Creative Digital Media Production (Film and Television Production) BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Level BTEC

What will I study?

This largely practical course focusses on developing the technical skills required for working in film and television production. The units covered allow you to develop a professional understanding of the industry and the skills required to work within it. You will work in partnership with real media companies, pitching and producing work that responds to real briefs. You will work in production crews to script, storyboard, produce (both using single camera and multi camera shoots), edit and present documentary, film and television products. There is no external examination on this course. However, you will be required to create a product that responds to a brief, set by the examination board. This is externally assessed

Is this course right for me?

If you currently enjoy making your own media and film products, and are keen to develop industry-standard technical skills, this is the right course for you. This course is ideal for you if you already showcase your work on a website or YouTube channel, or if you’d like to do so in the future. Throughout the course, you’ll be able to create a portfolio of work that you can show to future employers and universities. This course requires a real time commitment from students. You will produce at least four 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 really committed to pursuing a media career. It goes well with Media Studies, Film Studies, Graphic Design; IT or Computer Science would be beneficial.

Where next?

This qualification is the equivalent of two A’ Levels and carries UCAS points. This course will prepare you for working in the creative industries, or for entry onto a practical course at university. At the end of the course, you will have a portfolio of work to take to university or job interviews.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in English Language GCSE. You will be required to have a level of camera and editing experience which will be assessed at interview. 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.