The course incorporates 16mm film, digital video and sound and is designed to have an emphasis on experimental / art film and video, although all the assignment briefs are very open. Some projects are carried out in small groups but you are given the opportunity to develop your individual creativity whilst learning a range of technical skills. There is a contextual studies element to the course to provide theory and history to support your cinematic practice.
Our typical offer is 64 UCAS points from at least two relevant A levels, or equivalent such as BTEC level 3 diplomas, Scottish Highers, the Irish Leaving Certificate or the Welsh Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate
Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered
Maths and English GCSEs at grade C or above are also required
References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.
Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by completing a short written task that assesses their ability to respond to a media text in a critically evaluative way.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience:
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or level 6. For further information please visit our Credit Transfer page [link]. Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit.
Further information is available at our Accreditation of Prior/Recognition of Prior Learning page.
International Student Entry Requirements
Not currently offered to students requiring a Tier 4 visa – the courses available for Tier 4 students are https://kingston-college.ac.uk/international/academic-courses
The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark;
All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on e.g. practical write ups.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity. While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.
Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:
- Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
- Written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
- Academic writing (including how to reference)
- Research skills (in conjunction with the library)
- Critical thinking and understanding arguments
- Revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management)
Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.
Course Costs and Financial Support
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- Annual printing allowance
- BTEC registration fee (if applicable)
- Kit hire
- Adobe CC onsite license
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
- Additional printing over and above the annual allowance
- The cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.
- Adobe CC student license for home use
Careers and Progression
On completion of this course, you could expect to find employment as a:
- Film or TV director
- Film Editor
- Film or TV producer
- Production Manager
- Sound Designer
- Visual Effects Editor
- And many more
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