1 year full-time

Entry requirements:

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

Fees & funding:
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How to apply:
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Introduction to the course

Interested in all things digital media? 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 a short film
  • How to light, shoot and edit your own short films
  • 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 film productions
  • Film production processes


Students have the opportunity to go on some great visits during their studies. Recently, a group were lucky enough to go over to Berlin with their cameras and experience the fantastic city's culture through the lens.

What you'll study

In this term you’ll learn the fundamentals of Photoshop to create your own graphics such as logos and poster designs. You’ll also gain an understanding of photography and the inner workings of a digital camera in order to create your own photography portfolio. Alongside this, you’ll work towards developing your communication skills through planning and pitching your short film for Term 2.

In this term you will learn about the film production process, developing an understanding of editing techniques and software, as well as gaining practical experience using cameras to shoot and edit your own production.

In this term you'll further develop your film and photography skills to produce a short film, and also a photography portfolio. Here, you'll bring together what you have learned in pre-production, recording audio, lighting and editing to highlight your skills in film and photography and then showcase them at the end of term show. You’ll also learn how to write for digital media such as blogs, websites and film scripts.

Maths & English

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

Professional & Personal Development

As part of your programme of study, all students have a Personal and Professional Development session for one hour per week.

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

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

As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.

Previous guests include: Michael Eavis, Professor Green, DJ Yoda, Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin, The White Stripes), Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush), Goetz Botzenhardt (Bjork, Sugarbabes, Faithless, Dido, Pet Shop Boys) and George Shilling (Oasis, Primal Scream, James Brown).

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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