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Cambridge Technicals Media at Heath Park

Course description

WHO IS IT FOR?

For students who have a keen interest in the media world including film, photography and publishing. They are highly creative and imaginative with a keen eye for detail and a passion for digital design.

Course content

Introductory Diploma – 6 Units – 1 A Level equivalent. We aim to offer two different specialist routes. These are:

Print Specialism
Analysing Media Products and Audiences (compulsory unit)
Media Adaptations
Planning and Pitching a Print Media Product
Producing a Print Media Product
UK Media Publishing
Photography for Media Products

TV and Video Specialism
Analysing Media Products and Audiences (compulsory unit)
Planning and Pitching an Audio-Visual Media Product
Producing an Audio-Visual Media Product
Audio Visual Advertising Media
UK Media Publishing
Photography for Media Products

Diploma – 12 Units – 2 A Level Equivalent. The qualification is made up of either of the Introductory Diploma routes and six additional units.

Audio-Visual specialism
Planning for a Media Exhibition or Event
UK Film Studies
Production and Post Production for Film
UK TV Broadcasting
Production and Post Production for TV
Audio-Visual Promotional Video

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C or equivalent GCSE in English and preferably GCSE grade C or above in Art and Design.

Assessment

All work is assessed and verified internally and moderated externally by a visitor from the exam board. Broadly speaking, students will cover one unit of work each term.

Future opportunities

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

These courses provide an excellent grounding for Higher Education study in vocational Media degrees. A good number of our students go on to study Film Production and other practical media courses.

APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS

In theory, these courses provide an excellent grounding for an apprenticeship in the media industries. In practice, apprenticeship places are often taken up by people at the end of their degree study in Higher Education, even if apprenticeships are meant to be designed as an alternative to Higher Education. The portfolio of work you develop on these courses will help your application to either Higher Education or an Apprenticeship.

CAREER PATHWAYS

These qualifications are an excellent stepping stone to a practical career in the media industries – to work as a camera operator or editor, as a graphic designer or photographer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heath Park directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015
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