2 years full-time
- 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C)* including English and maths
- An appreciation of and a passion for film and TV with a level of practical experience and/ or a Level 2 qualification in the subject area
Fees & funding:
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How to apply:
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Introduction to the course
Ever wanted to make a short film, documentary or music video? This is your chance. Aimed at aspiring writers, producers, cinematographers and directors – this college course combines theory and practice to give you an all-round understanding of the highly competitive and exciting film & TV industries.
98% of students are satisfied with the course (QDP Student Survey Results 2019)
- Industry-standard production techniques
- Different production roles and gain valuable experience
- The history of the film & TV industries
- How to create a range of moving image productions from short films to music videos and live television productions
- How to engage with industry professionals and make real links to industry opportunities
- How to create your showreel to prepare for a career in the film & TV industry
What you'll study
This is where you get to learn about all of the camera, lighting and sound equipment you will use during the course and experiment whilst shooting 2 exciting film challenges.
Film Noir is one of the most iconic styles in cinema history and during this project you will investigate the key techniques, characters and story lines that underpin this popular style and create your own classic Film Noir.
In this project you start to investigate the more experimental side of your skill set and learn how to create content in one of Cinema’s most important genres.
If you love the combination of film and music this project will allow you to explore your creative side and express your ideas. Many of our greatest filmmakers started their careers making music videos, so this is great place to gain experience, collaborate with a music artist or band and experiment with techniques.
After gaining skills, experience and confidence in term 1 and 2, you now have the opportunity to create your own masterpiece in the form of a short film. This is the pinnacle of your learning in your first year of study.
This project will give you the opportunity to work on a multicamera studio shoot and experience the pace and pressure of the ‘Live’ TV show.
You will plan and produce a TV advert that conforms to broadcast standards and tests your ability to promote a product or service. This is a creative project but also one that provides experience of the world of marketing.
In our documentary project you can produce something close to your heart and give it a voice. You get to make a film that reflects what is important to you.
This project is the pinnacle of your work on the course and provides the opportunity to respond creatively to an industry brief. Your final work here will be screened in our End of Year Show where your peers, parents and guardians will get to see the results of your hard work and dedication played on the big screen!
In this final assessment, you will bring together all of the work you have completed and build a showreel and website that effectively promotes you. You will learn how to market yourself on social media and how to maintain your professional profile.
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:
- A range of broadcast quality video cameras
- Professional grip and lighting gear
- State of the art 4K TV studio and gallery
- Green screen studio
- Mac and PC computer suites
- Adobe Creative Cloud inc. Premiere Pro
- Apple Final Cut Pro X
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.
As part of the course, students are given access to a week of bespoke activities during Industry Week where a host of industry guest speakers gather for talks, lectures and workshops with students. Past guests have included:
- Director Shane Meadows
- BAFTA winner Vicky McClure
- SB:TV’s Jamal Edwards
- The Inbetweeners star Lydia Rose-Bewley
- Film and TV editor Richard Graham
- Screenwriter Russell.T.Davies
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“We all helped each other out, made some great films, learned a lot in the process – and even had a laugh watching the films back in the cinema room.”
Continue your studies
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:
- Camera operator
- Production assistant