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Foundation Degree Film


This course is designed to benefit those who are working, or wish to work, in film and television or related media industries. It includes a high level of work related learning and practical activity. This is underpinned by theoretical units and study skills. Students will complete the study skills unit at the atrium. All other units will be completed in the new creative industries suite in The College Merthyr Tydfil. On successful completion of the first two years, students will have the opportunity to progress onto an honours year in film and television at the Atrium in Cardiff.


  •  Study skills
  •  Critical approaches to cinema
  •  Writing for the media
  •  Film making
  •  Video production
  • Creative industries practical production


  •  Documentary themes and histories
  •  Fiction film making
  •  Documentary film making
  •  Career development
  •  Work related industrial experience




you will normally have to have one of the following:

  • BTEC vocational qualification at level 3 in an appropriate discipline
  • ‘A’ level, Passes at grade A-C in an appropriate discipline
  • Mature applicants must possess relevant experience.

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Course Length:

2 years

Course Levels:

4, 5


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