This Foundation Degree has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable you to play a significant role in the rapidly expanding digital media industries, with a particular focus on film and photography. At the end of your course, you will be capable of producing high-quality short films, screenplays and photographs, as well as embracing an understanding of critical and historical traditions in these disciplines.
During your studies you will consider a variety of production practices, including digital filmmaking, screenwriting and digital photography. You will also be developing professionally focused research skills, as well as pre and post-production techniques. The history of film and photography will also be considered, where you will learn the theoretical approaches to understanding and evaluating these forms of media.
You will have access to the latest industry-standard equipment and software, and the skills you develop on the course will be directly transferable to employment opportunities within the creative media sector. Throughout this course you will be encouraged to develop a critical and reflective approach to your own practice, enabling you to adapt and grow as an independent practitioner. Upon completion, you will have developed both technical and transferable skills, which could lead to a range of careers within this dynamic and evolving sector.
During this course you will explore contemporary themes through the generation of ideas for still and moving image, which will include location and studio work for drama, documentary, portraiture, digital imagery and post-production. All of our teaching team have direct industry experience and enjoy strong links with current practitioners, and can provide invaluable insight into working practice for you. Teaching and learning is delivered through practical workshops, visits, lectures and seminars. You will have the opportunity to contribute to live projects, enabling you to engage with interesting and exciting productions within a realistic working context. There is also a wide range of enrichment opportunities, with residential film shoots, industrial visits and educational trips overseas.
Ucas Code: 28P3
Award: FdA awarded by Plymouth University
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree you may progress to the final year of the BA (Hons) Media Arts or BA (Hons) TV Arts courses at Plymouth University. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Upon completion, you will have developed both technical and transferable skills, which could lead to a range of careers within this dynamic and evolving sector.
"Whilst studying my foundation degree I learned a massive amount about the creative aspect of video production, as well as the business side of things. It also gave me the skills I needed to go self-employed, and helped me start my own business."Jon Palfrey
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