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Programme Description

With a practical focus and within a department with fantastic resources, students study and make films (fiction, documentary and music videos), animations, graphics, advertising campaigns, and photography portfolios. This is underpinned with an understanding of the media industry, close analysis of media content, as well as responding to professional briefs. 

We have a dedicated studio for filming and photography, high definition professional cameras, tripods, tracks, microphones, boom poles and lights which, once trained, students can borrow to make films and three dedicated editing suites with Apple Macs (one for every student on the course) and the latest professional software, including the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere Pro and so on) for editing and graphics.

There is a real focus on providing professional expectations and standards, including ambitious final projects (in whatever medium the student chooses) at the end of each year, and realistic work experience through professional client briefs, collaborative project work with local employers and cross curriculum activity. 

Student work is of a very high standard and we have had numerous successes in film festivals such as Zoom and Ffresh.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  2 Years

  Aberystwyth Campus

Programme Features

There is a strong focus on providing realistic work experience through professional client briefs, collaborative project work with local employers and cross curriculum activity. We have High Definition professional cameras, tripods, tracks, microphones, boom poles and lights which students can hire out to make films; and three dedicated editing suites with Apple Macs (one for every student on the course) and the latest professional software, including Maya for 3D work and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.) for Editing and Graphics.

Student work is of a very high standard and we have had numerous successes in film festivals such as Zoom and Ffresh. 

 

Progression & Employment

Following completion of the course our students usually progress to university courses in media, film, animation and related subjects, but also some go on to humanities courses such as psychology, sociology and international politics. 

Our students have been accepted to some of the most prestigious universities in the UK for media studies such as Goldsmith’s, Salford (Media City) and the University of Westminster. Inspired by the practical aspects of the course and guided by the vocational support of our industry based teaching team, our students are also moving directly into the industry, gaining freelance work whilst still at college, setting up their own companies or applying for junior/assisting roles in the industry. 

Method of Assessment

Assessment is project based throughout the two years of study (with no exams), students produce portfolios which include research and development, planning material and final creative outcomes for each unit. 

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A*-C, which includes either English language or Welsh (first language) and maths. Or successful completion of a level two vocational qualification in a relevant subject at merit or above plus a successful interview.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25.00 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery, and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits