BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

Qualification: 
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Level: 
3

Exam Board: Edexcel

Duration: 
2 years

Equivalent to: 3 A Levels

Course Content:

At Alton College on the Creative Media Production BTEC you will study:

  • Music Videos; study the purpose of music videos and analyse real examples before planning and producing your own.
  • Multi-Camera Productions; work in our purpose built TV studio to create a short live programme.
  • Video Art Installation; work to create an art piece that marries video and installation work into one cohesive piece.
  • TV Advertising; study professional examples and engage with the persuasive techniques used to sell products before making your own.
  • Radio Drama:  learn the importance of sound by writing and producing your own original radio drama. Imagination and creativity are a must!
  • Desktop Publishing: produce a double page magazine spread that sells YOU as a media producer.

Assessment:

100% course work

Studying at Alton College:

Learning happens in a variety of ways: through class-room based lessons, workshop activities, independent study and, where possible, work-placements. The course requires a very high level of commitment and flexibility. You will be encouraged to experience a wide range of roles and responsibilities. As well as creating TV programmes using professional-standard media equipment you will also develop important life-skills such as time-management and effective team-work.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C. Alternatively, if you have studied at Level 2, you should have achieved a merit or above. Vocational courses are an ideal qualification for students who prefer coursework.

To study this course, you should have an interest in creative subjects.

Course costs:

Equipment Deposit:  £100 over two years (£75 returned)
Optional trips from £20 each

Careers:

Editing
Journalism
Make-up for TV and Film
Researchers
Production Assistant
Sound Engineering
Camera Operators
Freelancing
Social Media