City of Bristol College

FdA Film and Media Production

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • COBC1103 Concepts and Contexts 1

      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.

    • COBC1161 Multiplatform Production

      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.

    • COBC1174 Video Recording Techniques

      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.

    • COBC1175 Video Post Production Techniques

      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.

    • DMP101 Narrative Techniques

      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.

    • DMP106 Factual Production (with video or radio outcome)

      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.

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

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

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

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

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. 

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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