This course features a range of study areas reflecting current issues and professional practices in short film, animation, mobile video and sound for visual media. It's designed to provide you with the practical, critical and theoretical tools required by the contemporary media production and post-production industries. Students will benefit from a strong practical emphasis on production. The course blends the creative aspects of the job including filming and camera operation, film and audio editing, compositing and film FX, animation for short film alongside contextual and cross-media studies such as professional practice and script writing. The programme has a focus towards film and television post-production, editing and compositing with strong elements in 3d animation and motion graphic visual effects an area in which skills shortages has been identified (Skillset Workforce Survey 2005) The art of post-production is being seen more frequently within present day film releases and TV programs, we aim to give students the opportunity to enter this industry and produce visually stunning pieces of work. The course is designed to provide you with the practical, critical and theoretical tools required by the contemporary media production and post-production industries.