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Creative Media Production (Film and TV) – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Students should be interested in a career in Media, Film or the wider media industry.

Entry Requirements

You should have achieved five GCSEs at grade C or above including a C grade in English or successful completion of a BTEC First Diploma at Distinction grade. At interview, you should bring with you a portfolio of creative work in evidence of your desire to complete a media based course. This portfolio could include, but is not limited to:

– Any scripts or storyboards written by yourself either for pleasure or previous academic/vocational use.

– A show reel in the form of a DVD or blog address showing any short films or other moving image work completed by yourself.

– Any photographic work that may be relevant to the BTEC Film course.

Please note: If you are asked to attend an interview, you must be willing to produce your portfolio for the interviewer’s examination. Failure to do so may affect your chances of being granted a place.

Course Content

You will study 18 units over two years in a number of practical and theoretical areas that will prepare you for various roles in the media and communications industries. The structure of the course and the method of delivery is devised as a result of consultation between College staff and media professionals. It is delivered through constantly updated and industry related assignments. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

Units incorporated into the programme will include:

Single Camera Production Techniques: In which you will devise, plan, prepare, produce and present a short fictional video using actors and broadcast quality equipment including lighting and Dolly & Tracks.

Factual Programme Techniques: In which you will be required to research and create a documentary incorporating members of the public.

Stop Motion Animation: Fancy becoming the next Nick Park? Gain all the basic stop motion skills, including armature making and Claymation modelling.

How will I be assessed?

All students follow a media related core programme plus a number of optional units. Students will also be assessed in Functional Skills which will help to communicate effectively, work well with others, manage self-development, work with ICT in a range of applications and develop problem solving techniques.

Relevant assignments setting up appropriate deadlines are designed to cover each of the course units, will be issued regularly throughout the course and will be completed individually or in a group project.

Will I need any extra equipment?

Students should purchase a high capacity memory stick (16GB+) before commencing the course. All other essential equipment will be provided.

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Film).

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a Level 4 or 5 programme.

BTEC National Diplomas in Creative Media Production will provide access to a greater range of specialist units and therefore broaden and extend your experience and study in preparation for the world of work.

Course Information

Work experience is an important part of the programme. Students may take on work commissioned by the public, business or the College.

A keen interest must be taken in various aspects of the media e.g. Film, Radio,

Advertising, News.

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.

This course no longer attracts government funding subsidy for students aged 24 or above on the start date of this course. To help pay for these fees you may be entitled to the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.

Please contact Customer Services on 0800 056 0511 or email customerservices@southdowns.ac.uk for further information.

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