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Media Production Foundation Degree (FDA)

Tresham College Media Level 3


Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA) (Part time)

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.

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Course information

Entry requirements

You will need:

48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification


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.

Course content

You will study the following units:

Level 4 (Year 1)

  • Create a production (video production and editing)
  • Film studies (film theory and practical video production)
  • Skills development (academic skills)
  • Ways of seeing (visual language deconstruction)

Level 5 (Year 2)

  • Media employment (exploring career paths)
  • Production design (practical film, prop, costume making)
  • TV and film documentary (practical video production)
  • Write to direct (scriptwriting).
Assessment methods

You will be assessed through completing project brief-based assignments.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 19/09/2023
Type: HE
Length: 4 years
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s): 1:15pm - 8:00pm
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Fees: £3,083.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.