Film and TV Production FdA

Film and TV Production FdA

This Foundation Degree will train you in professional aspects of television and film production.

Course Information

  • Course Type University Level
  • Subject Area Media and Film
  • Qualification Foundation Degree (FdA, FdEng, FdSc)
  • Study Mode: Full time or Part time
  • Course Level Level 5
  • Location Centre for Creative Industries
  • Course Length This is a 2 year, full time programme or three year, part time programme.
  • Start Date September Yearly
  • Day Three days a week
  • Fee Full time - £7,495 or Part time - £4,997
  • Reduced Fee See below
  • Course Code P311 FdA/TP

This foundation degree will train you in professional aspects of television and film production. You will work mainly in production teams, making programmes and discussing issues that relate to moving image production. This will mean engagement with live events, reality TV, documentary, drama, news and magazine based programming. An essential aspect of the programme is learning how to manage large projects and work effectively in a team. Assessment in by coursework – there are no exams.

We have strong links with major employers such as the NHS and Exeter City Football Club and you may have opportunities to work with them to create training and promotional videos, gaining real experience of working in the TV, film and promotional video industry. Industry practitioners contribute to the programme; for example production companies Two Four Productions and Reflected Eye Media.

Work experience can be arranged through major broadcasters and media production companies in the South West.

You will study the following modules:

Year 1:

  • Magazine and promotional TV
  • Technologies
  • Contextual studies 1
  • Professional practice 1
  • Factual based TV
  • Creative film and TV

Year 2:

  • Factual TV and film production 2
  • Contextual studies 2
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Independent study or elective option
  • Creative Film and TV Production 2

Click here view the Programme Quality Handbook for this course

Entry Requirements

You will need 64 UCAS tariff points (minimum) from AS, A Level or AVCE programmes, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate – grades MPP/MM, GNVQ Advanced, an appropriate NVQ at Level 3, an Access qualification or other qualifications or experience deemed equivalent to the above. Experience of work may also be considered to gain entry to this programme. GCSE English is required at grade C (or 4) or above (or equivalent O Level).


There is a professional TV studio (3 camera) and a range of digital video cameras/edit suites and light/sound equipment for you to use. Links are established with the Phoenix Media centre in Exeter to enable further use of professional resources. You will have access to a learning resource centre and library services at the University of Plymouth.

Additional Costs

Residential to Paris or other European destination (optional) costing approx £350.

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