Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma Creative Media Production
The Extended Diploma takes students through nineteen media units in order to develop the production skills and knowledge required for a variety of job roles and opportunities in the broadcast industries.
How is the course structured?
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production is a two-year full-time course designed to introduce students to the many different creative and production skills required in the Radio, Video and Television Industries. Typically students interested in this course will have a passion for Radio and TV Production, and the desire to learn more about the workings of this exciting industry.
The Broadcast pathway immerses you into the world of TV and Radio production. Within BOA are a fully equipped industry standard TV studio and Radio station, which students will use for a variety of regular live and pre-recorded broadcast projects. Each student will have the opportunity to produce short dramas, documentary and news programming, live broadcast radio, magazine and quiz shows as part of their curriculum.
Current units include:
- Production management
- Production management
- Single Camera Techniques
- Multi-camera Techniques
- Music Based Programming for Radio
- Advertising Production for TV
- Commercial production for Radio
- Factual programming
- Scriptwriting for Television
Accompanying classroom and studio activities, students will have many opportunities to further their industry knowledge through visits and work placements, while there will also be a programme of complementary studies where you will learn more associated industries, employment opportunities and routes into a first job, and help develop vital ‘soft’ skills such as communication, presentation and organisation.
How will I study?
With an emphasis on the practical development of production skills, much of student time will spent on producing media, including working on online and interactive projects. Supported by a number of industry and educational partners, both here and abroad, students will learn from attending workshops, events and expos, trips and exchange programs, partnership and apprenticeship projects.
Units are delivered through a variety of project based assignments, which will allow you to both develop skills and utilise these to produce creative practical work, working both individually and as part of a team. In all instances, tasks are designed to be vocationally relevant, and replicate industry practices and real-world applications. As part of course requirements, Year 13 students will work with external clients to produce a piece of work that will be used for promotion and sales, community and health, and/or training. Often students will work with a range of local enterprises on commissioned work, as well as public and voluntary groups to support community building.
The course is structured around continuous assessment. While there are no final examinations to undertake, students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of work throughout the course, and are subjected to variety of assessment methods.
The Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production is designed primarily for those with an aptitude in digital media, and will prepare prospective students for progression into work and higher education.