Course overview

Film and Media Production FdA City of Bristol College

Based in the heart of Bristol, the FdA in Film and Media Production will teach you to make your own films, using industry-standard equipment.

You will experiment on new platforms and with new technologies, working to professional standards. Over two years you will work on a variety of individual and collaborative projects and be mentored by industry professionals.

This course explores film and video making across different platforms and genres. You will develop a sound knowledge of the developing media industry, combined with the competence to work in a professional environment.

If you studied your Level 3 course with us, you could be eligible for our Higher Education Progression Bursary. You can find out more about our financial support options or download the HE progression bursary application form.

Apply for the Film and Media Production FdA through UCAS

Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: P310
Campus code: C
Short code: FdA/FMP

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those aspiring to create their own films and work within the media industry. Areas covered may include generating and presenting ideas, script writing, camera skills, lighting skills, sound recording, editing and post production, analytical skills and research and interview techniques.

What you'll learn

Throughout the duration of this two-year course, you will study a range of modules including:

  • Narrative Techniques
  • Video Recording Techniques
  • Video Post Production Techniques
  • Drama Production
  • Factual Production
  • Concepts and Contexts
  • Advanced Video and Audio Techniques
  • Community Liaison Production
  • Multi Platform Production
  • Individual Project

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, students usually need 56 UCAS points typically made up from:

  • A BTEC National Diploma in a related subject
  • AS/A2 (including a related subject or subjects)
  • A full Access Diploma in an appropriate pathway
  • Students where English is a second language must have an IELTs Level 6.0 or equivalent
  • Mature applicants with relevant experience and/or related qualifications are welcome to apply
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English Language at Grade 4 (C) or above
  • All existing skills and potential will be considered at interview

Please note you will need an interview for this course.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed via a combination of coursework, group work, practical work and presentations.

Future career and study opportunities

Successful completion of the Foundation Degree will allow you to progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Media Arts degree at the University of Plymouth. Please note there is a deadline for progression application and places may be subject to availability. Progression to other universities may also be possible.

At the end of this course students could be equipped to compete for employment in video production, conventional broadcast media, as a video director, producer, camera operator or editor.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

Find out about financial support.

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