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.

100% of students on this course feel the teaching they receive is of a good standard. (QDP Survey Results 2022)

You’ll learn:

  • How to plan and produce film and photography projects
  • How to light, shoot and edit your own film and photography projects
  • The skills needed to produce a portfolio of digital photography § Image manipulation and editing skills using Adobe Photoshop
  • The skills to record and edit audio and film for your video projects using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Video and photography production processes
  • English, Maths and research skills


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 on photography and film projects. You will develop skills in camera operation, lighting, editing, audio acquisition and project planning and work towards creating your first projects.

During this term you will develop a creative media project tailored to your own personal development that uses both photography and filming skills. You will also learn about the background to the industry and how to put promote yourself in your career.

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. This will include producing your own short film and photographic project to demonstrate your skills.

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:

  • Mac and PC computer suites
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Green screen studio
  • Sony and Canon DSLR cameras
  • Zoom H4N audio recorders
  • Professional lighting kits


Every year we welcome family, friends and industry professionals to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of our college students.

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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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

Open Days

Saturday 28 September
Monday 20 May