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BTEC Creative Media Production Level 3 Diploma at The Downs School

Course description

We are now offering students the opportunity to study a BTEC Level 3 in Creative Media Production; the equivalent to an A Level qualification. Students will explore the role of media producers for a variety of products, from the design stages through to production and post-production.

We will have people from real media industries in to work with us on occasions, and the course has a distinctly „work place‟ emphasis. Work experience placements at local media companies can also be negotiated. This course is an excellent follow on from BTEC Level 2 Creative Media Production or GCSE Media Studies at Key Stage Four.

Course content

The BTEC is a practical course; work is undertaken in a variety of ways and is largely project-based. There is a lot to learn and this is explored, as much as possible, in a practical way. Students can choose methods and techniques which suit them best when it comes to collating evidence of their work towards projects.

Students are expected to show independence and initiative when it comes to managing their workload. Units: Pre-production techniques for the Creative Media Industries Communication Skills for Creative Media Production Understanding The Television and Film Industries (tbc) Film Studies (tbc)

All of these units equip students with an in-depth understanding of the workings of the media production industries, and will leave them with many invaluable skills for any workplace in the future, including team work, self-management, organisation and IT skills.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE‟s at GRADE C or above plus a genuine interest and enthusiasm for media production in all its forms.



Future opportunities

You are perhaps thinking of a career in the many fields offered by the media industriesTV and film production, journalism, photography, writing, directing and so on…

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Downs School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years