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

Entry requirements:

  • 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

Our campus

We’re developing our campus to make sure you’re studying in the best facilities with the latest industry-standard equipment – find out more about our campus developments – including a brand new home for music & events at the Contemporary Music Hub, the new TV & Film facilities at Space2 and our £9.1m Digital Media space – the Digital Media Hub.

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and to get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

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

Term 1 - Video Production 101

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.

Term 2 - Documentary Production

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.

Term 3 - Short Film

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.

Term 4 - Music Video Production

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.

Term 5 - Multi Camera

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.

Term 6 - Working Freelance

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.