On site courses

If you’re interested in a production career, then why not study with us? We’ve joined forces with our education partner boomsatsuma to offer course options at further and higher education level. We particularly encourage applications from young people local to us in South Bristol.

Further Education

boomsatsuma’s Film & Television Production Diploma offers hands on education and training across filmmaking, TV production, lighting, photography, events management, animation graphic design, production design and sound design. Students are taught curriculum-facing projects in classrooms on site and are able to access extra opportunities arising from being based in an active TV and film facility, for example work placements on productions, behind the scenes set tours, use of facilities and runner positions.

Paired with a broad experience of varied real-world projects, teamwork and industry insight, the course equips young people with a range of skills and experience to enable them to choose a career progression route that suits them, whether that be university, an apprenticeship, further training, employment or freelancing. Open to 16-19 year olds, this OCR Cambridge Technicals Extended Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels and worth up to 168 UCAS tariff points. 20 spaces are available on this course each year.  For full course details and how to apply, click here.

Higher Education

From September 2021, boomsatsuma will be delivering a BA (Hons) Filmmaking (Pathways): Production and Post-Production course in partnership with Films@59, BBC Bristol and The Bottle Yard Studios. The course offers the chance to collaborate directly with key Bristol industry partners, learn the skills and tools required by the industry to make yourself employable on graduation, and develop your own creative practice through a range of practical modules going right across filmmaking and television practice.

This degree allows you to follow one of two pathways: production or post-production, to enable you to develop specialist skills in your chosen area whilst the shared teaching means you will also learn where your specialisation sits and how to develop crucial working relationships across the process as a whole. Intake is capped at 40 places so that students receive tailored tuition, ranging from lectures, seminars and group workshops, to one-on-one mentoring from both staff and industry guest lecturers. For full course details and how to apply, click here.