Fd (Arts) Commercial Video Production

UCAS code: W612

School: School of Media

Fd (Arts) Commercial Video Production

When and where can I study this course?

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City of Wolverhampton College Full-time 2 year(s) 06/10/2014 APPLY VIA UCAS
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The FD(Arts) in Commercial Video Production provides a range of experiences in the practices and demands of digital video production which will prepare students for employment in commercial video or related industries. The course will additionally enhance the employability of students who already have some professional experience, and prepare students for optional further study via the BA(Hons) Video & Film Production course (to which final year “top-up” entry will be permitted).

The course fosters an awareness of the need for adaptation, change, and innovation in “content” and encourages an awareness of global media opportunities.

On successful completion of the course,

¨ You will be a competent video maker with practical skills in video photography, sound, editing and streaming media, and experience in various commercial video programme areas

¨ You will have developed effective methods of working with your peers and with clients, and abilities in analysis of commercial video

¨ You will have gained significant experience from work-based learning and placement opportunities

The emphasis on creative responses to commercial briefs, and the importance of working with other people, will provide you with a powerful set of transferable skills which will enhance your employability, and prepare you for further study.


Graduates will be prepared for one or more media production roles (production, direction, editing, camera/lighting, sound), and will be suited to fill entry-level posts in the video industries, with subsequent progression to more advanced levels. They will also be well-prepared for a multi-skilling role in these industries or as a media production specialist in a non-media company or organisation. Their experience of working with real clients and collaborators will also prepare them for self-employment or establishing their own business.


The course is designed to reflect the Skillset National Occupational Standards for video and digital film production.


Research, scriptwriting, camerawork, lighting, sound recording, video editing, DVD authoring, creation of streaming media, producing, directing, project management, creating accessible media, producing and directing commercial video, working with clients and collaborators.


2014 Entry

  • 120 UCAS points including a minimum of 80 points from at least one ‘A’ level
  • BTEC National Diploma grade PPP, BTEC National Certificate grade MP
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Successful completion of a Foundation Course in Art and Design
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience please consult the UCAS tariff tables or contact us before applying.

International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

Other Requirements

Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory reference. Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a Portfolio Review.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.


You will be a competent video/film-maker with all-round practical skills in video photography, sound recording, video and audio editing and streaming media production, as well as production experience in various commercial video programme areas.

You will have developed effective methods of working with your peers and with clients, and abilities in analysis of commercial video.

You will have gained significant experience from work-based learning and from placement opportunities.

Why WLV?

As well as providing video production skills and experience which can be applied to any type of production, it gives a strong focus on commercial applications of video production.

It is an intensive, mainly practical course in which you may work on a variety of productions, many of them for real clients.

It includes a substantial amount of work-based learning, with opportunities to work alongside freelance media professionals.


2014/5 Home/EU International
Full time £5,500 - *

2014/5 Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. As a guide please find below fees for last year.

2013/4 Home/EU International
Full time £5,500 - *
Part time £3,666

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2014/5. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

* We are currently unable to confirm these fees.

Fees at Partner Colleges are not yet available.

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