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Broadcast Media Production – Tv and Film BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

This course mixes theory and practical work; after understanding the techniques Media producers use, you are given the chance to create projects that reflect this understanding.

A typical first year student will create adverts and short films shot on location during one-day filming trips; they will develop their own presentation skills which employers and universities often say that typical College leavers do not have; students will learn camera techniques and full editing skills. They will also develop multi camera television productions in our fully equipped television studio, culminating in an end of year magazine programme project.

In the second year, students will enhance these skills with specialist work on audio and soundtracks, lifestyle programme (the most popular format on television) and live broadcast projects. Students will also have the chance to visit television studios, attend studio recordings and participate in live local radio.

Course content

The following units are always taught:

  • Research Techniques
  • Pre-Production Techniques
  • Communication Skills
  • Creative Media Production Management Project
  • Advertising for Television
  • Multi Camera Studio Production
  • Film and TV Industries
  • Working to a Brief
  • Film and Video Editing

A range of the following are taught according to student interests and specialist teacher expertise:

  • Single Camera Location Production
  • Radio Commercial Production
  • Page Layout and Design
  • Music Video Production
  • Soundtrack Production Presentation Techniques
  • Factual Programme Production
  • Writing for the Media
  • Corporate Video Production

Please note the units are subject to change to reflect modern trends in the Media to aid employability and progression to Higher Education.

Entry requirements

To start any BTEC Level 3 Diploma you need to meet the general college entry requirements. In addition you must have GCSE English grade D. (No previous knowledge of Media Production required but you need to have a real interest in developing these skills).


Exam Board – Edexcel / BTEC

Future opportunities

Many media students progress to careers in the media such as television, publishing or radio, or related areas such as advertising, marketing, events management, independent film production, corporate video work, and IT. The creativity and understanding of audiences is especially attractive to many mainstream businesses and organisations who require media ‘savvy’ people, such as local Councils and Arts organisations.

The course also allows progression to a range of degrees in similar and related areas, and combines excellently with a wealth of subjects within humanities, social sciences, and the creative industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years