Why should I study this course?
If you have an interest in creating and exploring film making, web design and print-based media products you will enjoy this very interactive, practical course. You will learn new software packages and get to produce video, internet and print-based media products and benefit from using the fantastic facilities in our media centre.
You will develop skills and literacy that are both challenging and fun. You will gain a qualification in Media equivalent to 2 GCSEs, study English and Mathematics up to achieving a grade 4 (C) and complete at least 30 hours’ work experience during the year. This course will lead to an Employability Skills Passport Certificate which will help to prepare you for the workplace, should you choose to enter it after this qualification.
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What will I study?
You will take two core units:
- Digital Media and Audiences – Examined
- Planning and Pitching – Coursework
You also take three specialist units in:
- Video Production - Create your own movie trailers – Coursework
- Media Industry in Context – Examined
- Web Design - Create and host your own multimedia websites – Coursework
You will also undertake a significant amount of work experience outside the college. This will enable you to develop both your qualifications and your social skills of working in a real environment.
How is the course assessed?
This course has two exams and your work will be assessed throughout the course. You will be given a grade for each unit - Pass, Merit and Distinction and these will be used to calculate your final grade. All coursework units are internally marked and externally moderated.
What will the course prepare me for?
The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media is a practical, work-related course and provides a good basis for employment or to apply for a Level 3 course with us.
Students are encouraged to develop their skills outside of the classroom, for example video recording, sound recording and reflective online blogs.
What materials will I need to provide?
None. You will benefit from using the fantastic facilities in our new Media Centre including industry standard software, high-definition digital cameras and state-of-the-art audio equipment. All equipment can all be booked out to you from the college.
How will I be taught?
Classroom based teaching and learning. Using Computer Video editing suites, both individually and in groups.
This course is for you if...
You have an interest in creating and exploring film making, web design and print based media products, and if you like learning new software packages and enjoys both practical and written work.
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What are the course requirements?
A minimum of two 3s (Ds) at GCSE or a minimum of a Pass in one Level 2 BTEC or equivalent.
If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.
All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication; however, the College may need to make some changes in light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.
What skills do I need?
- Basic I.T skills
- An interest in developing your ideas