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Film Production & Photography

Photography students will learn contemporary skills and working methods as well as traditional film-based techniques. They will form their own preferences and practices and manage a wide variety of creative, conceptual photography work to a professional standard. Experienced tutors work closely with students to ensure that they are always learning the latest techniques, using the most modern software and equipment. The College has fantastic facilities within the Art & Design department, so students get the opportunity to learn using a comprehensive range of the latest Mac-based professional studio software for design, digital imaging, video production, 3D computer modelling and animation. Film production students will also be able to capitalise on our established relationship with Kendal Mountain Festival – one of the leading adventure film festivals in the world – working closely with the Festival and its associates.

“I chose Film Production because Film is significant to all aspects of a global society; constantly presenting ideas and conveying messages across a diverse and seemingly endless range of subject areas. I want to be the author of those messages, and the course at College covered everything I had ever wanted to study regarding Film, whilst providing me with experience I then needed to get into the industry and use every single day. The teaching style on my course was motivated by passion for Film, therefore you knew that what you were learning was so beneficial because it came from those who’ve worked and loved the industry and want to pass that on to you. After completing this course, I went onto study a BA in Film Production at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Being able to do what I love will be my next goal in life.”
JP Pezet
Film Production Level 3
Read more on our Blog.

Film Production @ Kendal College

Our Film and Photography courses form part of our ever popular Art, Design and Media Department, which has its own campus housing a rapidly expanding and ever-changing range of creative disciplines. You will work closely with students from other departments including artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and sculptors to ensure you receive a well-rounded learning experience. Our industry-trained film and photography tutors have extensive, current experience in the disciplines and deliver high standards of practical and academic teaching. The creative arts industry in the South Lakes is renowned due to some fantastic events and performances taking place here and our students will enjoy unique opportunities to work alongside these external organisations to develop their repertoire of skills and expertise.

Our film students have entered into Worldskills UK, a competition to find the best of the UK at their chosen subject. In 2013 our department won the gold medal, in 2014 we won silver, and in 2016 we won gold again. To click here to watch our 2016 winning submission. To see more of our students work view our YouTube channel.

Why Study at Kendal College

Kendal College’s reputation, expertise and modern facilities will ensure that you have an excellent opportunity to forge a career in the creative industries. Students work in bright inspiring studios with unlimited access to specialist creative resources from our well-equipped workshops. Our tutors have extensive commercial and consultancy experience within the photography, filming, and design industries and have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to our students. Our Arts & Media campus is a vibrant, exciting, creative space filled with students practicing, performing and working together under the guidance of our expert staff. New modern facilities are available as part of the redevelopment of Wildman Street Studios.

What Can You Do After the Course?

Most of our students progress to university and Higher Level study and some directly to employment or trainee positions. Film and photography are exciting industries to be involved in and job opportunities could include working, either employed or on a freelance basis specialising in areas such as press and photojournalism, fashion photography, TV or film camera operations or film/video editing. Some of our past students have secured places on a wide range of challenging and exciting courses, such as Fashion Photography at the University of London.

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