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Media : BTEC Creative Digital Media (= 1 A-Level) at Regent College

Course description

This course offers a vocational alternative to A-Level Media Studies and is particularly suited to students who enjoy practical and creative aspects of media production. Completing the course will open pathways to higher education or training and ultimately employment in the creative industries sector.

Course content

The course comprises of four units:

Media Representations
You will consider how different media representations are constructed by media producers to create meaning, messages and values.

Pre-Production Portfolio
You will learn how to plan and deliver a digital media product, carrying out essential pre-production tasks (such as writing and pitching a proposal, casting, producing location recces and filming schedules, booking equipment, etc) and creating a pre-production portfolio.

Responding to a Commission
This unit considers the commissioning process and how media producers respond to clients by generating ideas using a range of skills

Film Production (fiction)
This unit focuses on the process of producing a short fictional film, developing camera and editing techniques to communicate an effective narrative to audiences, working within a specific genre.

You will develop your:

• creativity
• practical media skills
• critical thinking and problem solving skills: approaching problems by applying creative solutions and using technology
• interpersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-managing, adapting and showing resilience, and self-monitoring and development.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade A* - C or 4 – 9, including English Language


Offering clear skills progression from a range of GCSEs and Level Two BTECs, this course will enable you to build on the skills and knowledge you have already gained. You will become an independent learner who has the ability to research actively and methodically, give presentations, play an active role in group projects, think creatively and apply a range of creative solutions using existing facilities and technology. The course is assessed by a mix of exams and coursework. You will also have the opportunity for vocational experience to get you ready for employment. Last year, our students worked with a range of small Leicester based companies (including a magician, a vintage clothing shop, Leicester City Council and a local media company called Kinetal) to produce short promotional videos.

Financial information

Free to home students

Future opportunities

Progress to Higher Education or employment.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact Regent College, ask your Connexions Personal Advisor or your school/college Careers Staff.

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: 11 September 2018

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