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Creative Media Post Production & Special Effects Level 3
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Creative & Digital 
Course Code:
HFDMT1V 
 
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-C (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language with D in maths.
 
 

Creative Media Post Production & Special Effects Level 3

This course will suit you if you wish to gain an understanding of the processes that film and television productions go through before they hit the screens. Post-production involves editing, colour grading, special effects, audio design and final mastering.


Key Units

Starting with the basics of film production you will be given the opportunity to edit your own films, you will then learn about the production of both digital and physical special effects. You will design your own special effects and apply them to your films, learning about 3D design and modelling and green screen production. In addition students will be given the opportunity to complete the post-production and effects for other works produced professionally for TV broadcast. Audio post-production, including audio effects and soundtrack production, are also vital skills that you will develop whilst studying on the course.

Over the two-year programme, Level 3 Extended Diploma students will complete 13 units of study. In year 1 you will be introduced to a broad range of skills. This will then give you the opportunity to develop a more independent route in the second year. All of your studies will be supported by related theoretical studies that make up an important component of the course.



Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-C (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language with D in maths.


Assessment

BTEC Creative Media courses are assessed by course work. You will have set assessment tasks but there are no formal exams.


Where does this Lead

Your next step could be to university/higher education courses such as our own Foundation Degree in Media Production, or to a wide variety of degree courses across the UK.
Future career opportunities could include working in post-production, special effect, 3D modelling or audio production for film and TV. Any other Information.


Tell Me More

Qualification Title: 
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production which is accepted for entry to university and attracts UCAS Tariff points equivalent to 3 A levels
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production which is accepted for entry to university and attracts UCAS Tariff points equivalent to 2 A levels.

Check ucas.com for more details about university entry and UCAS tariff points.

What else will I gain? 
The department has many close links with the broadcast and creative industries. The majority of all projects that you work on will be targeted for broadcast or competition entry. As well as this you will be given the opportunity to produce a short horror film on a department residential trip to Whitby. 

Why study this course at The Sheffield College? 
You will learn from highly qualified and experienced staff with a range of academic and professional media experience. The course will be based in the new building at Hillsborough College. You will have access to purpose built facilities including a TV studio, video and audio suites and professional production equipment.


Extra Costs

There is a £35 studio fee that will enable you access to all of the necessary materials for each year of the course. Course enrichment activities can include trips, visits and sessions by guest speakers to help broaden your studies whilst on the course. You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips and anything else you need to buy for your course.