Weymouth College

FdA Creative Media Production

Study in the beautiful surroundings of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. You’ll find our students are some of the happiest in the country. Why? High quality teaching. Strong links with employers. Tuition fees considerably less than the university average. Plus, we also have a tremendous track record of placing our graduates in their chosen careers.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Understanding Visual Narratives (Theory 1) (WEYM1074)

      This module introduces a range of film discourses that chart the development of the medium, its characteristics, practitioners and practices, theories, and theoreticians, and where it sits today within the world of arts and technology. Elements of study will include representation, psychoanalysis and cinema, realism in film, understanding semiotics and an introduction to narrative theory.

    • Documentary Production (WEYM1075)

      Students examine a range of documentary productions. There is a focus on the relationship between subjects and filmmakers, style and audience expectation, claims to truth, and the theoretical justification of the documentary as a genre and artistic film movement. Students will study a range of theoretical and historical contexts, supported by practical workshops studying production contexts

    • Commercial Video Portfolio (Working with Clients) (WEYM1076)

      Working to a client’s brief students will engage in a range of commercial video genres and techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment with genre, production, and exhibition platform to suit their own preferences whilst not losing sight of the need to respond to audience expectations.

    • Location Drama Production (WEYM1077)

      This is a collaborative module in which media students work with others to produce a short location drama. Assessment focuses on key production management skills associated with location filming – interpersonal; communication; organisational and logistics, risk assessment etc. The script and finished product are secondary to the capability of the group to function as a self-contained production unit.

    • Working with Audio (WEYM1078)

      Students will examine the importance of sound design and explore ways in which they capture, edit, and integrate audio into a media project to enhance narrative, meaning and audience experience. They will be introduced to a range of audio hardware and software to deal with audio capture scenarios such as dialogue, foley and environmental capture. These techniques will be used to accompany a visual genre piece of work

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with Weymouth College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Weymouth College

Located in Dorset, we proudly hosted the epic sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games. Large enough to offer choice and diversity, we’re still small enough to welcome you as part of a friendly community.
Plymouth students working on a group project