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FdA Film, Media and Photography

The world of media and photography is fast moving, this course will provide you with an opportunity to develop your practical and academic skills. You will demonstrate your creative ability through assessments and projects to produce detailed and professional work.


As part of this fantastic course, you will enjoy a series of masterclasses led by industry specialists such as Photographers, Producers, Lighting Designers, Camera Operators and Directors. Truro College has a modern production environment, including purpose-built studios, furnished with digital production equipment, you can make use of these for your projects and familiarise yourself with the equipment used within the industry.

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Start date: 19/09/2022

Course code
Level 5
Truro College
2 years
Foundation Degree
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Tailor your assessments to the role you'd like to take

Industry Standard Facilities

Experienced Tutors

Learn Industry Specific Skills

This programme will equip students with an understanding of how to produce still and moving images and the academic and practical skills required to specialise in their chosen field.

360 Approach to learning

Students will have opportunities to work for local, national and international media and photographic companies and produce content for websites, TV channels and online magazines. The programme intends to take a 360 approach to studying media.

Practical-Based Course

As part of an intensive, practical-based course you will have the opportunity to study photography, filmmaking and other associated technologies while evaluating the suitability of a variety of methods and techniques used within digital content creation.


You will initiate and develop distinctive and creative work within various forms of aural, visual, audio-visual and other electronic and digital media. On successful completion of this course, you will be able to competently use the processes involved in pre-production, production, distribution and circulation.

First Year Modules:

  • Introduction to Contextual Studies
  • Photographic techniques
  • Moving Image Techniques
  • Visual Design and Graphic Techniques
  • Applied Factual Production
  • Self-directed Production

Second-Year Modules

  • Advanced Contextual Studies
  • Content Creation
  • Professional Promotion
  • Professional Engagement, Awards and Competitions
  • Showcase Production
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Following this course you can continue your studies within the college to top up your degree to a bachelor’s in applied media or alternativley enter the industry. This course could provide you with the training to be a Freelance Photographer, Image Processor, Picture Researcher, Photo Retoucher, Videographer Film Director, Graphic Designer or Animation Producer.

Assessment Arrangements

This course is assessed purely through coursework with no examinations. Assessment can be tailored around the role you’d like to take within the industry.

Entry Requirements

To gain a place on this course you will need a total of 48 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above.

Additional Information

UCAS Code: W601

Duration: Two years full time., four years part time

Location: Truro

Awarding body: University of Plymouth

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