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OCR LEVEL 3 CAMBRIDGE TECHNICAL INTRODUCTORY DIPLOMA IN MEDIA STUDIES at The Lenham School

Course description

The Introductory Diploma is a two year course which provides a comprehensive study of Media. You will develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media audiences and producing media projects.

The course is designed for those of you who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the media industries, as part of a programme of study alongside other BTECs.

This course is coursework based with six units designed to cover a wide range of academic and vocational skills.

You will research and analyse the language of Media Production with a strong focus on media key concepts. This knowledge constructs your pre-production planning for a professional print fInal production in year two.

You will learn industry-standard editing techniques on the dedicated Apple Macs and research the development of a genre which will form the basis of your nal script.

The course is a thorough introduction to the most important aspects of the media and the various career opportunities in this (and related) elds. If you want to continue with Media Studies in higher education, you will nd a great number of degrees and other similar courses available.

Careers in the media do not come easy. It is expected that you have a wide experience of working on media productions for a wide variety of institutions (educational and professional). If you are dedicated and hard-working, your academic and vocational experience could lead to a career in broadcasting, lm, radio, advertising, marketing, music production, multimedia production or journalism. 

 

Course content

YEAR ONE

Unit 1:  Analysing media prodcuts and audiences

Unit 11:  Scriptwriting for media products

Unit 24:  Preparing for a career in the media industry

 

YEAR TWO

Unit 13:  Planning and pitching a print based media product

Unit 14:  Prodcuing a print based media product

Unit 15:  Print based media advertising

 

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

A Merit or above in Creative Media Production (Level 2 BTEC) or grade C or above in GCSE Media Studies. 

Where Media has not been studied, a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature is required.

Assessment

The course has six units which are internally assessed. At the start of each internally assessed unit you will receive an assignment brief detailing the tasks and criteria to be met. At the end of these units you will be given a grade of pass, merit or distinction with written feedback. 

Financial information

N/A

Future opportunities

 

Careers in the media do not come easy. It is expected that you have a wide experience of working on media productions for a wide variety of institutions (educational and professional). If you are dedicated and hard-working, your academic and vocational experience could lead to a career in broadcasting, film, radio, advertising, marketing, music production, multimedia production or journalism. 

Further information

 www.ucasprogress.com

The Lenham Media Department

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2017
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