FdA Film and Television Production

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

Why choose this course?

This programme aims to develop your creativity and skills in carrying out projects to meet the needs of clients and audiences. In addition the programme will provide you with:

  • The knowledge and skills to embark on a career in the creative and cultural industries;
  • opportunities for work-based learning and experience in the creative arts and cultural industries;
  • an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in two years of full-time study;
  • a progression route to the final year of appropriate honours degree programmes at the University of Hertfordshire.

What's the course about?

This course is available to UK/EU students only.

This two-year, full-time programme is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their creative and practical skills in media production to a very high level. Students will develop experience in their subject through learning about the skills processes and technologies associated with the media production industry, and put them into practice through a range of vocational projects. Students are given the opportunity to develop the skills needed to survive in the highly competitive world of film and television, as well as become aware of the business and contextual frameworks of the industry.

There will be a strong emphasis on innovative, industry linked work in all fields with students being asked to respond to briefs in a creative and considered way, evaluating their own work as they progress. On completion of the programme students will have a portfolio of five short films in areas of fiction, factual and entertainment. Visiting lecturers who are currently working in the industry will also be contributing to students' knowledge.

Progression routes

All progression routes outlined below are currently valid; however available progression will be updated on an annual basis in accordance with changes in UH provision.

Entry is to Level 6 contingent on successful completion of the FdA. Additional routes may be available to students at the time of FdA completion.

The FdA Film and Television Production offers articulated progression into the final year of the  BA (Hons) Film and Television Production at the University of Hertfordshire.

What will I study?

This programme addresses the thinking processes, attitudes and skills that are common to all creative activities. It provides a structure that enables you from a variety of starting points to develop your own creativity within a context provided by the industries and organisations that utilises this creativity.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, course work and practical assignments. Throughout you are encouraged to undertake independent study to consolidate your learning and to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the subject.

In addition, you will be exposed to the application of creative and cultural skills and knowledge in the workplace through work based learning. You will study work based learning modules in year one culminating in a work based learning project negotiated with an employer in year two.

Please note that some of the images and videos on our course pages may have been taken before social distancing rules in the UK came into force.