Walsall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Creative Media Production

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Course summary

Looking to enhance your career opportunities in creative media? This Level 4 programme is designed for students aiming to develop a more independent and professional approach to creative media production. Students are encouraged to experiment with filming styles and to progress their own skills and learning further independently by experienced, skilled specialists. This advanced course is also great for creative individuals with an interest in film & TV production and studying film context at a higher level. You will be working on a range of exciting briefs and employer-led projects at an industry-level standard. The course is assessed through assignments and practical productions. You will be able to work practically in small groups or on their own to create:

  • Narrative Film
  • Experimental Film
  • Developing a concept for a Film/TV
  • Advertising
  • Magazine Programme
  • Examining the Industry
  • Analysing Film and TV
Trips and Equipment There may be an opportunity to take part in a visit to Europe each year of the course. Past trips have included Disneyland Paris, Barcelona, Italy. Our higher education students will get the chance to use industry standard equipment including the use of our Black Magic Pocket 6K Camera. Work Experience Future Flames Productions is our in-house student production company which is unique to Walsall College. As part of the course, you will have an opportunity to produce videos or filming for other college courses or creating content for external clients like the NHS, the Council or small businesses. Here is a list of companies our students have worked with:
  • Co-Op Travel
Students have been filming with Co-op in order to a virtual invitation to their conference.
  • Stunt Team
Students have worked with a local stunt team which helped them understand the logistics of filming stunts.
  • NHS
Students have filmed multiple moving images for the NHS, consisting of piece to camera for presentations, a demonstration at manor hospital of new equipment and a conference entitled ‘What Works: Reflecting back’.
  • Smile for Joel
Students filmed the black-tie ball for local charity smile for Joel which raises money for families impacted by terrorism.
  • Unlock Performance
Students have been working on multiple projects with local sports psychologist in which she interviews various athletes from footballers to body builders.
  • MA Fitness
Students produced a trailer and interview for local gym brand. Links with Industry The Media team is passionate about offering students experiences with industry professionals:
  • Regular talks from people in industry (Freelance producers/directors, Spotify, BBC 3 editors, Screen Skills and many more)
  • BBC and Royal Television Society connections.
  • Create Central links - The main creative body for the West Midlands funded by the Lord Mayor.
  • CREW Birmingham connections.
  • Opportunities to work on real sets.
  • Opportunities to have placements in industry.
  • Networking events to meet like minded creatives.
  • Masterclasses from industry.

Modules

You will take part in: Training for a range of careers in the media sector and its support industries. Opportunities to gain a nationally recognised qualification to enter employment in the media sector or progress to higher qualification in media production. Develop a range knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of media production. Transferable skills that will enable you to progress and move within the media sector. Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher level skills in a media context. Develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Course Content: You will partake in the following units during the course: Idea Generation and Pre-Production. Cinematography & Editing for Film and TV. Film Studies. Advertising. Documentary. Collaborative TV Show.

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous and is based on assignments, group projects, lectures, workshops and summative and formative tasks. Students are encouraged to further their own learning and to push themselves to try new things. Knowledge and understanding of a subject is often developed through lectures and workshops as well through real life work experiences. Intellectual skills such as analysis, evaluation, and problem solving may be demonstrated and applied through active learning via formative tasks and summative assignments and projects. Practical skills assessment involves practical demonstration through processes and final outcomes & projects. Transferable skills are readily convertible to employment and other contexts, such as in a problem solving, working effectively as part of team or meeting the needs of client etc. These often address wider skills such as written communication (developed and assessed through essays or reports and evaluations; oral skills through presentations in seminars). Both written and verbal feedback is given.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
3P10
Institution code:
W12
Campus name:
Walsall College
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English Language– grade C/4 Functional skill Level 2 Maths and English No international applications. Also required: Applications to all FT UG must be made through UCAS. If you only wish to apply to this college, please contact us and we will process your UCAS application. Related work experience will be considered for mature applicants. All applicants will be required to sit an initial assessment and attend an interview, and may be required to sit a written exam. Points of entry: Year 2 (HND) and Year 3. Campus: Wisemore Campus (Main Site). Students must provide a portfolio of work at interview - can be phyical or digital.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Interview

Basic and Key Skill Builder Assessment (BKSB)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6000 Whole course
Scotland £6000 Whole course
Wales £6000 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Creative Media Production at Walsall College - UCAS