If you enjoy hands on production and have a curiosity as to how media products are made, this could be the course for you. You should have a positive attitude, a lively and enquiring mind and a willingness to explore new ideas. You need to have good time management skills to manage coursework and meet assignment deadlines.
This programme will prepare you for a career working behind the scenes across a variety of roles in the film or TV or commercial production industry or help you to progress to University to take your studies to a higher level.
Starting with the basics of creative media production across a range of areas related to film, video and television production you will have the opportunity to create a range of fiction and factual projects experiencing different production roles and techniques. You will work both independently and in-group situations to complete work both in class and outside of taught sessions.
For the Extended Diploma: 5 GCSEs at A*-C (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language with D in maths.
BTEC Creative Media courses are assessed by course work. You will have set assessment tasks but there are no formal exams.
Your next step could be to university/higher education courses such as our own Foundation Degree in Media Production, or to a wide variety of degree courses across the UK.
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production which is accepted for entry to university and attracts UCAS Tariff points equivalent to 3 A levels
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production which is accepted for entry to university and attracts UCAS Tariff points equivalent to 2 A levels.
Check ucas.com for more details about university entry and UCAS tariff points.
There is a £35 studio fee that will enable you access to all of the necessary materials for each year of the course and can include trips, visits and sessions by guest speakers to help enrich your studies whilst on the course.