Now, more than ever, the future of video glows bright. The need for content has increased enormously with the advent of digital broadcasting, both in South Africa and around the world. The Internet, also, has provided a home for emerging forms of video such as webisodes and webcasts. Mobile platforms, such as cell phones and tablets, make it possible to view video anywhere, anytime. Video is the medium of the day.Making a television or video programme is a highly specialized task. It requires a team of bright, creative, and hard working individuals. It demands great technical skill. It needs people who are well trained.
Courses Offered At Durban Institute of Technology Film School
The diploma covers all aspects of production, including researching, script writing, production management, camera operations, lighting, editing, sound recording and mixing, and directing. All necessary equipment is available for students to complete their projects. Facilities include two TV studios, digital editing suites, an outside broadcast vehicle, professional digital camera kits, a Jimmy Jib, specialist underwater housings and additional laboratories.
Students create a variety of programmes as part of their course:
- magazine programmes
- public service announcements
- music videos
- outside broadcasts
- reality shows
These practical course components are supplemented by theory lectures. Teaching staff have considerable industry experience, as well as the relevant academic qualifications.
The minimum entrance requirement is an N Dip: Video Technology or equivalent.
The number of students admitted to the B Tech programme is limited and determined by the needs of industry and departmental resources. An individual’s academic, practical, creative and technical record, as well as the institution’s equity policy, will guide the selection process.