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Creative & Digital Media Production - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a one-year course and is equivalent to three GCSEs made up of ten units. You need to complete three mandatory units relating to Digital Media Sectors and Audiences. You will have two examined units in January and June. You will study ten ‘practical’ units ranging from Animation to Graphics, Digital Photography to Television.

Course content

Who should study this course?
If you have any interest in TV, films, the Internet, music, radio or magazines then this is the course for you. You get to explore all of these and consider how and why texts are made. Media shares skills with courses such as Art, Photography and ICT as well as English. The Level 2 course gives you the opportunity to create detailed media products and get involved in skill-based media production processes.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 3 x grade D at GCSE with at least an E in GCSE Maths. 


How is the course assessed?
Two external examinations on the media industry and eight practical units exploring real life production scenarios like the creation of television adverts.

Future opportunities

Where can I go next?
The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media is designed to prepare
students for employment in the media industry and for progression to a Level 3
BTEC National Diploma in Creative Media Production.


Further information

How can I find out more information?
Contact Name: Sam Rouse Curriculum Leader - Arts
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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: 08 November 2017
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