FILM & TV PRODUCTION OPERATIONS

Program Overview

This Qualification provides the learner with the necessary competence to enter the film and television industry by ensuring that they understand the context and that they are able to function within the context of film and television productions. Learners further understand the importance of the industry within the broader socio-economic context and can apply this in an employment situation. The competence attained by learners enables them to contribute in a meaningful way, through their use of the media, to the social and economic development of the nation at large through effective participation in film and television production.

Qualifying learners are able to follow the work ethic required in the film and television production sector. They can make an informed career choice based on knowledge of the industry and provide a valuable support role in the industry. Qualified learners adhere to health and safety legislation, and can operate in a business, including maintaining productive interpersonal relations. Due to the high level of technology in the industry, learners are also required to be computer literate to be awarded this qualification. 

Why study with us?

We provide high quality academic trainings that will enable you to get qualified in your chosen field; you will also be provided with a solid foundation to help you build your career or business. We’ll help you achieve your ambitions no matter how big they are and at the same time open your mind to possibilities you didn’t even know existed. Our standards are very high yet, we are easily accessible and affordable to everyone irrespective of their socio-economic background.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 – Matric,
  • A senior certificate or
  • National Certificate (N3) or a relevant Nated equivalent qualification
  • International students with Senior School Certificate can apply.

Program Modules

The qualifying learner will be able to:


  1. Manage own film or television production activities.
    • Range: Activities include freelancing, managing freelancing activities and includes negotiating agreements with clients.
  2. Deliver customer service with respect to all film or television production stakeholders.
  3. Administer film or television production office procedures according to organisation standards.
  4. Gather and process information for film or television production specialisations.
    • Range: Information includes information regarding areas of specialisation.
  5. Source film or television production resources for film or television production operations.
    • Range: Resources include service providers/suppliers.
  6. Use equipment, materials and tools in an area of film or television production specialisation.
  7. Fulfill specific roles within film and television production teams.

Internship Requirement

This programme requires that the student undertakes an internship for a minimum of 12 months in relevant industry after completing the in-class academic study. There is an opportunity for job placement assistance through our industry network after graduating depending on availability.

Qualification Obtainable 

On completion of the program, student will receive a certificate for level completed. Qualifications are issued by MICT SETA – Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority.

Program Accreditation Information 

by MICT SETA – Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority accreditation No: ACC/2016/07/0083
Department of Higher Education and Training accreditation No: 2019/FE07/011

Duration, Study Mode & Intake Dates

Full Time

  • Study Duration: 24 months   
  • Admission dates: January and July every year

Online & Part Time  

  • Duration: 24 months
  • Admission dates: January and July every year  

Career Opportunities

  • Production directors,
  • Producers,
  • Editors,
  • Camera operators,
  • Lighting technicians,
  • Independent filmmakers and
  • Production freelancers.

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