Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Level 3

Level BTEC

What will I study?

This practical course focusses on developing student’s communication, pre-production, production and post-production skills that are required for working in the film and television industry. Each year, students are given the opportunity to explore two practical productions: music video & factual television production (year 1) and advertising and a final major production in editing techniques (year 2). You will work in production crews to set internal assignment briefs and develop a production from its initial treatment and pitch to its final individual export. There is no external examination on this course.

Is this course right for me?

To do this subject you should have a strong interest in developing your own media products and in learning research and communication skills. You do not need to have any prior camera or editing knowledge for this course, but should have a willingness to learn, be self-motivated and well organised to meet deadlines throughout the year. You will also undertake two external briefs, one of which is an exam. This course requires a real time commitment from students. You will produce two practical pieces, which require group work outside of lessons, as you will be storyboarding, shooting and editing footage. This largely takes place at weekends, so students need to be committed to this. There is an external exam for this Certificate so students looking for an entirely practical option should opt for the Diploma. Goes with: Media Studies, Film Studies, Graphic Design, IT, Business Studies or Computer Science.

Where next?

This BTEC is equivalent to one A level and carries UCAS points. BTEC Creative Digital Media is designed for post-16 learners who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the media industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other BTEC Nationals or A levels. This subject provides excellent practical training for entry into the creative media industries, and you will have a portfolio of work to take to interviews by the end of two years.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in English Language GCSE desirable but not essential. You will be required to show a portfolio of two media artefacts. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.