Course overviewIf you’re looking for an exciting career in the workplaces of film, television or marketing, or the more contemporary and evolving workspaces of online content design and production, such as YouTube & social media, then this is the course for you. These industries are fast-paced and have a range of specialities, meaning you can pursue careers across a range of areas. These include research, development, planning, screenwriting, project management, production, editing, post-production, and distribution. You may choose to work in these areas within one of the specialist sectors such as film, TV, moving image, visual effects, motion graphics, journalism, social media, radio or marketing - just some of the destinations our former students have progressed to. This full time, two year course is perfect if you want to work in the screen industries.
Develop skills within industry standard post production platforms for both video and sound editing, motion graphics and VisualFx.
Plan and produce a series of digital media productions including: music videos, experimental films, chase scenes, soundscapes, adverts, documentaries, live TV shows, podcasts and scene recreations, as well as having the opportunity to work on a feature length film.
Learn industry standard image manipulation techniques and apply these to both static and moving graphics such as film posters, magazine layouts, social-media publicity materials, logos & website design, and digital streaming launch screens.
Explore and experience the various production phases, from idea conception, logistical planning, project management, technical and practical processes, choreography and capture. Through to post-production, promotion and distribution of the final outcome.
Identify a range of employment opportunities across the sectors alongside developing a personal portfolio and showreel, whilst gaining an awareness of audience engagement strategies
Whilst on this course you will have the opportunity to learn a range of production skills in cinematography, lighting and sound recording, as well as learning a range of software packages including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop & Audition.
What else do I need to know?All students on the programme will participate in a range of enrichment activities, such as the enriched cinema experiences, Alton Towers, film festivals, location and University tours, and visits to production studios. You will also take part in live client briefs and undertake work experience with appropriate employers in both years of the programme, which range from local organisations to capturing footage at music festivals.
On successful completion of this course, you will graduate from NSCG Stafford College with a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice.
Watch the video to hear current students talking about the course https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wXIe3KG5io
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College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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