From storyboarding to advanced post-production effects – and everything in between – if you want to spend your life behind the camera, this is a two year diploma that covers everything you’ll need to know.
The course has been designed in conjunction with industry professionals to give you a solid understanding of the production and post-production processes used within film and television. It covers a wide spectrum of contemporary broadcast output, including television programmes, commercials, music videos and feature films.
The course starts with the basics in year one, from storyboarding and scriptwriting, right through to working with professional broadcast equipment and industry standard software. In the first year you will create your first broadcast standard pieces and start building your all-important portfolio.
In the second year, you will develop your production skills while learning advanced processes such as motion tracking, complex camera work, and sophisticated lighting techniques. The course also includes your official Avid and Apple certifications.
You will find yourself working on real life industry briefs, working in collaboration with audio and animation students and producing finished content to the highest professional standards in our world-class facilities.
All teaching is done by experienced professionals who understand exactly what the industry demands from newcomers. Our tutors are all involved in commercial work outside of teaching and encourage you to get involved with real world projects too, so you leave the course with a truly impressive portfolio.
This course starts from first principles, so is ideally suited to anyone with a real passion for film and TV who wants to enter the industry. The second year develops your skills to an advanced, professional level, and is therefore suited to first year graduates, degree postgraduates and those with some relevant experience or education who want to advance their knowledge.
Our TV & Film diploma is highly regarded in the industry and you can be confident that this qualification will give you the skills and expertise needed to excel in a variety of industry roles. You will leave the course equipped with the essential skills needed in both production and post-production. Successful students have used this course as their first step to becoming directors, producers, editors, camera operators, lighting technicians, colourists, as well as independent filmmakers and production freelancers.
Awards: Futureworks TV and Film Production Diploma PLUS Avid Certification
Duration: Two years, part-time
Time:Two-days per week, 7pm to 10pm
Futureworks Studios is our large, practical filming space located at MediaCityUK. It can be adapted for any film requirement - whether creating a studio, building sets, using the large green screen or working in the motion capture studio. It is truly impressive creative space which will allow you to bring your projects to life. You will also be taught in our purpose-built computer labs, with fully loaded workstation. Practical time also takes place in our range of edit suites and post production studios. If you need to take some time out, you can chill in the Futureworks lounge, or head to one of Manchester's many eating and drinking venues.
You will take part in a mix of informative lectures and workshops combined with both guided and independent practical activity. There is a major focus on practical projects, many of which are run collaboratively with students on other professional series courses and are based around "live" briefs. In addition, students are invited to participate in any commercial sessions held at Futureworks. The tuition is enhanced by regular guest lectures from industry experts.
All Futureworks tutors are experienced professionals. As well as your main tutors, you will have regular lectures and workshops from carefully chosen visiting tutors with specialisms in certain techniques.
Assessment comprises a series of real-world projects, which are marked according to industry specifications, and mapped to Skillset National Occupational Standards. Apple, Avid and Digidesign Certification is assessed by online examination.
Successful graduates will achieve Futureworks TV & Film Production Certificate (1 year) or Diploma (2 years), in addition to Avid certification. You will also leave with an impressive Showreel, finished to commercial standard, which will showcase a wide range of film, editing and post production techniques.
£9125. You can pay in a single payment or by monthly installments of £365.
Fees for our Diploma, Foundation and Fast-track courses vary from course to course.
Fee information for each programme is available in the Useful Info section of individual course pages, and are also included in the Futureworks Prospectus.