Acting and Film Production – BTEC Level 3
From learning how to make an impact during auditions, to honing your presenting skills and acting in a scripted drama – this course will bring your talents to the fore while developing your ability in film production; offering you the chance to learn camera and editing skills. This course combines theory and practice to give you an all-round understanding of the highly competitive and exciting TV and Film industries both behind and in front of the camera.
Entry requirements and course duration
Duration: 2 years
- 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths
- An appreciation of and passion for the subject with a level of practical experience and/or a Level 2 qualification in the subject area
As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Confetti’s Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.
What you’ll study
Through practical workshops and theory based lectures you will build skills in video and audio production and editing as well as gaining valuable understanding in how to get your ideas from script to screen. You will also study the principles of acting for two hours a week, to give an insight into the skills required on ‘the other side’ of the camera.
In the second term you will continue to develop your filmmaking skills by carefully planning, producing and presenting your own documentary. You will also gain critical research skills and an understanding of the many different roles within the creative media industries.
In the final term of year 1 you will study advanced filmmaking and editing techniques and learn the art of scriptwriting before creating and screening your own short film. If you have an interest in acting you will also have the chance to star in a range of productions. Additionally you will have the opportunity to learn supporting creative software such as Adobe Photoshop to make you a fully rounded media producer.
Working alongside professional musicians you will study the codes and conventions of music videos before creating your own. You will also learn photography techniques to develop your cinematography skills and begin studying film theory to help you better understand the nuances of filmmaking. You will enhance your acting portfolio by learning crucial improvisation techniques.
This term focusses on working in our new TV studio where you will gain experience in the many different roles associated with multi-camera television production to produce a panel show or sit-com. As a budding actor you will also be taught acting for film & television techniques which will help to further enhance your TV show.
In the final term of the course you will learn how to find and sustain work in the Film and TV industries. The course culminates in a film festival where you can show off your filmmaking and acting skills and maybe even win an accolade at our awards ceremony.
Creative industries in the UK grew by 8.9% in 2014 almost double the economy as a whole.
One in six of all UK graduate roles is now a creative job.
The creative industries are worth a whopping £84.1 billion to UK economy every year.