1 year full-time

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 (A*-D)* including English and maths
  • An appreciation of and passion for digital video and photography with a level of practical experience

Fees & funding:
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Introduction to the course

Interested in video production and photography? This college course will help you develop your skills in photography, filmmaking, audio recording and lighting for still and moving image. You’ll build an excellent foundation to progress onto a Level 3 course in Film & TV, Graphic & Digital Design or VFX.

You’ll learn:

  • How to plan and pitch your own ideas for creative video and photography projects
  • How to light, shoot and edit your own creative video and photography projects
  • The skills to produce a portfolio of digital still photography
  • How to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate images
  • The skills to record and edit audio for your own creative video projects
  • Video and photography production processes


Students have the opportunity to go on some great visits during their studies. Recently, a group were lucky enough to visit the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios. There are also plenty of opportunities to visit locations in and around Nottingham for location shooting like Holme Pierre Pont, The Castle and Wollaton Hall.

What you'll study

During this term you will develop a range of skills required when working with still and moving images. You will develop skills in camera operation, lighting, editing, audio acquisition and project planning.

During this term you will develop a creative media project tailored to your own personal development that encompasses both stills photography and video skills.

In your final term you will have the opportunity to bring together all of the skills you have acquired throughout the course in order to produce a creative response to an industry brief.

Maths & English

Depending on your prior English and Maths attainment, you may need to improve your grade as part of your course.

On this course you’ll have access to:

  • Adobe Software Suite
  • Green Screen Studio
  • Mac and PC computer suites
  • Sony DSLR cameras & Zoom H4N recorders


Every year we welcome family, friends and industry professionals to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of our college students. This year, in light of the current restrictions, we’ve taken this showcase online.

The Confetti Classroom

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

We offer lots of opportunities to our students throughout the year, but we really dial it up with our annual Industry Week. Like no other, we go off timetable for a week, inviting some of the biggest names the creative industries to deliver talks, workshops and masterclasses for our students. We organise these types of events to enrich our students' education with real world experiences.

Past Industry Week guests have included:

  • Film maker and director - Sarmad Masud
  • Cinematographer - Neil Oseman
  • British screenwriter - Russell.T.Davies

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Kate Offler

“The staff and tutors are amazing – they know what they are teaching us and know how to help.”

Continue your studies

Go on to study one of our Level 3 courses in Film & TV, Graphic & Digital Design or VFX and Animation.

Your time at Confetti doesn’t have to stop once you finish your college course. Choose to continue your studies on our range of foundation and full honours degrees that can help you further develop your skills and obtain the experience you need to get a head start in your career:

Future careers:

  • Audio/visual technician
  • Broadcast assistant
  • Assistant sound engineer
  • Photographer
  • Production assistant

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