Is this course for me?
If you enjoy hands on production and have a curiosity as to how media products are made, this could be the course for you. You should have a positive attitude, a lively and enquiring mind and a willingness to explore new ideas. You need to have good time management skills to manage coursework and meet assignment deadlines.
What will I learn?
Starting with the basics of creative media production across a range of areas related to film, video and television production you will have the opportunity to create a range of fiction and factual projects, experiencing different production roles and techniques. You will gain skills in pre-production, camera operating, sound recording, lighting, editing and TV studio production to create products to professional broadcast standards. You will work both independently and in group situations to complete work both in class and outside of taught sessions.
Over the two-year programme, Level 3 Extended Diploma students will complete 13 units of study. In year 1 you will be introduced to and develop a broad range of skills that will help you to produce a personal Creative Media project. In year 2 you will develop your skills further in your chosen specialism before producing an extended Creative Media product.
What else will I gain?
On the course you will have to opportunity to work with local businesses as well as visiting a professional working TV studio. There is an opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Whitby to produce a short horror film and you will also be encouraged to work with students across a number of creative disciplines in order to enhance the quality of your production for example performing arts or graphic design students.
Why study this course at The Sheffield College?
You will learn from highly qualified and experienced staff with a range of academic and professional media experience. The course will be based in the new building at Hillsborough College where you will have access to purpose built facilities including a brand new TV studio, video and audio suites and professional production equipment.
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language.
Where can it lead?
Your next step could be to university/Higher Education courses such as our own Foundation Degree in Media Production, or to a wide variety of degree courses across the UK.
Future career opportunities could include working in post-production, special effect, 3D modelling or audio production for film and TV.