Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2018
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On this Multi Award winning course, students will use the Media Department's extensive range of up-to-date equipment. The Ballymoney course has everything a modern film maker needs, from top of the range video cameras and DSLRs to great portable lighting and sound kits and even a drone. Along with this editing suites with the best editing software in the world and a top class HD broadcast-standard television studio.
As well as benefiting from a top equipment specification, the course is delivered by media professionals, with connections to industry, backed up with visits, eg, to BBC and specialist guest speakers.
Over a two-year period, you will work on a number of practical projects, assimilating the skills and techniques used by professionals the world over. By the end of the course your level of training and portfolio of visual work will be such that you will be equipped to enter the industry, or proceed to a related University Degree.
You will study a range of units including:
- Making Music Videos
- Shooting Short Films
- Making Documentaries
- Presenting and Interviewing
- Making Advertisements
- TV Graphics
- Corporate Video
- Working with real-world clients.
If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.
The main aim on this course is to get our students into industry, which we do by immersing them into a proper working environment. Technical skills are taught to a very high level by industry professionals and students regularly work with external, real-world clients. Organisations like the BBC, the National Trust, charities and businesses and local government have used work from our students. TV & film professionals visit the course to share their insight and experience. Students in turn visit television stations and participate in industry organised workshops, events and trips. We also partner with specialist universities, ideally placing students to enter the industry.
Former students have gone on to work for the BBC, UTV, Sky and a wide variety of independent production companies. Approximately nine out of ten students who complete progress to university; we have academic partnerships with the UK`s top TV training college, Ravensbourne, the University of Westminster and the University of Northumbria. As well as TV production, students also progress into related areas like film-making, journalism, marketing, PR, publishing and multimedia.
Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV and Film)
Rosie McNamee, Ballymoney Media Students who won the Royal Television Society Award for Factual Programme-making at the RTE Awards Ceremony in Dublin - Northern Regional College is the first school in Northern Ireland to have won a Royal Television Society Award. Rosie completed the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production at Ballymoney Campus in June 2012 and is now a first year at a University in London.
Stephen Price, Curriculum Manager at NRC, commented "This highlights the professional standards that NRC students attain, allowing them to progress on to work in the media industry."