Media Production


Media Production

In the last few years there has been a 24% rise in jobs in this sector, due to the demand for more and more TV, film and digital content. Careers in this sector can cover anything from camera operators, to animators, to directors. The opportunity for progression is huge, with TV and film being one of the most globally dominating industries. The UK film sector contributes approximately £1.3bn to the economy, and has the third largest consumer market worldwide for filmed entertainment.

Course Information

  • Levels available 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref MEDIA
  • Location Chaffron Way Campus
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

Please Note: Due to overwhelming demand we are no longer accepting applications for Media Production Level 2 & 3. Please see here for courses available. 

From learning how to use industry standard film production equipment in our television production studio, to animation and drawing storyboards, you can expect to graduate as a well-rounded producer, director, and media specialist. Learning from tutors with extensive industry experience, you will gain the required studio skills in editing and recording sound and footage. You will gain skills in animation for media production, including coming up with concepts for storyboards. You will experience life in the industry first hand through work experience and visits to live studio based TV shows and Expos. You will also work on live projects commissioned by real employers.

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What's next?

You will gain many transferable skills throughout your course, meaning your next steps could lead you down many different paths. You could move on to study a higher education course, either at MK College, or at university. You could choose from TV production, animation, journalism, and many more. You could also seek an apprenticeship in the sector, meaning you’ll be able to earn a wage whilst still learning and gaining new qualifications. You could also use the contacts you’ve gained throughout your course to head straight into the industry, as a junior researcher, runner, or camera operator.

Is it for me?

Have you always had a fascination with media in its varied forms, from TV, to film, to digital? Are you creative and do you enjoy working with others? This broad based media course could be for you. It offers an introduction to a range of disciplines and practices from within the industry. You must have creative flair and a technical mind, as you will need to learn to use a variety of equipment to a high standard, and experiment with different editing styles and techniques. You must be able to work well in a team, adapting to take on different roles as required.

Units you will cover include:

  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Script writing
  • Research techniques
  • Contextual studies

These skills are developed over a series of projects that will allow you to learn and demonstrate a wide range of pre- production, production and post production skills. The projects will cover short films, documentaries, music videos and advertisements, giving you a wide range of skills in filming and editing techniques for different briefs. Utilizing the skills you will learn on the course we will support you in finding work experience that will allow you to demonstrate the skills you learn in a real life scenario.

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English and Maths.

16-18: N/A
19+: £2000
Overseas: £4000
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.

This is a full-time level Three course which gives you the option to study for one year to achieve the Diploma, or the Extended Diploma over the full two years.

You will learn the fundamentals skills of creative media production over a wide range of projects. You will work on the projects that are split into three stages – pre-production, production and post-production. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you will learn in your vocational sessions and workshops. You will work on a range of projects including fiction and non-fiction. In the first year will complete eight of the 14 Units. Units one to seven will build your confidence in developing your own products. Unit eight will give you the chance to develop your own product with the support of your tutors, allowing you to show your creativity.

When you progress to the second year, you will have the remaining six units to complete. This will have a focus on further development of those production skills, as well as preparing you for your next steps, this could be University, Apprenticeships or heading straight into industry.

There is a key focus on work experience in both years to ensure you develop employability skills and apply them in a real environment. We have a dedicated team to support you with work experience and opportunities for enhanced work experience opportunities where you will work with a company for a number of weeks.

Entry Requirement

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English.

16-18: N/A
19+: £7395
Advanced Learner Loan: £7395
Overseas: £7395
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.


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