City of Bristol College

FdA Film and Media Production

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Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Concepts and Contexts 1 (COBC1103)

      Students will study a variety of texts from different media forms and genres. They will examine the key debates and issues surrounding the media industry and the critical concepts and principles underlying the analysis of media texts. Where appropriate they will do so in collaboration with outside agencies.

    • Multiplatform Production (COBC1161)

      This module will enhance students understanding of the different platforms available for their work and the likely audiences associated with those platforms. Students will be taught practical skills needed to deliver media assets across a range of digital platforms. Students will undertake research into the area of multiplatform production before formulating their own ideas.

    • Video Recording Techniques (COBC1174)

      Students will learn how to record video material using professional standard film and audio recording equipment. They will utilise appropriate microphones to recording techniques appropriate to location filming and foley sound. The will also study underlying concepts and principles relating to different genres of film-making.

    • Video Post Production Techniques (COBC1175)

      This module will explore the different techniques available to enhance edited material such as grading. It will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to select the technique most suitable for meeting production requirements.

    • Narrative Techniques (DMP101)

      Students will study the narrative techniques used in a range of contemporary media products such as ob docs, soap operas, pod casts and format TV. Students will use these diverse texts as models to develop their ideas and storytelling skills, producing short narrative pieces suitable for multiplatform delivery.

    • Factual Production (with video or radio outcome) (DMP106)

      Students will analyse a variety of factual programmes before going on to create their own short factual piece. They will be given support with ideas creation and development, research techniques, moral and legal issues and production management. The product will contain multiplatform elements.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Advanced Video and Audio Techniques (COBC2108)

    • Concepts and Contexts 2 (DMP202)

      Students will further explore media forms and genres and will undertake their own research into the debates and issues surrounding the media and apply critical concepts and principles to the analysis of media texts. Their findings will be presented in seminars, discussions, written responses and presentations. Where appropriate this will be done in collaboration with outside agencies.

    • Individual Project: Pre-production (DMP203)

      Each student will research and develop, with the approval of the module leader, an idea for an individual project. It must be for a substantial piece of work that brings together much of the learning the student has undertaken over the course and have multiplatform elements.

    • Individual Project: Production and Post Production (DMP204)

      In this module the idea proposed and developed in DMP203 will be realised into a final piece demonstrating the students skill and expertise in their chosen area of specialism.

    • Community Liaison Production (DMP206)

      In collaboration with outside agencies, students will gain experience of working in a professional environment with real clients in a community setting. Students will collaborate with local people to find ways of using aspects of media and multimedia to address issues such as healthy eating, sustainability and the environment.

    Optional modules

    • Drama Production (with video or radio outcome) (DMP207)

      Working in small groups, with each member taking on a specific role, students will have the opportunity to create a short piece of original drama. The piece may be scripted or improvised in collaboration with the performers and will have multiplatform elements.

    • Multi Camera Studio Production (DMP208)

      Students will be given the opportunity to learn professional studio practice in a multi camera setting. To underpin this, they will analyse existing studio programmes, consider the advantages and limitations of formatted production and, in a group or groups, develop and produce a studio production.

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.
Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email
Our partnership with City of Bristol 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 City of Bristol College

One of the largest colleges in the UK, we offer the widest range of career-focused, higher education courses in the area. With most of our courses based in our dedicated University Centre, you’ll enjoy expert tuition and a supportive learning environment.
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