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Filmmaking (UAL) Level 3 Diploma

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Key information

Qualification type


Course code


Career Pathway



Level 3


2 years


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

You'll learn practical, film production skills as well as learn about the broader industry. When you graduate from this programme, you’ll be prepared, confident and highly trained in Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition and the use of professional equipment.

Filmmaking at Banbury and Bicester College is exciting, practical, and industry focused.

Learners are taught by industry trained, expert practitioners in specialist buildings housing a variety of professional facilities, including:

  • an HD TV studio
  • a cinema room
  • multiple Mac suites 

The majority of our students progress to courses in higher education at either degree or HND level. Many specialise in a particular field.

Examples of possible careers include:

  • film making
  • camera operation
  • advertising executive
  • journalist
  • public relations
  • designer
  • media
  • porfessional photographer 

Each year, our students have the opportunity to take part in our End of Year Festival to showcase their work. Take a look at our video of the 2019 show, "Arrival". 


What I'll learn

Filmmaking at Banbury and Bicester College is designed to encourage you, the next generation of film-maker, to develop your talents and give you the broader work skills you need to succeed as a filmmaker.

You'll be introduced to a variety of pre-production, production and post-production skills and utilise our industry-standard filming and recording equipment.

You'll create, edit and present work within our media centre, gaining competence in Adobe Premiere for visual editing and Adobe Audition for audio editing.

Our highly-experienced tutors will give you an overview of the TV and Film industries and build the skills you need to work confidently as part of those industries. This will involve study of professionally-produced media products (films, TV shows, adverts, music videos, etc.) and you and your peers' own audio/visual productions.

You'll work on a series of individual and group assignments which may cover subjects such as:

  • creative media production management
  • working to a brief in the creative media industries
  • understanding the television and film industries
  • film and video editing techniques
  • multi-camera techniques
  • writing for television and video
  • television and video studies
  • film studies
  • factual programme production techniques for television
  • corporate and promotional programme production
  • music video production
  • advertisement production for television
  • producing video installation work
  • interview techniques for creative media production
  • presentation techniques for broadcasting
  • soundtrack production for the moving image


How I'll learn

You'll explore, develop and test your creativity through stimulating and demanding practical exploration.

The course also incorporates relevant and exciting work-experience placements, designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to progress into employment.

Previous placements have included BBC Radio Oxford and ITV’s Endeavour.


How I'll be assessed

To complete this course you will be required to use a variety of skills working both in groups and individually.

The course is 100% coursework (there is no exam), featuring both written and practical assignments. This is internally assessed and externally moderated by UAL.


Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above.

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. You will be contacted personally to confirm any materials you may need to bring for your interview.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.