New course for 16-19 year olds to be based at Bristol’s bustling film and TV studios
Bristol’s film and TV studios, Bottle Yard Studios, has teamed up with education provider boomsatsuma to introduce a new two-year full-time Media Production Diploma, which will be based at the studio.
The Media Production Diploma will cover the full gamut of creative production skills including film-making, TV production, photography, events management, animation, graphic design, production design and sound design.
“This course will offer unprecedented opportunities to get close to the action, rub shoulders with industry professionals and partake in projects often reserved for individuals much older than 16-19 years old.”
The course is open to candidates aged between 16 and 19 and content includes “real-world creative projects,” says Bottle Yard Studios. Students will be given the opportunity to benefit from work placements on active productions located at the studios, behind the scenes set tours and insights, use of facilities and runner positions.
Recent productions made at The Bottle Yard Studios include…
Poldark (BBC One)
The Crystal Maze (Channel 4)
Three Girls (BBC One)
The White Princess (STARZ/ UKTV Drama)
Ill Behaviour (BBC Two)
Cheap Cheap Cheap (Channel 4)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (BBC One)
The Living and the Dead (BBC One)
Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures (CBeebies)
Galavant (Disney/ABC Studios)
Wolf Hall (BBC Two)
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (ITV)
We Can Be Heroes (dir. Claire Downes)
Golden Years (dir. John Miller).
Elliot Lamb, post-16 programme lead, boomsatsuma, said: “This course will offer unprecedented opportunities to get close to the action, rub shoulders with industry professionals and partake in projects often reserved for individuals much older than 16-19 years old. We’re especially keen to attract young people from the areas surrounding the studios in South Bristol to reflect the local community.”
Fiona Francombe, site director of The Bottle Yard Studios, added: “Bristol is well known for its strong crew base, but an industry is only as strong as its next generation of workers. Although we regularly team up with local and national partners to host training schemes and skills boot camps, we’ve been keen to offer a more permanent skills education programme at The Bottle Yard.”
The diploma Bottle Yard Studios and boomsatsuma is running is an OCR Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma in Media, which is a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels.
The course begins in September 2018 and there are 20 spaces available. For more information and to apply, click here.