Creative Media Production BTEC

The BTEC in Creative Media Production offers students a practical alternative to the theory based A-level media course by focusing on industry standard production skills within television and film.

Students on the course will have the opportunity to plan, develop and produce a range of audio-visual products such as television adverts, music videos and short films.

  • Course Outline
    • Year 1

      The first year of the creative media production course focuses on developing students’ analytical and practical skills with a range of assignments and assessments. The beginning of the year will be focused on training students to use industry standard equipment and software. We have a full Apple Mac suite and class sets of digital SLR cameras available for students to use.

      After students have been trained to use the camera equipment and software, they will work on a set of live briefs which include producing an advert for a new product or brand and creating a ten minute film drama.

      Year 2

      The second year of the creative media course requires students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the first year to real world scenarios. Students will work with clients outside of college to produce a range of media products.

      Students in the second year will work with a local band to produce a music video. Following on from this students will develop their research and journalism skills to produce a documentary on a local subject matter.

  • Career opportunities and further study
    • The pathway allows learners to focus on the film and TV sectors within the creative industries.
      The qualification meets admission requirements for a range of related higher education courses such as:

      • BA (Hons) Media Studies
      • BA (Hons) Computer Animation
      • (Hons) Media Production
      • (Hons) Film
      • (Hons) Digital Television Production
      • (Hons) Broadcast Audio Technology

      A significant proportion of careers in the media industry are at graduate level, but achievement of
      this qualification will also support those who choose to progress directly to employment. Learners develop employability skills and knowledge through contextual projects which build their communication skills and ability to work collaboratively, as well as developing practical skills in digital media hardware, software and processes. This would give learners an advantage when applying for entry level roles in the industry such as a runner or production assistant within a television or film production company. Apprenticeships are also a popular route for our students, and we have in the past had success with students who have gone onto Apprenticeships with the BBC at Media City.

  • Trips and Events
    • Students will have the opportunity to attend local film festivals, cinema trips and the departmental annual trip to New York.

      Previous trips have included visits to the BBC in Media City, The Sharp Project and London.

Entry Requirements 2019

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2019 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

What our students say

The course offers infinite creative opportunities and all staff encourage students to use their imagination during creative projects and work to their full potential.
- Dan

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