Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who would like to progress onto a media based career. This course has a highly practical focus where students will look at the process, role and purpose of research and the structure of the industry.

This includes techniques and strategies in the development process, the role and the purpose of research, how the media industry is structured and the potential issues you may face with the industry.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Are interested in any aspect of the Media
  • Are interested in changes in the media, such as new films magazines etc.
  • Would like an opportunity to create practical media productions of their own
  • Would like to learn how to use media equipment, including photography, video equipment, web design packages and a sound studio
  • Would like the opportunity to be proactive in research in the industry
  • Would like to progress into the Media field in careers such as broadcast, journalism, advertising, public relations or media production

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by practical projects and coursework which will include marketing and advertising campaigns. The Units are:

  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Communication Skills for the Media Industries
  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Page Layout & Design
  • Digital Graphics for Print
  • Photography and Photographic Practice
  • Games Design
  • Production Management Project
  • Working to a Brief in the Media Industries
  • Understanding the Media Industries
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Social Action & Community Media Production

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Research 
  • Use of google suite 
  • Literacy 
  • Time management 
  • Self confidence 
  • Photoshop 
  • Indesign 
  • Photography 
  • Resilience 
  • Meeting deadlines 
  • Group working 
  • Analysis 
  • Industry conventions 
  • Filming iMovie/ premiere 
  • Editing 

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • Screenwriter
  • TV/Film Producer
  • Games Designer
  • Media Researcher
  • Promotions Manager
  • Media Analyst
  • E-Sports Professional
  • Web Designer
  • Social Media Content Producer
  • Marketing
  • Press

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Stephen Robson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 4 in English and an average points score of 3.2 or above

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by practical projects and coursework.