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Media Production - BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for those who want a practical, work related course with ample opportunity for hands-on activity. It’s ideal for those who already have good portfolio/examples of creative work and want to work within the media industry.
The course has an emphasis on practical communication skills, allowing you to learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The majority of our students on these courses go on to pursue courses in media related subjects in television, radio or film production, media studies, communications, journalism, marketing or public relations. In addition to contributing to the department’s radio station broadcasts, you will also participate in live multi-media camera productions, such as our own award ceremonies, and complete a video project for an external client.

Course content

• Music video production
• Factual programme production
• Understanding the television and film industries
• Understanding video technology
• Music-based radio presenting
• Radio news production and multi-camera programme production
• Multi-camera techniques
The Level 3 course is designed as a two year study programme but there is an option to undertake a diploma in one year instead. Please ask for more details at your interview.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

The next stage is to enter Higher Education or Employment upon completing this course.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: APAL3MPFR1


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