Creative Digital Media Production Extended Certificate [Film and Video Production] (single course)
Qualification: Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Level 3 [Film and Video Production] (single course)
Exam Board: Pearson; Specification
Course Entry Requirements: 4 in English Language GCSE. You do not need to have any prior camera or editing experience for this course but should have a willingness to learn.
Please make sure that you have understood 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 Study Programmes at the college.
Length and size of qualification: 2 year single course
Timetable hours: 4.5 hours per week
Assessment method: A combination of written exams and projects including one externally set practical examination which is completed in timed conditions
BHASVIC Department: Media and Performing Arts
What will I study?
This practical course focusses on developing your communication, pre-production, production and post-production skills that are required for working in the film and television industry. Each year, you will be given the opportunity to explore two practical productions: factual television & a short narrative production (year 1) and a music video and social action and community media (year 2). Alongside this you will develop knowledge and understanding of pre-production techniques, communication skills and research techniques. 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.
Is this course right for me?
Creative Digital Media Production is an exciting and challenging course which encourages you to critically engage with and evaluate a broad range of moving image products. The course is designed to provide an educational foundation for a range of careers in the media industry and allied sectors. The practical aspect of the course requires a commitment from students to work outside of their lessons and will allow students the opportunity to develop their skills in camera, editing and project management.
This qualification is the equivalent of one A Level. This course will prepare students for working in the creative industries as well as preparing students for entry onto a practical degree at university. At the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of work to take to university or job interviews Possible future careers might include Journalist, Media Planner, Social Media Manager, Technician, Researcher, Digital Marketer and Advertising Officer. Useful websites to research careers and wider progression options could include Creative Skillset, Hive, All About Careers and The Apprenticeship Guide.