Creative Media Production BTEC Diploma
What will I learn?
Year 1 – Print Production Focus
Unit 1: Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industries
Learn the importance of preparation when developing a media product. This process will be used to plan a creative production.
Unit 2: Communication Skills for the Media Industries
Communication is central to all good media practice. Learn techniques and strategies in the development process of your media projects.
Unit 3: Research Techniques for the Media Industries
Develop an understanding of the role and purpose of research – you will conduct a small scale research project.
Unit 18: Producing Print Based Media
Explore different printing techniques and technologies towards the production of a range of marketing and promotional material for a new theme park.
Unit 33: Stop Motion Animation Production
Learn about the history and development of stop motion animation – you will produce a 30-second animated sequence for Channel 4.
Unit 51: Page Layout & Design
Design page layouts for a magazine spread of your own choosing and use the various design skills you have developed on the course.
Unit 54: Digital Graphics for Print
This specialist skills-based unit introduces you to graphic design and design packages such as Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator.
Year 2 – Audio/Visual Focus
Unit 4: Production Management Project
Project management is a key skill within the media industry, this unit develops your skills over the duration of the second year.
Unit 5: Working to a Brief in the Media Industries
Involves negotiating the brief, planning a response and working with the client to for the major projects below.
Unit 7: Understanding the Media Industries
Look at how the media industry is structured and issues relating to a potential future career. Also develop a portfolio to help you apply for an apprenticeship, job or a University place.
Unit 22: Single Camera Techniques
Develop your core video production skills. The main focus is the development and production of a short horror movie filmed on location over a three-day period in Whitby.
Unit 31: Social Action & Community Media Production
Here, you select the media you wish to work in and work with community-based clients to develop a campaign for a local charity or action group.
Unit 32: Idents for Television
Focuses on the design of video and motion graphics for television. You will rebrand a TV channel and produce a suite of idents.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above OR Science (BTEC Lv2 H&S Care or Science at MERIT accepted when combined with only 4 GCSEs at 4) – English GCSE at grade 4 & Maths GCSE at Grade 4. An average GCSE points score of 3.2.
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
Assessment takes place internally through a series of practical industry-orientated projects. These include packaging and t-shirt design, stop motion animation, various film & video productions, motion graphics and special effects, advertising and marketing campaigns. There are no external exams.
Additional Learning Opportunities
You can take part in trips to media museums and cinema, enter your work into competitions, experience on-location production experiences and teamwork.
Who is this course aimed at?
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Media is attractive to students who:
(Also available: Subsidiary Diploma – one-year course equivalent to 1 A Level)
- may or may not have studied Media at GCSE
- have an enormous interest in any aspect of the media
- are interested in changes in the media, such as new films, magazines, etc
- want a chance to make practical media productions of their own
- would like to learn how to use media equipment such as photography equipment, video equipment, web design packages and a sound studio
- enjoy all kinds of research, instead of always being teacher-led
You will develop a range of practical and theoretical skills which could lead directly to employment or to further study of the media. Many students work within broadcast or print journalism, advertising, media production, or public relations.
- BTEC Level 3
- Media Studies
- 2 Years