Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who enjoy a practical focus and would like to progress into a film or TV related career. The course includes analysis the narrative and language of a film of your choice and putting this in a production context by looking at the companies who make them. The student will learn how to photograph and digitally edit marketing and other print products using software like Adobe Photoshop.

This course involves a location shooting trip and visits to TV and Film studios.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Are passionate about writing
  • Would like to progress into a career in TV or Film Production
  • Would like to progress to higher education to study a Film/TV based subject
  • Would like to learn about making a trailer or a short film
  • If you are artistic and are interested in video and graphics

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by coursework. Unit choices cover a range of media and film, including screenplay and script writing; and television and film production. The units can be tailored to your particular interests.

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Technical Analysis 
  • Analysis 
  • Literacy 
  • Oracy 
  • Effort 
  • Systems 
  • Creativity 
  • Industry conventions 
  • Photoshop 
  • Photography 
  • Research 
  • Resilience 
  • Practice 
  • Vision 
  • Practical brief management 
  • Brief Development 
  • Confidence 
  • Collaboration 
  • Problem solving 

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • Screenwriter
  • TV/Film Producer
  • Games Designer
  • Media Researcher
  • Promotions Manager
  • Media Analyst
  • E-Sports Professional
  • Web Designer
  • Social Media Content Producer
  • Marketing
  • Press


Course Leader:
Stephen Robson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 4 in English with an average points score of 3.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework.