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Film and Television Production Foundation Degree - Full-time

Digital Media Comp

Course outline

This course has been developed in consultation with members of the local creative sector to give you the up-to-date skills demanded by current media employers.

You’ll become involved in national competitions, live briefs for employers and independent film productions within an award-winning department. You’ll be using our television production studio and working on live events at a number of key venues.

Previous students have had the opportunity to visit BBC and ITV Salford Quays, Pinewood Studios London, BBC Cardiff (home of Sherlock and Doctor Who), BBC East Midlands, Sony Digital Motion Picture Centre Europe at Pinewood and also study tours in Prague and Amsterdam. 

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the practical craft of filmmaking. 

In Year 1, you’ll gain a number of practical skills including, camera techniques, lighting, sound, editing and scriptwriting.

By Year 2, you’ll be able to specialise in your chosen area: film; or television. Both years are supported with appropriate theories of media and culture, and western cinematography.

You’ll work from a range of briefs set by industry partners, in co-operation with staff, in preparation for your career. 

Your second year ends with two substantial productions, which are either a short film (digitally shot), or a series of multi-camera television programmes.

Year 1 core modules include: 

  • pre-production and planning
  • camera and lighting workshop
  • sound for film and television
  • film and television studies
  • the cutting room
  • scriptwriting for film and television
  • documentary production
  • drama production
  • media law

Year 2 core modules include:

  • professional portfolio
  • post-production and VFX

Pathway modules include:


  • movements in cinema
  • music video production
  • short film


  • television industries
  • corporate video production
  • multicam and live production

You can view the full Course Specification here.

Next steps

Entry onto full-time course is via UCAS

Course codes:
Film and Television Production (Film): P456
Film and Television Production (Television): P455

Institution code: N30

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


Adams Building, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1NG


03 September 2018 - 26 June 2020

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

2018/19 fees are yet to be confirmed.


Film and Television Production Foundation Degree


2 years full-time

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • at least two A Levels at ‘A2’ 
  • a BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma 
  • International Baccalaureate

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at Level 2 or above in English Language and Maths.

Mature students with relevant experience and/or qualifications, including an Access to HE Diploma within a relevant area, are welcome to apply. 

You may be invited to attend an interview.

Teaching & assessment

Continuous assessment is through joint projects, industry work experience and individual assessments. There are no examinations.


After the course, you can expect to pursue a career in specialist areas within film or television production including camera operator, editor, producer and director of photography.

We offer a BA (Hons) Digital Media Design Top-up Degree, validated by Nottingham Trent University, which allows you to specialise further and develop  your enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

There are also other top-up degrees available here and throughout the country. 

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University


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