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At a level of learning equivalent to Year 1 of three-year UK undergraduate (bachelor) degree courses, the program is an excellent gap-year option for college-bound and college students, and also ideally suited for those seeking comprehensive introductions to filmmaking for application in other careers or as a semi-professional or leisure pursuit.
In addition to the specific skills involved in the field, students gain an impressive array of transferable skills while developing a creative idea and seeing it through to completion, including research and project management skills, experience with current technology and the ability to reflect upon and critically analyze one’s own work – skills highly desirable in any sector.
Students study the following courses, all of which are mandatory:
- Filmmaking Entrepreneurship
- Cinematography and Camera Management
- Film and Video Editing
- Fiction Film Production
- Music Video Production
On completion, students may apply for advanced entry to the TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Media Production – Filmmaking Management (RQF). Graduates may also seek entry-level work in the industry as camera assistants, directors and production assistants, assistant editors, and lighting assistants.