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Creative Media Level 2 BTEC National Diploma (Cheadle Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

The media industry is in an age of rapid growth with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home. This is a broad-based one year course with an integrated creative and technical study of media production, which looks at core aspects of the creative media industry. Although the course is practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit. Multi-skilling is encouraged as it plays such an important role in the new media industry. The course is both rewarding and challenging and is designed to assist students in coping with the ever changing world of media and communication.

Course content

You will be introduced into the creative world of the media industries. During the year you will research, plan, design, storyboard, create and evaluate products using similar techniques to those used by the professionals. You will learn to manipulate digital graphics, produce a stop-motion animation using different animation techniques, design a website and create a Multimedia product. Theoretical areas covered during the year include research techniques used in the new Media industries, communication skills, looking at the creative media sector and research media audiences and products.


Entry requirements

You should have basic IT skills including the ability to search the World Wide Web. The IT skills associated with the course will be developed, as they are required. You will need to have some creative skills to visualise the final product before production starts.


All of your assessment will involve coursework that will involve you in working on your own outside lesson times. For most of the units you will be acquiring a wide variety of software skills and using these skills to produce solutions to problems.

Future opportunities

This is an appropriate qualification for students wishing to pursue a career in the Creative Media Industries. An overall Merit at this level, together with one other GCSE at Grade C, will enable students to progress to Advanced level Vocational courses. This course is taken by students who are keen to develop creative media skills (e.g. web design, magazine production, TV and animation).

Further information

This course is designed for the creative person who wants to be at the cutting edge of the media world.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year