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Media - BTEC Level 3 Certificate at Queens Park Community School

Course description

What will I study? This is a vocational course, designed to develop practical media related skills. It provides a well recognised qualification for further education and employment in the Media sector. t will begin to reveal, through hands-on activities, just how much the media shapes and influences who we are. The course will provide you with the necessary key skills required to underpin your own creative work and will provide access to a range of occupations or professions (e.g. Web Design, Magazine Production, TV, Video, Film and Animation). You will work on a variety of different units that will have a practical focus, and will be project based, allowing you develop your existing interests and with a definite finished outcome to each. This is a two-year programme combining theory and practice. Following the Moving Image Pathway, which reflects the balance of skills and knowledge needed in the media industry. The course consists of 6 units: Chosen from the following areas of study: Understanding the Media, Research Techniques, Professional Practice, Managing a Production, Media Workshop, Working to a Brief, Film & Video Production, Video Technology, Video Editing, Pre-production Techniques, Photography, Factual Programme Production Techniques, Television and Video Studies, Film Studies, Advertising Production, Corporate & Promotional Video Production, Social Action and Community Essential Skills Assessment All course units are assessed through regular coursework; you will be expected to build a substantial portfolio; your progress will be monitored carefully so that you are clear how to improve. Assignments are internally marked; an external verifier will check our marking for accuracy and consistency at the end of the year.

Entry requirements

For this course you should have Level 2 BTEC Media or GCSE Media. An interest in the Media, especially TV, Film and Advertising. An enjoyment of analysis and creation of moving and still images, as you may have done within the English GCSE Media section. Willingness to learn new technical skills.

Future opportunities

Universities offer different options within their media degrees. Job opportunities are extensive, as are the opportunities for setting up your own business. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as English, to prepare for higher education in Media-related courses, related courses in the Arts or Humanities, or more general higher education courses. With Further training, you could go into a job related to media such as a Journalist, News Reporter, TV Producer, Public Relations Officer The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and Communication sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2018
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