(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.
"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."
"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."
“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.”
Director of Communications, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust