NSCG | Level 3 Extended Diploma in Film, TV and Creative Media…
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Course overview

You will:

Plan and produce a series of moving image productions, including music videos, experimental films, adverts, documentaries, as well as having the opportunity to work on a feature length film.

Develop skills within industry standard post production platforms for both video editing, motion graphics and VisualFx.

Learn industry standard image manipulation techniques and apply these to both static and moving graphics such as film posters, BluRay wraps, social-media publicity materials and digital streaming launch screens.

Develop ideas from conception through to completion of the finished project.

Identify a range of employment opportunities across the sectors alongside developing an understanding of audience engagement strategies.


Whilst on this course you will have the opportunity to learn a range of production skills in cinematography, lighting and sound recording, as well as learning a range of software packages including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop & Audition.
All students on the programme will participate in trips and visits which may include cinema visits, film festivals, location tours and production studios. You will also take part in live briefs and undertake work experience with appropriate employers in both years of the programme, which range from local organisations to recording footage at music festivals.

What else do I need to know?

All students on the programme will participate in trips and visits which may include cinema visits, film festivals, location tours and production studios. You will also take part in live briefs and undertake work experience with appropriate employers in both years of the programme, which range from local organisations to recording footage at music festivals.

On successful completion of this course, you will graduate from NSCG Stafford College with an Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice.

Watch the video to hear current students talking about the course https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wXIe3KG5io

What are the entry requirements?

Usually four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects that are relevant to the course you’d like to study, including Maths and/or English. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and Maths and English at appropriate levels.

How is it assessed?

The course consists of two independent years of study, each featuring two units of practical coursework. Progression to year 2 is dependant on high levels of attendance and a good professional attitude to hand ins and quality of work. Tasks and projects are designed to give you the research, practical and communication skills needed to progress in the industry in future. Areas and topics covered will include practical work, written reports, presentations and vlogs.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

You can progress on to study Film, Media, Television, Marketing or Visual Effects at University or apply for the HNC in Digital Content Creation at the College. You can sign up to a higher level apprenticeship or seek employment in the creative media production industry as a runner, camera operator, production assistant, junior editor, marketer or researcher.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact James Nicholls, Course Leader, by emailing: james.nicholls@nscg.ac.uk

Instagram: nscg_createmedia

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