16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Creative Media Production (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Points Score: 3.5, Grade 4 English Language GCSE, Grade 4 Maths GCSE, 5 GCSEs at Grade 4

Course information

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production is a two-year qualification equivalent to three A Levels. It has been designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study and employment in the media sector. It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in media to explore, develop and test their creativity in our industry-standard facilities and within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

The course explores our state-of-the-art television, radio and design studios where you will develop an understanding of the industry. Your lecturers are industry professionals who will help you to develop the practical skills you need, as well as showing you how to develop the research and planning aspects of any production. Throughout the course you will develop practical skills across multiple disciplines.

You can expect to study:

  • Film and TV Production
  • Editing Techniques
  • Radio Production
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Animation and VFX
  • Digital Design and Page Layout
  • Media Theory

You will undertake a final end-of-year project that will allow you to utilise the various skills acquired throughout the course. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.

It is a complete programme and is therefore not taken with any other course. Having an understanding and interest in different types of media production will benefit you personally and professionally.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Progress to university, further study, a higher level apprenticeship or employment.

Successful completion of this course can lead to the study of higher education creative and media courses and university degrees, such as Broadcasting, Journalism or Editing and Post Production, among others. The course develops a wide range of transferrable skills in problem-solving, presentations and team working, which are beneficial for creative careers or any employment. It also enables students to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to go directly to work in the multimedia and creative media production industries, which have seen rapid growth and are increasingly attractive to young people. Many of our students progress to exciting degree courses, vocational apprenticeships or trainee roles and then on to careers in the TV and Film industry.

Did You Know?
There are more than two million jobs in the creative industries and creative jobs have increased by 30.6% since 2011. Creative jobs are future-proof jobs – 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of automation. (Source: Creative Industries Federation 2017).

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