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Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Richard Huish College

Course description

Do you fancy a career in Media? It is a thriving UK industry according to the Department for Media, Culture and Sport, who recently reported that Creative Industries are the UK's fastest-growing sector, worth £71.4bn a year and making up 5.6% of the workforce.

Jobs in film, television, music and software have bucked the trend and grown by 8.6% in recent years.

This course is suitable for students who want to go on to university to study Media and Film or enter the industry. It is also suitable for students who have a general interest in British media particularly Television, Film and Print.

Course content

There are 8 mandatory units and 11 optional units. Mandatory units include:

  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries.
  • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Research Techniques
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Management Project
  • Working to a brief
  • Critical approaches
  • Understanding the Television and Film Industries

Optional Units may include:

  • Music Video Production
  • Factual Programme Production Techniques for Television
  • Advertisement Production for Television
  • Multi-Camera Techniques
  • Corporate and Promotional Programme Production
  • Stop Motion Animation Production
  • Interview Techniques for Creative Media Production
  • Film Studies
  • Writing for Television and Video
  • Television and Video Studies
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Designing Idents for Television.

Entry requirements

  • Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language
  • It is not necessary to have studied Media before


All coursework is internally assessed by your teachers. The course has no exams and there are many ways in which you can collect and submit evidence. These might include any combination of:

  • A report (written or verbal)
  • A presentation
  • A practical project
  • A display or visual material (poster, leaflet etc.)
  • A video or audio recording
  • A witness statement
  • A completed Media Production
  • Production documentation.

Future opportunities

We aim for you to leave the course with the skills and experience to work as a ‘runner’ in a production company or to go on to further develop your skills in a media degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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