Film and Television Production Technology

at South Staffordshire College - Lichfield Site

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FdSc

Key facts

UCAS code:
P392
Location:
South Staffordshire College - Lichfield Site
Location:
South Staffordshire College - Lichfield Site
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Part-time
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
3 Years

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Entry requirements

UCAS points score of, typically, not less than 48

UCAS points score of, typically, not less than 48

 
Careers

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

Teaching

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.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and practical filmmaking activities. Classwork will include production meetings, project work and independent research.

Learning will be supported by Google Classroom, which hosts a range of educational resources for you to access online.

Teaching will support the development of essential transferable skills, including leadership, IT, communication and team working.

Self-directed study aims to build on and develop the knowledge and skills learnt in class. This is equally relevant to individual and collaborative projects.

Assessment

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.

Assessments are designed to be interesting, relevant and contemporary, with the aim of enhancing personal and professional development, while also evaluating performance.

Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module.

Module assessments such as practical film projects, pitches, presentations and research projects require learners to demonstrate a critical understanding of technical and theoretical concepts of film and television production.

In the case of collaborative projects, where students will be working in teams, peer assessments will support tutor observation reports to determine an individual's contribution to the production of the final project.

Feedback

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.

Regular informal feedback is supportive and helps to develop students' practical filmmaking and academic skills by encouraging reflection and an understanding of how to improve further.

Written assessment feedback is provided within 20 working days of the submission date for each module.

Staff

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.

Year 1

23% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
77% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

24% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
76% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 1

3% practical exams
97% coursework
0% written exams

Year 2

14% practical exams
86% coursework
0% written exams

Fees

For the course starting on 26 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for FdSc-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time £5,950 per year of study

For the course starting on 26 September 2022 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for FdSc Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time 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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