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WCG

Digital Film Production

UCAS Code: 016W

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


Or 2 A Levels in a relevant subject

or Kitemarked Access to HE

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

or Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Unlike some degree courses, this Foundation degree in Digital Film Production has a very high practical content to effectively equip graduates to enter the workplace, well prepared for this exciting industry. The course also prepares students to progress to the final year of a related Honours degree if desired. Students have access to individual edit suites for the duration of the course and consistent access to up-to-date production equipment. This is coupled with access to learning resources and lecturers five days a week, all possible due to the maintenance of small group sizes.

The course has three main study areas - technical, industry practice and theoretical context: The technical training on the course has two main functions. The first is to equip students with the necessary skills in film and video production in order that they are prepared for the vocational assignments on the course, and potential employment for the future. The second is to train students in the artistic application of techniques in camera, editing and post production tools in order to best realise their creative ambitions.

The industry practice on the course underpins several areas where vocational skills are developed by students in order to be transferred and applied in a professional environment. This is aided by industry professionals who have a major input into the course over the two year duration. This vocational training aims to develop teamwork and communication skills with peers on productions, along with individual project management and presentation skills, in order to creatively communicate a vision to industry professionals.

The theoretical context of the course works to underpin practical knowledge and application and as such should inform working practices from creation to production to exhibition. The theoretical approaches harnessed by this course seek to alter conventional perspectives of culture and society in a way to enrich creative visions in digital production.

Previous graduates have been nominated for and won national film awards - demonstrating the excellent foundation this course provides for a future in digital film production. To see more about the success of previous students follow us on Facebook: Warwickshire School of Arts

For examples of what we do on the course, please follow the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np-2VTeouVw

Modules

Year 1:
Digital Film Production Techniques
Digital Post-Production Techniques
Film Movements in Practice
Practice and Collaboration
Film Theory

Year 2:
Writing for Screen
Promoting and Pitching
Cultural Contexts in Cinema
Professional Film Making Practice
Self Directed Practice and Collaboration

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out via course work (there are no exams). For the technical modules assessment is based on the production of practical elements, which are presented in digital formats. For the industry and creative practice modules, assessment is based on pre-production workbooks and short film and video productions (some of which are used in industry practice and assessed by industry professionals). Finally the theoretical modules are assessed through the more traditional methods of essays, reports and case studies.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,975
per year
EU
£7,975
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,975
per year
Scotland
£7,975
per year
Wales
£7,975
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Leamington Spa College

Department:

Visual and Performing Arts and Media

TEF rating:

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