Creative Media BTEC Leve 3 Extended Diploma at King George V College
BTEC Creative Media Studies is a practical and theoretical subject in which students are able to learn a number of skills and knowledge to apply to the subject area. The media is constantly changing, and with so many avenues to explore, this course gives the students a taste of a variety of specialisms that they could pursue further either in higher education or industry.
As the course is 100% coursework, there are no exams at the end of the year. Instead, your performance is monitored consistently throughout the course.
You will be taught how to use a range of equipment that is used for filming, animation, editing and designing, building your skill set to prepare you for higher education or a career in the industry. Following completion of the course, most students move onto a specialism within media at university level, whereas other seek employment in ways of apprenticeships within the industry.
Modules you are likely to study include:
Communication skills for Creative Media Production, Stop Motion Animation Production, Film and Video Editing Techniques, Writing for Television and Video
Students should have a keen interest in the subject area they are looking to explore and develop further. You should be interested in all forms of the media industry, from film to newspapers, and expect to gain a diverse knowledge which you can apply to the unit assessments throughout the course.
Destinations of previous students stetch across the country, whether it is in higher education or employment. A number of students have gone on to study media courses at Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, and Lincoln. Students are encourages to pursue a specialist area within the media sector that they would like to develop at a higher level. This could be animation, film editing or journalism to name a few. As the BTEC course has many practical units, learners leave KGV with a wide range of software knowledge and equipment which gives them a diverse portfolio and is great experience when it comes to interviews.
You can enjoy an annual trip to London, during which students are given the opportunity to see different sectors of the media industry - from behind the scenes at Harry Potter World, to experiencing great British Film at the Renoir cinema. Guest speakers are often invited in to discuss roles within the industry and give students a more detailed insight into the various media specialisms. You can also get involved in a team building trip, in preparation for a piece of coursework for which you will be expected to direct a five minute film.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.