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Film Production with Applied Technology
Film Production with Applied Technology

BSc (Hons) Film Production with Applied Technology (top up)

Level 6

Course Overview

Full Time
Certificate

The Gloucestershire College BSc in Film Production with Applied Technology validated by Birmingham City University is primarily designed to provide Edexcel Higher National Diploma Creative Media Production students with a pathway to a level six qualification. Its aim is to merge film theory / practice, critical thinking, and technical competence with creativity. 

Delivered as a top-up third year after the HND programme, the degree combines a study of audiovisual technologies, management systems and contextual investigations to develop understanding and practice relevant to the production of digital film artefacts and to the film industry. Our graduates will be versatile, adaptable, technically literate, creative and business-like, well equipped to perform a variety of roles within films, bridging the gap between technical specialists and creative professionals.

This degree combines a study of the enabling technologies of audiovisual and communications with their creative applications relating to the production of digital films and a study of production management relevant to the film industry.

 

 

STUDENTS ON THIS COURSE HAVE GRADUATED AND PROGRESSED TO WORK ON:

Night at Hatton Garden (feature film starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent and Ray Winstone)

Aladdin (Walt Disney live action feature film starring Will Smith)

Humans (Kudos / Channel 4 Sci-Fi TV series)

The Boy with the Topknot (BBC TV drama)

 

STUDENT TESTIMONY:

“The practicability and work based learning on the course really helped me to understand the structure and ethics of both set and production practice so I could apply them to my own work straight away.” - Danielle Lethbridge (BSc Film Production with Applied Technology graduate 2017)

 

STUDENT SUCCESSES:

BROADCAST (short film - winner best short; Independent Directions Short Film Festival Leeds 2017)

HOMEWARD (short film - selected for the London Short Film Festival 2018 - BAFTA accredited festival)

THE ROYAL HABISCUS HOTEL (Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival: students worked as trainees on the London shoot in various capacities – post-production, art and camera departments)

Aleah Johnson (Royal Television Society West of England Student Television Awards 2017 – Craft Skills Award: Camera in Drama)

 

THE COURSE:

The Gloucestershire College BSc in Film Production with Applied Technology (validated by Birmingham City University) is primarily designed to provide Pearson Edexcel Higher National Diploma Creative Media Production students with a pathway to a level six qualification. It aims to merge film theory/practice, critical thinking, and technical competence with creativity. 

Delivered as a top-up third year after the HND programme, the degree combines a study of audio-visual technologies, management systems and contextual investigations to develop understanding and practice relevant to the production of digital moving image artefacts. Our graduates are versatile, adaptable, technically literate, creative and business-like. They are well equipped to perform a variety of roles within firms, bridging the gap between technical specialists and creative professionals.

 

COURSE MODULES:

FILM TECHNOLOGY:

This module will allow students investigate key areas in film technology and the changes that have occurred which need to be understood in order for new practitioners to take full advantage of the proliferation of digitalisation. Through a practice-led knowledge applied approach students will conduct research, engage in tests, and study technology and its application within moving image production in this new digital age.

 

FILM PRODUCTION AND DIRECTION:

The primary aim of this module is the production of a broadcast quality short film for distribution at local and international film festivals. Students will gain production management and post-production skills required for their advancement into a specific department on graduation. They will become competent in advanced camera, lighting and editing.  Learning is employment centred. Students will gain an understanding of opportunities available in funded short films, local independent features and international studio co-productions.

 

FILM DEVELOPMENT:

Crucial throughout the module is student engagement with the process of development from concept through to principal photography. In this module, students will engage in the development of their own short film aimed at the festival circuit. As cinema becomes increasingly interdisciplinary and transnational existing as ultra-low budget, independent, and big studio/television productions, it is imperative for entrants to the industry to grasp the importance of process across different production departments.

INVESTIGATIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT:

This module will provide students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained throughout the course to a relevant technical query related to technology used within the industry.

 

AREAS OF FOCUS:

  • Script to screen production of a 10-15 minute funded short for festival distribution.
  • Working on set (studio and location) with paid professional actors.
  • Advanced lighting techniques.
  • Arri Alexa, Arri Amira, or Red Dragon work.
  • Nagra, Sound Devices or Zoom sound recorder work.
  • Post-production with either Adobe, Avid or Apple software.

 

TRIPS:

Our ‘one of a kind’ trips programme aims to encourage learners to build their network with professionals and other students.

Trips:

  • The Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. (September 2017)
  • Camera-Image in Poland (November 2016)
  • New York (February 2016)
  • Cannes Film Festival (May 2016)

 

 

If you need information about a loan for your fees and other related information try The Student Loan Company www.slc.co.uk/services/higher-education.aspx  

Please be aware we do require you to apply via UCAS https://www.ucas.com//apply.

The UCAS Institution Code for Gloucestershire College is G45. The UCAS code for this course is 96D2.

Please see Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice available at http://www.gloscol.ac.uk/about-us-and-jobs-at-gc/partnerships-and-governance/governance/policies (subject to agreed amendments).  Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice has been written based on guidance from external bodies that regulate consumer law, customer protection and education standards.  If you have any queries about either Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy or Code of Practice, please contact Gloucestershire College’s Admissions department via telephone 01242 532008 or applications@gloscol.ac.uk

Please note that modules could be subject to change but any such changes, to module delivery, would be in consultation with the students.

  • Course Entry Point: Year 1

    Typical Offers

    • 48 UCAS tariff points:

      • A Levels at grade DD
      • BTEC National at grade PPP
      • T Level at grade P (D or E)
      • Access to Higher Education at grade P45
      • Advanced Apprenticeship

    Course Entry Point: Year 2 (Direct Entry)

    Typical Offers

    • Higher National Certificate PASS (120 Credits) in a comparable and relevant subject

    GCSE Maths and English Requirements

    To study Higher Education at Gloucestershire College, normally applicants will be required to have GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (C) or above or have comparable/equivalent qualifications.

    English Language Requirements

    If English isn’t an applicant's first language they will be required to have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 across all components. The College also accepts a range of international English qualifications and English language tests that demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency.

    Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements.

    Applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion.

    All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through applications@gloscol.ac.uk.

  • The general progression route for our Film Production with Applied Technology programme is:

    Post Graduate Education

    Or

    Employment in industry

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Working in the creative industries is challenging but exciting, and presents all kinds of job opportunities spanning fine arts, graphics, interior design, music, performing arts, photography, radio and television.

Gloucestershire College is part of an elite group of the best arts and media providers in the county. In fact, we’ve got a long history of producing successful students. We are proud of our industry connections with world-renowned and local artists, as well as employers who are actively involved with the College.

Through these links, we are able to provide invaluable work experience through live project briefs and exciting joint events. Trips are embedded throughout our creative courses to inspire you and broaden your experience. In recent years, our students have travelled to Amsterdam, Cannes, London, Milan, New York and Paris with their course.

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Student Stories

I did one year of sixth form, but I wanted to focus on Art and felt like I'd rather use that skill to my best and focus on things I find more interesting. I prefer how visual it is. There’s a lot of thinking but it’s freer and you can do what you want really. We learn new skills and I like that we have multiple briefs – you don’t get burnt out and bored on one brief. I like how different the briefs are. You can pick one theme and really focus on that. I can put all my personal interests into the brief, so I got to design a poster for a tattoo shop in the style that I’m quite interested in.

Sam Sek

ART AND DESIGN, LEVEL 3

Cheltenham Campus

I’ve always liked fashion and I knew that college would help me more than sixth form. I need to be more practical, and I knew the college course would help me a lot more than sixth form – and it did! At college you meet a lot of different people, and they inspire me in different ways. It helps me grow by seeing how other people’s minds work. That wouldn't have happened if I’d stayed in my school!

Ysabelle Leal

FASHION, LEVEL 3

Cheltenham Campus

I applied to GC to explore my creativity with the resources that they provide for their arts students. I came to an Open Evening and was very interested and excited so applied straight away. The lecturers are very good at getting the most of me. There are so many materials to choose from and print facilities. I want to be a fashion designer and my second year briefs have allowed me to tailor my work to this goal. If you’re looking to explore your talents in a friendly, well-equipped facility, apply to GC.

Brianny Witts

ART AND DESIGN, LEVEL 3

Gloucester Campus

Going to college was more affordable than going to university, which really appealed to me as I didn’t want lots of debt but would be just as qualified as a university student. I chose the course as I want to be a sound engineer. I could learn more about music generally in the HNC and then specialise this year in my HND, by choosing certain modules to complete. After this course I want to do my top-up year at University of West London and specialise in live sound engineering. The college has already helped me start the application process.

Kamran Delestan

MUSIC, HNC/HND

Gloucester Campus

I started studying my A Levels but didn’t enjoy it, so decided to study fashion at GC instead. I feel much more motivated on this course as it’s something I really enjoy and I get a lot of direction from lecturers. On the course we are given a brief but have lots of freedom to do our own thing, and I really enjoy elements such as trend forecasting and marketing. I would say as long as you’re applying to something you really want to do; you’ll get what you need from studying at GC."

Crystal Francis

Extended Diploma Level 3 – Fashion

Cheltenham Campus

I did work experience at GC and really liked the vibe, the people and learned a lot. I enjoyed Level 3 Music and wanted to learn more so decided to progress onto the HND. The resources and lectures have been great. I liked the practical activities the most: playing, performing and creating compositions. My dream is to be a live performer and GC has helped me achieve that by educating me on the music business and I’m currently in negotiation with a record label.

Tom Zheng

MUSIC, HND

Gloucester Campus

The best skill I learned at GC was the way of experimenting with everything – I learned to say yes. College really taught me that I can make anything and explore different pathways; it taught me to be adaptable and that I can learn any skill. If I don’t know skills or techniques I have the tools here to learn them really fast. I could learn about set design, and I could learn about sculpting at the same time, and I can learn about painting at the same time, and learn every single one of those skills very well.

Laura Ignacio

ART AND DESIGN - LEVEL 3

Cheltenham Campus

I was in bands throughout school and did live sound engineering at local festivals and pubs with friends. I chose my course because I’m hoping to be a live sound engineer – and I’d definitely recommend college if you want to go into production or performance. I’ve formed great relationships with my lecturers and you get so much knowledge and understanding of the industry. I’ve learnt so many new skills, and got a great understanding of how to set up sound equipment, using the spaces and the equipment you have to make the best sound.

Vin Blick

MUSIC PRODUCTION, LEVEL 3

Gloucester Campus

Facilities

Art Rooms

Our art rooms are spacious areas for students to explore their creativity and express themselves. Across our campus, they have large windows overlooking our campuses or the countryside while allowing natural light through. You’ll find tools and materials such as paints, brushes, canvases, sculpting clay, and other supplies with display areas for showcasing completed works of art.

Drama Room Theatre

We have several fully equipped theatres with industry-standard facilities, including full lighting rigs, sound systems, projection facilities, and space for an audience of up to 300 people. They allow students space to practice and perform all year round for both technical and performance-based performing arts students.

Recording and Music Studios

We have several fully equipped theatres with industry-standard facilities, including full lighting rigs, sound systems, projection facilities, and space for an audience of up to 300 people. They allow students space to practice and perform all year round for both technical and performance-based performing arts students.

Dance Studios

Our dance studio at Gloucester Campus is designed for rehearsals and performances. Here you’ll find a sprung floor to absorb the shock and friction of movement, a full-length wall of mirrors, a ballet beam, and a sound system for music.

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