Film & Media Production
Film & Media Production
At The BRIT School we are passionate about all things media. The quality of British film, TV and radio production is highly regarded worldwide and they make a key contribution to the UK economy whilst at the same time adding to this country’s cultural richness. Within these industries there is a wide range of potential careers, from the creative, to the technical, and potential management roles. The skills that you will learn on our courses will prepare you for your first steps in an exciting and vibrant sector.
The UAL Extended Diploma Creative Media Production course has been designed to reflect both the film and broadcast industries. Using industry standard hardware, including a range of cameras and our own TV and Radio Studio, you will complete a wide range of industry-related projects, including music videos, short films, documentaries, and advertisements. Alongside this you will collaborate on live broadcasts covering both TV and radio. Underpinning these practical projects are more theory-based assignments that cover subjects such as scriptwriting, film studies and industry related topics.
Our students have undertaken placements on a range of productions, from feature films, to advertisements and radio.
You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to a number of exciting projects covering filmmaking and live broadcast. BRIT Live is the department’s very own magazine style show that is broadcast monthly via YouTube and our in house radio station BRIT FM is broadcast live online in the summer. We celebrate the success of all of our students through the department’s annual award showcase ‘The Obies’ held at the BFI Southbank.
What Qualities do I need?
We are interested in students who possess and can demonstrate a passion in at least one area of media, whether it is the adrenaline rush of live broadcast or the painstaking process of crafting a film or documentary. It is essential that you are enthusiastic and can demonstrate both commitment and the ability to work as part of a team. If you are applying to join the Post 16 course you will need to bring a portfolio or showreel to the interview that showcases your dedication and experience in at least one area of media.
Producer (Film, TV or Radio)
Director (Film or TV)
Broadcast Journalist (TV or Radio)
Camera Operator (Film or TV)
Editor (Film, TV or Radio)
The range and depth of work produced by FMP students is vast. The following subjects make up the full programme of study:
- Video Production including the making of Music Videos, TV dramas, film openings, documentaries, short films
- Radio Production including news production, speech packages and the exciting prospect of producing and presenting BRIT FM
- TV Studio Production and the creation of original and engaging TV magazine shows using green screen technology
- Photography both traditional black and white film processing and creative DSLR photography using our photographic studios to produce vibrant fashion shoots
- Critical Theory including Film and Audience Studies
The Obies & BRIT FM
An online presence, The Obies and BRIT FM are just a few ways the department showcases students' creative work. At the completion of student’s Video and TV production work, projects are uploaded to the department’s website enabling FMP students to gain an instant audience for their work. The Obies is the department’s annual moving image awards ceremony held in October where all FMP students have the opportunity to have their work exhibited on a cinema size screen with a judging panel made up of industry professionals and ex-FMP students with the chance of winning an award in front of their peers. BRIT FM is run by the FMP department and culminates in a two week RSL broadcast in July and gives our students the chance to write and produce their own radio shows that broadcast live to Croydon and the surrounding area.