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Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA) Level 5 (part-time)

The Foundation Degree in Media Production focuses on video production as well as transferable skills. You will gain practical experience from working in the college's own facilities and on work-related projects. You will also have access to the University's facilities and resources. The course will enable you to focus on your ideas and creativity and teaches you the technical expertise to enable you to realise your ideas.

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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 32-48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
  • 32-48 UCAS points from Media or Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification.

We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview and a demonstration of vocational experience if you do not meet the criteria stated.

Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. Practical examples will need to be sent before the interview and this should be arranged with the interviewer. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing practical artefacts, e.g. short films, music videos, adverts.

Course content

During the course you will study the following units:

Level 4 units (1st Year) 2 units per year

  • MED100-1 Create a Production
  • MED101-1 Ways of Seeing
  • MED102-1 Film Studies
  • MED103-1 Skills Development

Level 5 units (2nd Year) 2 units per year

  • MED50-2 Drama Adaptation
  • MED 201-2 Media Employment
  • MED 202-2 Film and TV Documentary
  • MED 203-2 Writing to Direct

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through completing project brief-based assignments.


Foundation Degree in Media Production
Further study and career options

Course progression: Level 6 BA Hons Top Up at Bedford College or Level 6 at another University,

Career progression: TV production, film production, advertising / marketing, documentary filmmaker, film editor, camera operator, sound recordist cinematography and teaching. 

Additional information

Trips will be arranged during the year to events, galleries, and festivals. Work experience is part of the course under Level 5 MED201-2 Media Employment and Level 4 MED100-1 Create a Production. Companies outside organisations often contact us and offer opportunities for students to become involved with commercial productions. We would advise you to make sure you have a hard drive 1TB. Access to Adobe Suite via the Adobe Cloud (approx. £16 per month with educational discount). 

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFee per unitLocationCourse Code
Up to 4 years 27/09/2021 £771 per 15 credit unit and £1541 per 30 credit unit Cauldwell Street BBL1545 Apply


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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