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Creative Media Journalism and Social Media communication Level 3
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Creative & Digital 
Course Code:
HFDMT1J 
 
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-C (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language with D in maths.
 
 

Creative Media Journalism and Social Media communication Level 3

If you want a career in journalism – including music, sport and fashion writing – and love communicating using social media, then 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.


Key Units

You will learn how to: 

  • Write news and magazine features
  • Develop professional page design skills
  • Complete photography and video projects
  • Create your own website and devise a social media marketing campaign 

This will allow you to explore many options that you can study at a higher level.

As a part of this course, you will improve your communication skills and develop independent learning techniques. On your programme you will study for English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade C.

There is a £35 studio fee that will enable you access to all of the necessary materials for the full year. Course enrichment activities can include trips, visits and sessions by guest speakers to help broaden your studies whilst on the course. 

Work placements are encouraged but are not an essential component of the course. The department has many close links with publishing companies and digital marketing agencies.



Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-C (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language with D in maths.


Assessment

Coursework


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Staff and Facilities
You will learn from highly qualified and experienced staff with a range of academic and professional media experience. The course will be based in the new building at Hillsborough College. You will have access to purpose-built facilities including a TV studio, video and audio suites and professional production equipment.

Will this course suit me? 
If you want a career in journalism – including music, sport and fashion writing – and love communicating using social media, then 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.


Qualification Title: 
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.


Extra Costs

You may be entitled to help from the college’s Learner Support Fund with the cost of trips and anything else you need to buy for your course.