Diploma in Media Practices specialising in Television

Diploma in Media Practices specialising in Television


With streaming platforms taking over the world of entertainment, film and the concept of television are changing and evolving before our very eyes. Stories will always be part of our existence and the way we consume content in the twenty-first century is opening up exciting new opportunities for filmmakers and storytellers from all walks of life.

Be introduced to the fundamentals of filmmaking and visual storytelling through the three production phases which include pre-production, production and post-production During the Pre-Production phase storyboards and floorplans will be looked at as well as important pre-production paperwork. During the production phase, students will be expected to plan, direct, and shoot their very own short film projects. During the post-production phase, students will have the opportunity of learning how to assemble and edit a final narrative together.

Non-fictional filmmaking i.e. documentary filmmaking. Students will learn about the six different documentary modes, elements that make up successful documentaries and the techniques used by famous documentary filmmakers. Different styles for conducting memorable interviews, the creative use of archive material and how to shoot effective reenactments further contribute to your second year. Citizen Journalism also intertwines with the non-fictional modules, giving students an insight into the world of broadcast journalism by identifying newsworthy stories, and ultimately capturing and sharing those stories with the world.

On a fictional narrative. Students will delve deeper into the elements that make up the pre-production, production and post-production phases. In the conceptualizing phase, students will write a script for a final year short film. During the pre-production phase, students will work with industry-relevant paperwork and documentation and in the production phase students get to shoot, light and record on top industry-aligned equipment. During the final post-production phase, students get to work on Davinci Resolve to edit their final year projects.

Be able to apply for a variety of positions in the advertising industry.  The career options linked to television include the following:

  • Scriptwriter
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Production Assistant
  • Camera Operator
  • First Camera Assistant
  • Boom Operator
  • Lighting Technician (Gaffer)
  • Director (film or television)
  • Floor Manager or First Assistant Director (1st AD)
  • Online and/or Off line Video Editor