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Media (Film) - BTEC National Certificate Level 3 at Haydon School

Course description

BTEC media is a double award (equivalent to two A-Levels) which deals with making moving image texts in a vocational context. The course broadly involves:

  • Researching and Analysing Film and Television texts
  • Developing technical skills in terms of camera work, editing and sound
  • Producing and evaluating a range of moving image texts


  • This course is worth two advanced courses and so takes up two option pools
  • It will take two years to complete the course
  • It CANNOT be taken alongside AS/A2 Media Studies
  • It is intended for those students who wish to specialise in film and television production, ideally in preparation for a career in that industry
  • Students numbers on this course will be limited to 15 maximum. If there are more than 15 students, the Head of Faculty for Performing Arts and Media will determine entry on an individual basis

Course content


Core Units include:

  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Production Management Project
  • Working to a Brief in the Media Industries
  • Communication Skills

Specialist Units include:

  • Understanding the Television and Film Industries
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Multi-Camera Techniques
  • TV Idents
  • Music Video Production
  • Factual Programme Making
  • Specialist Unit


Theunits will be assessed through six major pieces of practical work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years