Getting Ready for your Media Production Course


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our department in both June, for Summer College, and in September when your course starts.

This page has been made so that you start to discover some of the exciting topics, activities, and work you’ll be doing on your course as you work towards your career or university.

Be sure to check out our new Emerging Technologies Centre and Institute for Enhanced Curriculum – two new facilities that will really help you to get ahead in your plans.

If you have any questions about your course, please get in touch: admissions@farn-ct.ac.uk. Why not follow us on social media to find out what else is happening around the College? We’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Meet your teachers

Josh Sparkes

Lecturer in Media

Industry Experience: Technical manager and freelance engineer in theatre and live music, and freelance videography and motion graphics design
Subject Specialism: Technical film production, video editing & post-production
Best Project Worked On: Filming a music video in the College’s TV Studio

Golden Siapolya

Lecturer in Media

Industry Experience: BBC Young Reporter project, Content gathering for Filmmaker who has made Documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, Video and Sound production for Installation Medway, Kent artist and production of own Documentary about a boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Best thing about working at Farnborough: Wonderful and supportive Creative Media Team and very willing and committed learners.
Best Project Worked On: Producing own documentary and content gathering for the Documentary Filmmaker.

Media courses at Farnborough

Study all the way up to degree-level

  • Level 1 BTEC Introductory Certificate in Digital Media
  • Level 2 CTEC Extended Certificate in Media
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
  • BA (Hons) Broadcast Media and Film Production

Summer bridging projects

These projects have been designed to bring you up to speed for your course and for us to see where you skills are. Please read through them carefully, and enjoy taking part!

Level 1 & 2 Media Project

Please click here to download your summer project

Level 3 Media Project

Please click here to download your summer project

Virtual campus tour

Join Tilly for a walk around our Farnborough campus

Blog activity

Get ahead with your course and try new skills between now and September.

The Challenge

Create either a blog, powerpoint/prezzi presentation, or video based on one of the topics you’ll be learning on your course. Click through to the ‘Studies Include’ section of your chosen course to see a list of options. Bring that topic to life by creating some content to introduce it!

For example, Level 2 Media covers TV Adverts. You could make a blog, presentation, or video on how TV adverts first came about, which ones became ‘classics’, and how they’ve changed over time.

Send your completed work to discover@farn-ct.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing your work!

Student Support

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