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 Level 3 Extended Diploma 

film and television.

Film and Television is a competitive industry to get into. But we’re here to tell you that there are lots of ways to get your foot in the door. This course will broaden your view of the industry and help you forge routes through key roles in all areas of film and television production. You bring creativity and a drive to work hard, and we’ll give you the technical know-how, experience and theoretical understanding to find your path.

You’ll be getting your hands on industry-standard equipment to set-up, capture and edit professional level videos and you’ll leave us with a top-quality, two minute showreel that let’s the world know you’re out there. We’ll also equip you with an understanding of how to get your films noticed in competitions and festivals. 


This course is about getting you ready for your career, and part of that is learning professional standards on set, experiencing multiple crew roles and directing actors and crew. We give you the competitive edge. Not only that, but you’ll be spending everyday on a living and breathing film and television set at The Bottle Yard Studios. 


All of our classrooms are placed within central working hubs, which put you right where the creative industries are, immersing you in the atmosphere and letting you rub shoulders with the people putting Bristol on the map for innovation and disruption.


Studying with boomsatsuma College isn’t like being at school; we do education differently.

Qualification  Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Duration  2 years 

Year of entry  2022

Creative Space  Engine Shed




3 and 4 point, high and low key, mood and effect, colour temperature.


Foley recording, on-location, boom operation, dialogue, microphone selection.


Professional production skills, manual settings, sensor types (full frame, 35mm, APS-C), dynamic range, white balance, cine lenses.


Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop.


Colour grading and LUTS, recording formats, visual effects, motion tracking, masking, compositing, title/screen design, transitions, interview set-up and techniques, cinematography, rigging and follow focus, scriptwriting (characters, narrative, formatting, adaptations).


Two minute showreel, professional standards on set, experience in multi crew roles, understanding and meeting competition and festival guidelines, directing actors and crew.

doing education differently.

boomsatsuma College is the leading post-16 creative course provider in the West of England, with the tools and expertise to get you industry ready and turning heads in your specialism. We work with creative industries to find, and fill, employment gaps. We’re in some of the most inspiring and buzzy locations around Bristol, putting you right at the heart of the South West’s creative hub. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with the people putting this city on the creative map and seeing first-hand how to succeed.


boomsatsuma was my first introduction to filmmaking and acted as a catalyst for my future career in the industry.