- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- Start date: September 2018
- UCAS code: P311
- Institutional code: H65
This Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Art & Design Studies, Design Investigation, Specialism Skills and Drawing and Image Communication, giving you the opportunity to explore a range of design practices before progressing to Year One of the Foundation Degree in your chosen specialism.
This course has been created to support and nurture creative talent and will go on to provide you with the practical skills that are lacking in the industry. Modules have been developed to tackle the gaps employers have identified in specific areas and, as such, you will create projects for local businesses from within the University Centre and in the workplace.
You will be provided with training in camera, sound, lighting, post-production and production management with particular emphasis on factual and narrative film and corporate media production. You will have full access to professional cameras, film and sound equipment and the latest Apple Mac computers equipped with editing software. Working on a variety of productions including short film, documentary, educational, promotional and experimental video, you will experience working to ‘live’ client briefs, budgets and deadlines.
Taking part in ‘live’ project briefs commissioned by local companies, with fixed production deadlines will nurture skills and experience directly relevant to your career development. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a media related employer. Previous employers have included Mersey Mirror, Keyhole Productions, Papertwin and The Climbing Hangar.
Teaching staff on the course have substantial experience of working in the media industry and continue to work in the media production sector.