Overview top

Are you passionate about film? Have you always wanted to know the creative process of filmmaking? This Higher Education filmmaking course will teach you the practical elements of film, television, editing and cinematography. We will teach you the skills and help you gain the confidence to progress into the film and television industry, or into higher education.

You will spend the year learning and developing your skills in film-making; but you won’t just be sitting in lecturers and classrooms. Studying at South Tyneside College will give you the unique opportunity to learn while working on a variety of practical projects all aimed at teaching you a specific element of film and television making. You will have the opportunity to work with industry standard cameras from Cannon, Sony and Blackmagic Design, as well as work on professional software such as Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After effects and Dragonframe. It doesn’t matter if you have had experience studying film and television previously, this course will provide you with the all the knowledge preparing you to work at a media industry standard.

Studying this course you will achieve the Level 4 HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Creative Media Production - Film and Television, which is the equivalent to the first year of a degree. Studying for a HNC is significantly cheaper than going to university.

The course is based around several projects throughout the year, and while we teach you some theory to give you a thorough understanding of both the film and television industry, you are assessed on your practical projects that you will undertake across the course of the year. There are lots of freelancing and work experience opportunities available throughout the year and you will have access to our facilities outside of scheduled lessons, giving you time to work on personal and assessed projects.

Unit that will be taught on this course are:

  • Unit 1 - Individual Project
  • Unit 2 - Creative Media Industry
  • Unit 3 - Professional Practice
  • Unit 7 - Film and Television Practices
  • Unit 8 - Film Studies
  • Unit 9 - Light and Sound
  • Unit 26 - Film and video editing
  • Unit 27 - Storyboarding

Entry Requirements top

GCSE Grade C (4) in English and Maths. 

You will be required to provide a portfolio of work at interview showing previous media products that you have produced previously.

Assessment top

The course is broken down into eight different units each exploring a specific focus of film-making. Each unit maybe assessed through theoretical essays, presentations, coursework and practical projects that you will undertake over the course of the year.

Professional Opportunities top

After completing the HNC you could progress onto the HND (Higher National Certificate), following this you will be ready to ready to enter working in the industry or you can apply to university to top up you qualification to a full degree.

Further Information top

Course fee: £6165

Start date: 15th September 2020

End date: 14th September 2021