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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production at Rutlish School

Course description

What is it like to work in the world of Media? Who are the key players? What does a producer actually do? How do you create a green screen effect? If some of these questions interest you then, this is the course for you. This course of study we will give you the opportunities to develop hands on practical skills with software and hardware that is often used in real media industries. You will also learn about the practices and processes of media industries by investigating current media companies. The work on The BTEC qualifications in this specification are QCF level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. Each year we discuss with students about which of the 70+ media specialisms they want to study and regularly negotiate a bespoke plan for each learner. So you might be working on a photography unit whilst your friend is studying presenting techniques for broadcasting. The Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment in this sector. This course is equivalent to one A level.

Course content

You will have to study a number of compulsory and then there a wide range of optional units. In the compulsory units you will learn how to plan effectively in order to produce a media event or artifact. The optional units will be chosen from a wide range and include subjects such as: camera filming and editing; photography; researching; preproduction planning; interview techniques broadcast presenting, marketing and PR and many more.

Entry requirements

GCSE Media or Film Studies at grade B or BTEC Level 2 in Creative Media Production at Merit. In exceptional circumstances, students who have not previously studied these subjects may be admitted IF their average GCSE / BTEC grade is a C AND they show a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for the subject.


This course is 100% coursework with no formal written examinations. Students will be assessed by the completion of a portfolio of evidence – the range of units mentioned above. These assessment activities may be a combination of written, audio, visual media as well as through presentations and observations of practical activities.

Future opportunities

Some students will go directly into work in entry level positions in media industries and others will continue on to further specialized study. On completion of this course students will be suited to progress to study for a specialised degree in creative media/ media studies, combined degree with media as the major or subsidiary component, further training or industry employment. Students will be given the opportunities to develop their own personal and bespoke showreel of work that will benefit differentiate themselves from the masses of other students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rutlish School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015
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