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Film Production with Applied Technology

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    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 firms, 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.

    Entry requirements include:

    A satisfactory reference and one of the following

    • Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production with Merit grade from Gloucestershire College.
    • Higher National Diploma in an appropriate subject with attendance and success at a two-part interview (the “appropriateness” of your previous qualification with be determined by the programme leader).
    • Mature students with industry experience that do not have the relevant qualifications but who can show aptitude and commitment are welcome to apply but will be subject to a two-part interview process.

     

    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.

    Recent 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)

    ADDITIONAL LINKS:

    FACEBOOK:

    https://www.facebook.com/MediaandFilmatGloucestershireCollege/

    INSTAGRAM:

    https://www.instagram.com/gloscolfilmandmedia/?hl=en

     

     

    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 95D2.

    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.

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