Digital video production in education

A course for education professionals interested in the use of digital video technologies in schools or colleges.

October-December 2013

£990 (home and EU students), £2235 (overseas students)

Who is the course for?

Designed for education practitioners who want an introduction to digital video production, this module mixes theory with practical activities.

It uses key theoretical material from film study and offers ways of making it accessible in the Film, Media Studies and English classroom in secondary schools.

Additionally, primary school teachers and managers seeking to learn more about using media technology creatively in literacy and other areas of the curriculum will also find the courses will meet their needs.

What level of course is it and how is it accredited?

It’s Masters level and worth 30 credits (or one sixth) of the MA in Media, Culture and Communications at the London University, Institute of Education.

What does it cover?

The course covers the language and techniques of video production and editing using a range of digital editing software.

The learning objectives of the course are:

  • To introduce participants to the skills and techniques necessary to use digital video technology confidently
  • To promote good practice in the teaching of digital video production in a range of different educational contexts
  • To share wider theoretical understandings about digital video, for example, where it stands in relation to ICT and other communicative media

It will give students new skills in digital video production and the confidence to improve the way you teach it. You will also understand more about the context of digital video and its underpinning theory.

How long is it?

It is a one-term course running from October–December 2013.  It starts on Monday 7 October 2013 and the final assessment deadline is at the beginning of March 2014.

What is distance learning?

Distance learning is a mode of delivery which is particularly appropriate to personal development offering the students the advantage of not having to give up work. It’s a mixture of face-to-face teaching and a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) which enables students to access course materials (articles, activities and exercises, podcasts, video, lectures or presentations in PowerPoint), as well as to have online group discussions, share video work and get feedback from the tutor.

However, to avoid distance learning becoming an isolating and lonely experience, there are face-to-face sessions. There is a one-day workshop at the beginning of the course on Friday 11 October 2013 plus a two-day workshop on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 December 2013. the workshops run from 10am–4pm and are held in London at BFI Southbank (Waterloo).

How is the course assessed?

Course assessment is by practical editing assignments and a piece of reflective writing.

What course materials are provided?

You’ll get an online course book with activities, commentaries and course reading extracts, and you’ll be able share video and written work on the VLE.

Who tutors the course?

Staff from the Institute of Education, University of London and the BFI.

What can I do when I finish the course?

These modules are part of the London University, Institute of Education MA in Media, Culture and Communication, and there are other distance learning modules available through that course. For more information on these and other aspects of the whole MA please visit

How to apply

You can apply using the UKPASS website.

Select ‘Course Search’, then ‘Search for Courses’. Type in ‘Short Course’ in the keyword box. The Institute of Education is on the list that comes up – select ‘apply online’.

If you have any difficulties with your application, contact:

For students interested in short courses, payment is upfront at enrolment, or within 30 days. A discount of 1% is offered if payment is made within 14 days. For further information or queries please contact the finance department at the Institute of Education on 020 7612 6180 or email


The course fee is £990 (home and EU students), £2235 (overseas students).

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