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BTEC Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production - Level 3 at Abraham Darby Academy

Course description

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification which is based on the Skillset National Occupational Standards (NOS) and has been developed in collaboration with Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the creative media sector.

Course content

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production gives you the opportunity to study a range of units including:

·         Media Representations - Learners will consider how different media representations are constructed by media producers to create meaning, messages and values.

·         Pre-production portfolio - Learners study the requirements of planning and delivering a digital media product, carrying out essential pre-production tasks and creating a pre-production portfolio.

·         Responding to a commission - This unit considers the commissioning process and how media producers respond to clients by generating ideas using a range of skills.

·         Film Production - This unit will focus on the process of producing a short narrative film or film extract that uses generic conventions.

During the course you will be using specialist camera equipment and editing software to make your own media products. You will also gain understanding of key concepts and media theory which you will be applying to a range of media products. This course will equip you with the practical and analytical skills needed to study media at HE and can be studied alongside other A-levels.

This course uses a range of different assessment methods, and you will be expected to work on projects outside of class time. You will sit an external exam, complete projects and assignments, and work through specialist assigned tasks.

Entry requirements

You will need at least five 9-4 grades at GCSE including English, Mathematics.  A grade 4 or above in Information Technology or a Merit at BTEC, however, prior study of the subject isn’t essential.  These are guidelines only and every student’s application will be treated on an individual basis.

Assessment

This course uses a range of different assessment methods, and you will be expected to work on projects outside of class time. You will sit an external exam, complete projects and assignments, and work through specialist assigned tasks.

Future opportunities

Studying this subject will open doors to a whole host of possible careers as listed, i.e. Advertising Art Director; Advertising Creative/Copywriter/Director; Animator; Broadcast Journalist; Computer Games Designer; internet/Web Professional; Media Researcher;  Multimedia Designer; Photographer; Radio Producer; Sound Engineer; Sound Technician; TV/Film Camera Operator; TV/Film Director; TV/Film Editor; TV/Film Floor Manager; TV/Film Producer; TV/Film Production Assistant; TV/Film Runner.

Further information

What is the purpose of this qualification?

This qualification forms the knowledge component of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Creative Digital Media. The aim of the Apprenticeship is to develop employees who are digitally multi-skilled and able to work cross platform.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abraham Darby Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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