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Film and Television Production Foundation Degree (Level 5) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is designed to produce creative visual thinkers who are able to apply knowledge of audio visual principles, methodologies and visual culture to the development of commercial digital products.

With a strong industry focus, it develops the up-to-the-minute skillsets demanded by current media employers. Students use our specialist equipment and on-campus TV production studio, working on live events throughout the year at a number of key venues.

Students will be encouraged to gain confidence as an industry professional, to work with increasing autonomy and independence and gain a valuable insight into diverse media cultures.

Projects allow students to develop conceptual ideas whilst maintaining a commercial focus with regard to their final outcomes. Projects take into consideration the current industrial climate and include themes such as: sustainable thinking, creativity, ethics, trends and developments in technologies and social media communication.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Media, popular culture and world cinema
  • Visual effects (VFX) and sound design
  • Industry practice
  • Digital Shorts

Year 2 modules include:

  • Media law
  • Digital documentary
  • The evolving world of film and TV
  • Final major project

Our students showcase their work to peers, industry professionals and VIPs at an end of the year show. Given the global nature of the industry, they are encouraged to show their work to a wider audience at competitions/film festivals both National and International.

View the full course specification here.

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: P456

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Monday 25th September 2023

Tuition fee: £8,250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000334 / Q002086


Film & Television Production Foundation Degree FdA


2 years

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. For creative courses you would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy

You may be invited to attend an interview.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

Continuous assessment is through joint projects, industry work experience and individual assessments. There are no examinations.


After the course, you can expect to pursue a career in specialist areas within film or television production including: camera operator, sound or lighting technician, editor, producer or director of photography.

Our Film Academy has strong industrial links with local, national and international companies such as; BFI, ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Team GB Speed Skating, Wig Wag, Wellington Films, Silver Reel Productions, Hold-That-Shot Productions, Champions UK PLC, Fat Free Media, Coalescent Films, Ideal World and Warlord Games.

The course provides an excellent opportunity to study at a higher level. Most students progress to our BA (Hons) Digital Media Design Top-up degree, validated by Nottingham Trent University; with similar Topup courses being available at other providers (subject to entry requirements).

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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