What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 3 Film and Television Production (Double)
The course is divided into two assessment units with one unit being covered per year and the assessment weighted towards the second year component when you have developed your technical skills and knowledge.
In year one you will cover assessment unit A ‘Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills’ which comprises A1 ‘Skills Development’ and A2 ‘Creative Project’.
Two of the three college terms will be spent focussing on A1 with learners encouraged to explore a range of techniques and styles through a series of student-led mini-projects. You will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of moving image formats including single-camera film, music video, documentary, visual effects, and animation. This unit encourages students to experiment and learn through making mistakes and as such not all of the work produced is submitted for your final grade. Instead, a portfolio of your best evidence is collated at the end of the year.
The third college term will be devoted to A2 and will allow you to complete a larger scale final year project completely of your design. This allows you to devote time to an area of film and TV that interests you the most.
In year two you will cover assessment unit B ‘Advancing Creative Practice’ which comprises B1 Personal Progression and B2 Creative Industry Response.
B1 will encourage you to explore your next steps by researching apprenticeships, universities, and employment. You will also be required to produce an industry-standard CV, cover letter, and showreel so that you have a package of materials to support your future career upon completion of your BTEC studies.
The majority of your time will be spent on B2 which will require you to employ your skills in response to an industry brief, create a proposal, and apply advanced skills to carry it out from concept to completion.
Students are required to purchase an SD card to capture and store their footage. This should be a class 10 card and at least 64 GB of storage space.
Students will require a pair of ears/headphones for use during editing sessions.
There is no requirement to purchase any camera equipment or software, however, some past students have done so. Your subject teacher will be able to advise you on this during enrolment/induction if this applies to you.
We invite guest speakers such as the British Board of Film Classification and local employers to the college to speak regularly. We also encourage past students to return to college so that you can see where the course can lead and be inspired in your next steps. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to partake in trips to film festivals, Bradford Media Museum, and a trip to London including a visit to Warner Brothers studios. Work experience opportunities are offered throughout the two years with learners crewing on external projects such as music festivals and corporate videos for companies such as WestAir Flying School and Fleetwood Town Football Club.