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Media: Level 2 BTEC Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

Our Level 2 First Diploma in Creative Media course has been designed to reflect industry, and as such you will develop your creative, technical and organisational skills across a number of media sectors. Using industry-standard software and equipment, working individually and in teams, you will complete a diverse range of projects that will stand you in good stead for a level 3 qualification.

Course content

The course is made up of 10 units, 2 of which are externally examined.

 

Unit No.

Unit Title

Level

GLH

1

Digital Media Sectors and Audiences (Exam)

2

30

8

Media Industry in context (Exam)

2

30

2

Planning and pitching a digital media product.

2

30

3

Digital Moving Image Production

2

30

9

Digital Editing for Moving Image

2

60

11

Animation for Digital Media

2

60

19

Advertising Production

2

60

20

Factual Media Production

2

60

21

Deconstructing Media Products

2

60

22

Final digital production project (linear)

2

3

 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English, or Level 1 Diploma plus English.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework and two exams. 8 units are internally assessed and graded by lecturers. The 2 exams will take place in January with re sits available in May. Grades awarded are at a level 1, pass, merit or distinction level.

Future opportunities

Potential career routes in the Media industry:

  • Advertising and marketing communications
  • Animation
  • Broadcast
  • Cinematographer
  • Compositor
  • Designer
  • Events
  • Film editor
  • Film or TV producer
  • Film runner
  • Games designer
  • Journalism / Publishing
  • Lighting engineer
  • Media producer
  • Product designer
  • Radio
  • Sound engineer
  • Video production
  • Visual effects
  • Website designer
  • 3D artist

Further information

A range of visits will be arranged and will cost in total for the year approx. £40.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 August 2016
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