Creative Digital Media Production

Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent of 1 A Level)

Creative Digital Media Production

Why should I study this course?

This qualification is designed to provide a technical introduction to creative media production. The topics have been specifically chosen to give you a broad overview of the different technical disciplines that exist within the industry, so this is an excellent springboard into this massive growth industry.

You will also have the opportunity to be creative in your approach by undertaking topics in subject areas such as media representations, pre-production and production, responding to a commission as well as production in areas listed below.

Staff bio: Barron Crossland

What will I study?

Over the two years of the course you will study:

  • Media Representations
  • Pre-production and production
  • Responding to a commission
  • Film Production
  • Digital Games production
  • Digital Magazine Production
  • Radio Production

Examination board


How is the course assessed?

The course consists of 4 units 3 of which are mandatory one of which is externally assessed.

What will the course prepare me for?

All BTEC Nationals provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression

to university. The transferable skills that universities value include:

  • the ability to learn independently
  • the ability to research actively and methodically
  • being able to give presentations and being active group members.

BTEC learners can also benefit from opportunities for deep learning where they are able to make connections among units and select areas of interest for detailed study. BTEC Nationals provide avocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:

  • reading varied texts
  • audio-visual literacy
  • effective writing
  • research and analytical skills
  • creative development
  • preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.

Private study

Although most of the course content will be delivered through a series of taught modules, it is recommended that students study for 5 hours a week outside the classroom.


What materials will I need to provide?

Although no specific materials are required an A3 portfolio pad and a 32Gb memory stick would be advantageous.

How will I be taught?

Most units are delivered through a series of taught lessons and assessed via assignment submission. One unit is assessed through a 20-hour externally controlled assessment task.

This course is for you if... have a passion for media and would like to pursue this as a career.

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What are the course requirements?

You must achieve at least four GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) in four different subjects, including English Language and/or Maths, or an equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification.

If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you choose a course programme that best suits 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 the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.

What skills do I need?

The following skills are essential to be successful on this course.

  • Willingness to learn about IT systems and how they work
  • Good creativity and written communication skills
  • A sound knowledge of media products