FdA Moving Image - Full Time

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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHFCM1
Tutor Kate Mapes

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)


UCAS Code: W6P3



Please note that the course title is in the process of being changed. The new title will be FdA Digital Filmmaking.


This course has been developed to equip students with the relevant creative and production skills for working in both broadcast television and within the multi-channel networks of the future.


The ethos of the course is ensure that students are equipped with the appropriate skills in order to work in the developing media industry. To ensure this all the students work with television, media and advertising clients to help develop their professional skills.


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The course has been designed based on current moving image industry practice which underpins the student’s evolving creative identity. Assignments focus on a wide range of moving image genres; documentary, factual programming, advertising, scriptwriting and visual storytelling.


Year one explores the technical and creative skills of moving image production, research and process. The second year explores the nature of the industry, developing the professional skills and creative abilities necessary to prepare for the workplace. This will include a range of client/industry led ‘live’ briefs.


Alumni include Emmy Award winning film-maker Adam Wood.


Course Reviews


"I am a TV advertising producer and I recently had the pleasure of meeting and working with your second year students on the FDA Moving Image course when I was invited by Kate Mapes to set them a real brief.


I challenged the students to come up with ideas and then to create short idents that could be used for promotional purposes. The challenge I set reflected actual briefs that I have received over the years.


After 20 years in the media business I think this sort of task is invaluable for students to get hands on practical experience and will put them ahead of their peers in terms of knowledge. I specialise in advertising but the skills your FDA Moving Image students are learning will enable them to springboard into a wide range of careers in TV, Advertising, Film or Photography.


It would be my advice that you continue to develop this involvement between students and businesses into the future, if only more education facilities did so, the young people I meet entering the industry would be better equipped.


The students were focused and professional in their work ethic and attitudes and the results impressed me so much I’ve decided to use their videos on my social media feeds."


Kate Myers
Co-Founder, HERO



"Have been completely bowled over by the quality and originality of the student's work on the FdA in Moving Image course. We are proud to work with Kate Mapes and her students, and pleased to include their impressive content on our new city TV channel, Latest TV, broadcasting to Brighton, Hove, Adur, Worthing area. We highly recommend this course to all students considering pursuing digital media and filmmaking further."
Angi Mariani
Latest TV


“I was impressed with how the FdA Creative Media students grasped the brief we gave them to produce an engaging, people focused film about working at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We asked the them to showcase the local area as a place to come and live and work. Within five weeks the students researched, scripted, filmed (at a time of year when the weather was very poor) and edited a four minute film which we will now use in staff recruitment campaigns. They did a very good, professional job.”
Dan Charlton
Director of Communications, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Student Successes

 

Course Content

Year 1


  • Materials and Methods – This modules focus is to provide you with a range of broadcast television and internet based knowledge and technical skills for moving image production.
  • Creative Processes – This module explores how an idea is developed, researched and pitched to industry. It addresses the importance of creativity and idea development in the television, internet and media industries
  • Digital Design – This module introduces you to industry standard digital software packages that will enable you to diversify and present your work on digital platforms to a professional level
  • Cultural and Supporting Studies – This module is designed to inform and challenge, embedding study skills and a body of knowledge involving relationships between aspects of media, design, art, culture, technology and related philosophies.
  • Creative Studies - This module uses the technical and production skills developed by you in previous modules to create a new and innovative moving image outcome.
  • Professional Studies – In this module you will produce moving image outcomes that reflect current techniques within the television, internet and media industries. This unit will help you gain a better understanding of the responsibilities and skills of a moving image practitioner.
  • Minor Project – The Minor Project allows you to focus on your own self-initiated work


Year 2


  • Professional Practice Briefs – This module consists of five consecutive five week projects. Each brief is set by industry professionals and a is a ‘live’ professional brief
  • Professional Practice – This module engages you with the professional world. You will explore career opportunities and devise a strategy to enable you to be successful within your chosen production area
  • Cultural and Supporting Studies – This module is designed to enable you to examine an area of research that explores relationships between media, design, art, culture, technology and industry.
  • Final Major Project – This module engages you in the development of a significant moving image production for your portfolio or showreel.












Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which includes the possibility of a period of work experience.


See Programme Specification...

Entry Requirements

Interview and Portfolio


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
- A Levels – with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including relevant subjects Media/Photography/Film Studies/English and Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design)
- Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Mature students from a variety of different backgrounds with relevant experience would also be considered.


Individual offers may vary.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Progression/Career Path

On successful completion of the course, students may progress to the one year top-up BA (Hons) degree in Creative Media (Moving Image), employment or freelance work. Careers may include Researcher/Assistant Producer/Producer/Director in television, advertising and the internet Postgraduate study.

What Past Students Say

Martin Turrell directed a short documentary about Bungalow Town, which gave an insight into both the early film industry based there and the community that grew up around it. It was broadcast on Latest TV in September 2015.


"Making the Bungalow Town documentary was an incredible experience in gaining a broadcast credit before leaving university. It gave me the opportunity to explore the history of my hometown and meet some of the people who had fascinating stories to share whilst allowing me to develop factual filmmaking skills and learn the conventions. It was one of my favourite projects I have done so far." Martin Turrell


Alex Mowbray and Robert Spence have been busy working with Hero the advertising company who is one of our clients on number of different adverts:


“Working with Hero media has been a fantastic opportunity and experience providing me with an insight into the world of advertising production and what makes it work.” Alex Mowbray


Dariusz Starosciak has spent the summer filming with BMusic, a Brighton based production company that creates music television:


“During the summer I have been doing work experience with BMusic. I've been involved in the production of the Noise Reel programme for Latest TV and have been filming at various festivals throughout the summer, including Shakedown Festival, Together the People , Breakout and Mamothfest. During these production I have learnt loads about programme making and have made lots of useful contacts.” Dariusz Starosciak

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Course Content

Year 1


  • Materials and Methods – This modules focus is to provide you with a range of broadcast television and internet based knowledge and technical skills for moving image production.
  • Creative Processes – This module explores how an idea is developed, researched and pitched to industry. It addresses the importance of creativity and idea development in the television, internet and media industries
  • Digital Design – This module introduces you to industry standard digital software packages that will enable you to diversify and present your work on digital platforms to a professional level
  • Cultural and Supporting Studies – This module is designed to inform and challenge, embedding study skills and a body of knowledge involving relationships between aspects of media, design, art, culture, technology and related philosophies.
  • Creative Studies - This module uses the technical and production skills developed by you in previous modules to create a new and innovative moving image outcome.
  • Professional Studies – In this module you will produce moving image outcomes that reflect current techniques within the television, internet and media industries. This unit will help you gain a better understanding of the responsibilities and skills of a moving image practitioner.
  • Minor Project – The Minor Project allows you to focus on your own self-initiated work


Year 2


  • Professional Practice Briefs – This module consists of five consecutive five week projects. Each brief is set by industry professionals and a is a ‘live’ professional brief
  • Professional Practice – This module engages you with the professional world. You will explore career opportunities and devise a strategy to enable you to be successful within your chosen production area
  • Cultural and Supporting Studies – This module is designed to enable you to examine an area of research that explores relationships between media, design, art, culture, technology and industry.
  • Final Major Project – This module engages you in the development of a significant moving image production for your portfolio or showreel.












Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which includes the possibility of a period of work experience.


See Programme Specification...

Entry Requirements

Interview and Portfolio


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:


- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in an appropriate subject
- A Levels – with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including relevant subjects Media/Photography/Film Studies/English and Foundation Studies Diploma in Art & Design)
- Access Diploma in related subject
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Mature students from a variety of different backgrounds with relevant experience would also be considered.


Individual offers may vary.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Progression/Career Path

On successful completion of the course, students may progress to the one year top-up BA (Hons) degree in Creative Media (Moving Image), employment or freelance work. Careers may include Researcher/Assistant Producer/Producer/Director in television, advertising and the internet Postgraduate study.

What Past Students Say

Martin Turrell directed a short documentary about Bungalow Town, which gave an insight into both the early film industry based there and the community that grew up around it. It was broadcast on Latest TV in September 2015.


"Making the Bungalow Town documentary was an incredible experience in gaining a broadcast credit before leaving university. It gave me the opportunity to explore the history of my hometown and meet some of the people who had fascinating stories to share whilst allowing me to develop factual filmmaking skills and learn the conventions. It was one of my favourite projects I have done so far." Martin Turrell


Alex Mowbray and Robert Spence have been busy working with Hero the advertising company who is one of our clients on number of different adverts:


“Working with Hero media has been a fantastic opportunity and experience providing me with an insight into the world of advertising production and what makes it work.” Alex Mowbray


Dariusz Starosciak has spent the summer filming with BMusic, a Brighton based production company that creates music television:


“During the summer I have been doing work experience with BMusic. I've been involved in the production of the Noise Reel programme for Latest TV and have been filming at various festivals throughout the summer, including Shakedown Festival, Together the People , Breakout and Mamothfest. During these production I have learnt loads about programme making and have made lots of useful contacts.” Dariusz Starosciak

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website: