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Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

Course description

Media is a popular area of study and one key aim of the qualifications is to give you the opportunity to gain an understanding of employment opportunities, job requirements, and working practices in the Media industry.  The way the qualification is structured will enable you to start building the technical skills and knowledge that is relevant in different sectors of the Media industry, for example, in Television and Film.

At the end of the course you should be able to make informed choices with regards to a career in the Media industry.  You will have every opportunity to develop your technical skills that prepares you for life in the Media industry.

Course content

If taking the Subsidiary Diploma in Level 3 BTEC Media students will study a mixture of 7 different mandatory and optional units ranging from paper-based pre-production and research assignments to hands-on production and post-production assignments.  Some examples of units of study are:

  • Music Video Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Techniques
  • Advertising for Television
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Presentation Skills

Entry requirements

Students require  grade C or above in English GCSE.  Additionally students should have a Merit grade in Level 2 Media Production or a related course of study, or  grade C in Media Studies GCSE.


The course is highly interactive, with you taking considerable responsibility for your own learning.  You will need to be self-motivated and organised.

There are no exams, so if you prefer coursework – this is the course for you!  This does, however, mean that you will need to spend a significant amount of time completing work to a high standard.

Each unit has three to four learning outcomes which are assessed against Distinction (Grade A), Merit (Grade B) and Pass (Grade C) grades.  There are assignments with corresponding tasks that are linked to the course grading criteria.

For most of the units you will have to submit evidence of your knowledge and understanding, in various forms such as, reports, presentations, essays and finished media products (films, scripts, documentaries, etc.)

Future opportunities

The Certificate will lead you onto the Diploma in Year 13 which will build on the theoretical and practical skills that you develop in Year 12.  This in turn will prepare you for applying for Further Education or Entry Level employment in the Media industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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