Creative Media Production (Television and Film) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Amersham and Wycombe College
This course is designed for people who have a keen interest in the world of television and film. The course will help you decide what area of the industry might be best suited to you as it covers areas from idea generation all the way through to final product delivery. Included is study of the industry, its products and its technical developments.
This BTEC qualification is unit based and requires you to undertake a total of 18 full units. The course is structured around
projects, such as making an advertisement, shooting a music video, producing a drama. Through these projects you will be tested against the requirements of those units, those remaining units will be tested through presentations or written assignments.
The College has a good range of high definition cameras ranging from small hand held units to professional ENG ones. As part of the camera kit we include tripods. As you are expected to capture high quality sound we have a range of microphones from boom and radio mics along with quality audio recorders. Furthermore there are a number of portable lighting set with reflectors.
Students on this course have access to the TV studio and the green screen room.
Year 1 course = 90 credit Diploma
Year 2 course = a further 90 credits providing in total a 180 credit Extended Diploma
4 GCSE's at Grade C or above one of which must be English or Maths OR successful completion of a Level 2 qualification including a pass at English and Maths.
There are no exams on this course; it is 100% coursework based where you will be required to work on projects individually and very often in groups. In certain instances the course work will be written submission in the form of essays or reports.
You will need headphones to monitor audio, an SD card for use with the cameras, DVD discs to hand your work in on. These items will be discussed in the first weeks of the course.
At the end of the course there are two main avenues of progression; further study in Higher Education be it a degree or HND or employment in the industry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Amersham and Wycombe College directly.