr - Teacher

As a Course Tutor, Tarlochen is responsible for delivering lectures, workshops and assessing assignment work. Tarlochen has over 30 years experience filming Asian weddings and photography. Completing his Masters in Freelance Photography in 2012, he has been teaching media for 7 years. Tarlochen has provided tutorials on filming Sikh weddings and is currently writing a book on ‘How to Shoot Sikh Weddings’, as well as studying a part time PhD, researching mixed marriages within the Sikh community through the lens.


For the course starting on 6 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Study option
UK / Channel Islands
To be confirmed

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.


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