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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Student Course Guide Exemplar

Rob Miller | Monday February 25, 2013

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Introduction

Welcome to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production. You will study video (Film and TV), audio (Radio) and Print (Newspapers / Magazines) based units – theory will be taught first at the start of the course followed by production and a breakdown of exactly what you are studying with each teacher will be on a mini scheme of work. The course is:

  • 2 Years Full-Time
  • Equivalent to three A Levels with 14 hrs per week study and an expected 6-8 hours Private Study Time per week.

Some schools and colleges offer L3 BTEC courses compressed over 3 or 4 days while others offer the course over 5 days understanding that students will be taking other courses / subjects e.g. GCSE re-sit or an A’ Level. Either way you should consider this as a full time, vocational media course that will allow you to develop audio-visual, print and multi media production skills as well as developing industry knowledge / experience within a theoretical framework.

You will learn how to deconstruct and question the media, understanding one of the most powerful industries in the world in considerable depth. You will also develop a wide range of skills including communication, research, presentation, teamwork, organisation and practical production. To support your work you will develop an understanding of the terms and language used within the media industry.

Over two years you will build portfolios of work relating to 19 units studied, submitting work to structured deadlines. 10 units will be taught in year one and 9 in year two (centres vary). You will also work on different specialist units at the same time taught by an experienced team of media teachers. There are no external exams.

Example Areas of Study:

  • Analysing existing media (Film / TV / Radio / Print / New Digital Media / Advertising) applying learnt theory
  • Learning about Audiences and how texts are targeted at them
  • The background to Media Industries like Film and...

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