• Photography and Media

    NPA Digital Media with Film-making (level 5)

  • Local Authority

    East/North/South Ayrshire

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday 2pm–4pm

    Duration: 1 Year

Who is the Course for

Wannabe Film/TV writers, radio producers, boom operators, directors, key grips, camera operators, gaffers, editors or even assistant editors!

Anyone with a view to making a career in the media, with the primary focus on film, TV and radio. This course is a great mix of theory to focus your knowledge and practical projects to hone your technical and team working skills.

What is the Course About

Building media knowledge and your ability to critically analyse media. You’ll look at video and audio production, challenging your technical and critical ability, through practical projects. Developing skills and knowledge that can be built upon to drive you on through further work, study and practice, building your confidence, potential and desire to work in the highly competitive world of media production.

What do I Need

Life, energy, creativity, an innate ability to press buttons, but more importantly a desire to do so…and 4 National 4s or equivalent. English is a desirable qualification, particularly if you are looking to progress onto one of our other full-time media courses.

A place on the course is subject to an interview process where you’ll get the opportunity to show us exactly why you should be on the course and learning all about media production. You be working primarily in groups and so a strong commitment and excellent attendance is essential.

How will I be Assessed

Assessment will be continuous throughout the run of the course and undertaken by various means: Project based video and sound production, with presentations, production paperwork and written reports – all the good stuff. NO EXAMS!!!

Next Steps

This course would be a perfect lead into our Lvl6 Film and Broadcasting course that further develops your creative skills and practice. From there you can potentially move onto our HNC Media Analysis and Production course and on into employment or Higher Education.

What do current students say?

I enjoy working in groups; I like the people and the tasks we do; we get to film with professional equipment; Being able to work with others in group projects makes it more fun.

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