Benefit from the expertise and contacts of our professionally trained tutors.

Take a lead role in developing your media career by choosing The Bedford College Group. You will need natural talent, dedication, determination and resilience and we will help you build confidence in areas such as expression, team work and communication.

Our Media departments have superb facilities to develop your creative ambitions  including our film editing suites and TV studios.

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Part-time courses

For more details about our Part-time courses please use the links below:

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Courses we offer

Level 2 Study Programme

Media Production Intermediate Level 2 (offered at Bedford College and Tresham College)

Level 3 Study Programme

Media Production Advanced Level 3 (offered at Bedford College and Tresham College)

FdA

Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA) Level 5 (offered at Bedford College and Tresham College)

BA (Hons)

Media Production BA (Hons) (top-up from FdA) (offered at Bedford College only)

Entry requirements

Level 2 Study Programme

Duration: One year
• 3 GCSEs 9–3 or A*–D including English and ideally maths OR
• Relevant Level 1 Diploma with Level 1 Functional Skills AND
• Produce a 250–300 word review of a film or TV show to be presented at interview

Duration: Two years
• 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 or A*–G ideally including English and ideally maths with a keen interest in music and evidence of previous musical study

Level 3 Study Programme

Duration: Two years
• 4 GCSEs grades 9–4 or A*–C including English and ideally maths OR
• Creative Media Production Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills Level 2 AND
• Produce a 250–300 word review of a film or TV how and a 250–300 word analysis of a recent news story to be presented at interview

FdA
  • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
  • 32-48 UCAS points from Media or Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification.

We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if you do not meet the criteria stated.

Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. Practical examples will need to be sent before the interview and this should be arranged with the interviewer. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing practical artefacts, e.g. short films, music videos, adverts.

BA (Hons)

To begin this course you will need to have successfully completed a Level 5 FdA in Media Production or HND in Media Production.

Mature students

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered on relevant work experience rather than qualifications.

What will I be doing?

Course Content

Level 2 Study Programme Overview

This study programme will give you digital media production skills and media industry knowledge including planning, organising and producing various digital media products such as short films, adverts and written articles. You will develop knowledge of the ownership and function of modern media and apply this knowledge  in a vocational context to your project work.

Level 3 Study Programme Overview

This study programme will give you the chance to engage with both practical and theoretical aspects of media production, gaining useful filmmaking skills and developing your knowledge of the media industry. Key areas you will study include planning, organising, shooting and editing short films and music videos.

FdA Overview

This course will provide you with a range of practical skills in media production, increasing your understanding of issues concerned with the media industry and encouraging your personal and professional development. You will be able to undertake work placements and use our onsite production and training environment to give you realistic training and experience to help with your studies. During the course you will also have the opportunity to work on live projects with real clients.

BA (Hons) Overview

The course emphasises the production process and related current research. Media production is influenced by many cultural, economic and political factors; you will study these factors, together with the history of the media, so you can make really effective, powerful media products that connect with their target audiences. Students will be able to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Media Production. They will develop a portfolio of self-devised production work which they will be able to use to gain employment within the creative industries. Students work very closely with staff when developing ideas and projects.

Course Structure & Expectations

Course Structure
Your full-time Further Education course will consist of a study programme. This means that alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills. In short, your study programme will provide you with:

  • A nationally-recognised qualification
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Our Higher Education programmes can be studied either full-time for two days per week or part-time one day per week. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study.

Expectations

  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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