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Staffordshire University

Video Content for Social Media

UCAS Code: L511

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Moving image techniques

This Staffordshire University FdA Video Content for Social Media (VCSM) is designed to prepare you to embark on a career within the creative and digital industries.

The course has been developed collaboratively by industry practitioners and academics. It takes into account guidance from the Sector Skills Council, Creative Skillset1 and will equip you with the appropriate range of artistic and business and transferable skills needed to succeed in the rapidly evolving media industry today and in the future. Learning on this course extends across a range of genres, roles and media; it is both creative and technical, and is supported by the development of professional knowledge, enterprise, networking and communication skills.

While studying VCSM you will learn the foundations of video content creation from shooting, to edit, through to delivery. You will analyse how people consume their news and info and how the power of social media has increased so much that it can help elect a U.S president! Rather than passively consuming content on social media you will become an active contributor to it instead.

VCSM is taught by a team of lecturers that have an outstanding record of excellence. The team will guide you and provide hands on experience developing technical production skills with lecturers who have worked in the creative industries. You will also learn how to reflect, analyse and investigate using both traditional academic methods but also by using forward thinking, innovative practice using a variety of social media.

This course will provide you with direct links to industry and clients as you work on live and employer endorsed video briefs. Indeed, the entire course is structured to provide you with the core practical and academic skills in addition to transferable employability skills. By the end of this programme you be well-equipped to enter the creative industries as a freelance, multi-skilled content creator.

This is a unique course designed to help you achieve in the evolving world of work and as lecturers and leaders, we want you to innovate and push the envelope. The programme can teach you how to do this in order to realise maximum impact

Modules

Level 4 - Toolkit for Success, Practical Skills Technology, Practical Professional Moving Image, Digital Screen Studies, Digital Media in Historical and Contemporary Context.

Level 5 - Post-production for Online Film, Web-based Video Journalism, Working Freelance in Film & TV, Production Preparation for Major Project, Major Project in Video Content for Social Media.

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy is designed to both develop and evaluate your knowledge and skills throughout the course. A variety of academically rigorous assessment tasks, activities and formats will be used to suit different learning styles and situations. All the assessments on this course are designed to prepare you for industry practice.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,950
per year
EU
£5,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,950
per year
Scotland
£5,950
per year
Wales
£5,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ashton Sixth Form College

Department:

Computing and Digital Technologies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Moving image techniques

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Moving image techniques

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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