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Creative Media – BTEC Level 2 Diploma

As this is a full time programme students must have enthusiasm for Creative Digital Media Production and a willingness to work as part of a group. It would also be expected that students have a genuine interest in gaining future employment in the media industry.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, you will have achieved a grade C/D in English Language with an additional four GCSEs passed at grade D.

Course Content

This course supplies, at an introductory level, the underpinning knowledge and occupational skills relevant to those who aspire to eventual employment in the media industry. It is designed to help students:

  • Gain a basic understanding of employment opportunities, job requirements and working practices in the media industry
  • Develop the fundamental research skills which underpin all media production
  • Develop an understanding of how media products are constructed for specific audiences and markets
  • Acquire skills and knowledge of practical based Media by using programmes such as Photoshop and IMovie
  • Develop photography and graphics skills by undertaking practical projects.

The Level 2 Diploma is a full time course and is made up of eleven units, Two units are exam based and nine will be assessed via assignment work. Students will also be required to study for their GCSE Maths or English where applicable, in addition to the BTEC Diploma.

Core units:
Digitial Media Sectors and Audiences
Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product
Final Digital Production Project

Mandatory units:
Media Industry in Context
Deconstructing Media Products

Optional units:
Digital Moving Image Production
Digital Publishing Production
Digital Photography for a Media Product
Advertising Production
Deconstructing Media Products
Factual Media Production



How will I be taught?

You will have the opportunity to use the College’s excellent video production facilities, which include mini DV cameras and editing suites. We also have good provision of IT facilities with desk top publishing and multimedia software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe In-Design. Students will be taught by high quality trained support and teaching staff with specialist skills and relevant industry experience. The course will be delivered through lectures and workshops with a mixture of exam based units, practical projects and written assessments for students to complete.

How will I be assessed?

Two units will be assessed via on screen exams.  For the other 9 units you will be expected to produce portfolios of evidence which will be assessed and verified.

Will I need any extra equipment?

All essential equipment will be provided, however we recommend that you purchase sufficient notepads and pens as well as folders to organise class notes.

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production

Opportunity to gain a GCSE in either English or Maths

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Students who achieve a Merit or above may progress to any of the following:

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production offered at two separate pathways (Multimedia Journalism or Film & TV) or other BTEC Level 3 Diploma Courses
  • Alternatively, students could seek relevant employment
Course Information

Students, aged over 19 on the 1 September of the year the course commences will be required to pay tuition and examination/assessment fees. There are a number of grants available for students on low incomes and for those studying on a first time qualification. Details will be given at interview.

If you would like further advice or guidance please contact Reception on freephone 0800 056 0511

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