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Film and Television Production Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2024 and will be completed in two years.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English and Maths
  • A genuine enthusiasm for multi media production


You will achieve

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Film and Television, Creative Media Production and Technology

Course overview

The creative industries film and TV sector is an exciting place to be, producing around 200 feature films each year generating 16.4% of global box office revenue. From indie TV classics like ‘This is England’ to worldwide franchises like Harry Potter.

This course is for you if you are a budding film maker and want to develop high levels of creative and practical, organisational and analytical skills making professional standard films, television programmes, music videos and online content.

You will develop theoretical knowledge in codes and conventions and audience demographics research, giving you the underpinning knowledge to plan, film and edit digital short films, live TV programmes and outside broadcasts. This course is ideal for you if you are interested in roles like director, producer and camera operator.

Course content

You will gain an understanding of how the industry works, learning theoretically about audience demographics, codes and conventions. You will learn the latest techniques for producing exciting film and TV content, with access to purpose built single and multi-camera facilities within the College.
You will develop skills in editing, writing, camera operating and directing as you undertake a range of roles. Throughout the course you will use your imagination to write, plan and produce media in a range of genres from documentaries to short films all whilst working collaboratively in production teams.
As part of your course you will study the following units:

  • Developing technologies within TV and Film
  • Short film production
  • Promotional video production
  • Film and contextual studies
  • Live TV broadcast using a state-of-the-art TV Studio
  • Audio in TV adverts

You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.

All equipment will be provided.

This course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry.
After successful completion of this course you could progress onto a Higher Education programme in the Creative Industries.

See what careers are available in the Media sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Film and Television Production Level 3 Full-time

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