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Creative Media Production (90 Credit) Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This is an ideal course if you are interested in making and studying films, researching and analysing the Media and developing communication and presentational skills. Many of our students progress to study Media Production or related courses at university or to go into employment within the film-making sector.

Course content

You will be studying 19 Units over 2 academic years to obtain the Extended Diploma, 10 of which you complete in Year 1 (90 Credit Diploma), focusing on areas of media theory, audio, graphics and media production.

Examples of Units and projects you will be studying are:

- Documentary making
- Research Techniques
- Single camera drama
- Critical Approaches to Media Products
- Music Video Production
- Soundtrack Productio

Entry requirements

To apply for a place on this highly popular course, you need to hold at least 5 GCSE's including English Language at a grade 'C/4' or above.

You should have an interest in the Media, be able to work in a team as well as stick to tight deadlines and schedules.

You will need to bring evidence of your original certificates at Induction.

You should be passionate about film-making and learning about this exciting industry.

Although a Media Studies GCSE is preferable, it is not essential, although some previous media experience is preferred.

Assessment

You must complete all 19 Units over the 2 academic year programme in order to achieve the full Extended Diploma. Most Units have 10 credits attached to them, some have 5. You need to achieve 180 credits, and have successfully completed the 8 mandatory Units.

Assessment is via practical assignments, course work, presentations and class work in each unit. You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each completed Unit.

Future opportunities

If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue studying at a Level 4 or above (HND, BA or BSc) courses at University or internally here at Solihull College. You will leave the course with a range of skills desirable to employers, such as communication skills, report writing, working to deadline and working with others.

Previous students are currently working for the BBC, Sky Sports, Birmingham Eastside newspaper and RockStar games, amongst many others.

Further information

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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