Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for all film and TV enthusiasts who wish to indulge and expand their knowledge of the media industry. This popular course allows you to explore creative industries, experiment with modern technologies and develop your analytical and cultural awareness to set you up as a multi-skilled and savvy media expert of the future.

What does the course involve?

This course involves a good mixture of critical analysis and practical production. You will develop a coherent understanding of media forms. You will study the media sectors:
  • Video production
  • Television drama
  • Media industries
  • Online media

What makes this course special?

  • Excellent facilities at professional standard
  • Extensive progression routes
  • Full Creative Suite on Apple Mac computers
  • Residential trips
  • Opportunities to work on live briefs within the Media Academy
  • Bookable professional equipment and open access edit suites
  • Supportive staff with industry experience
  • Diverse and exciting curriculum

Placements/Work Placements

You have access to Media Academy where you can work on live briefs and with real clients. Many students have taken on additional work experience with the likes of Sky, ITV and the BBC.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English. 

There are no specific requirements for this subject but you will have to have an interest in all forms of media and in popular culture in general.

What are the assessment methods?

  • Written examination at the end of year 2
  • Practical assessment (coursework)

How long is the course?

Two years

What are the College attendance requirements?

Every week you will spend four and a half hours in taught lessons. You will be assigned work each week that will need to be completed in self-study hours at College or home.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

Additional costs for residential trips, such as our New York residential need to be paid.

What are the progression options?

The wide use of media and its transferability makes progression accessible. You will be able to persue higher education opportunities in media across a range of sectors. You can also remain at Bridgwater & Taunton College and study our FdA Media Production at the University Centre Somerset.  

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