Moving image content is everywhere! Whatever format, whichever platform, whether its TV, Social Media, YouTube, Online, Advertising or Cinema, it’s around us all the time. Film and television, YouTube and Netflix all rely on new media content to provide their service and stay on top of demand. This is such an exciting time for young filmmakers as there are more platforms for viewing content and this needs creating. With the explosion of digital media and the continual development social of media as a platform for filmmakers, the Creative Digital Media Production course is a key player in learning and developing your skills and creative output.
BTEC Level 3 Creative Digital Media Production – Extended Diploma/Extended Certificate.
You will study different aspects of the Media industry such as Media Representations, Factual Programme Production, completing an investigation into an area of the Media Industry, Film Production, Scriptwriting, Cinematography and Factual Production.
You will be assessed though a combination of an exam, externally set and marked work and internally assessed coursework.
The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They
shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of
view they offer. The media have real relevance and importance in our lives today,
providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the
ability to participate in key aspects of society.
WJEC A/AS Level
The course offers learners the opportunity to develop a thorough and in
depth understanding of key issues, using key concepts and a variety of critical
perspectives to support critical exploration and reflection, analysis and debate. The
study of a wide range of rich and stimulating media products is central to the
specification, offering opportunities for detailed analysis of how the media
communicate meanings in a variety of forms.
The course aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the transnational nature of the media, considering the effect of different national contexts on representations in media
products, the global reach of media industries, and the targeting of audiences on a
national and global scale.
Year 1 AS level
Unit 1 Written Exam 24%
Unit 2 Coursework 16%
Year 2 A Level
Unit 3 Written Exam 36%
Unit 4 Coursework 24%
Students applying for the Level 3 BTEC in Creative Digital Media Production should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to prepare a portfolio that expresses your creativity along with a written task set by the CMSS. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.
The Media department’s core resources are:
Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways:Graphic Design, Illustration or a related subject at University / Advertising / Art Direction / Book Designer / Branding Agency / Crafts / Digital or Film Designer / Direct Marketing / Graphic Designer / Magazine & Newspaper Design / Mobile Marketing / Packaging - Product Design / Spatial Design / TV & Cinema Advertising to name but a few.
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.
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