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Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 at Wilmslow High School

Course description

This is an AS / A2 Level equivalent qualification, designed to improve your skills and understanding of media in the digital age. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of practical interactive media projects including web animation, digital graphics, interactive flash authoring and web design. Using industry standard software, you will develop highly transferable and desirable skills necessary to pursue a career in the media or progress to Higher Education.

The first year covers core units such as pre-production techniques and communication skills used in the media industry, combining them with practical projects like designing and making digital graphics and computer animations.

The second year delivers units such as research skills, web page design and interactive media authoring.

Throughout the course, you will be expected to develop your practical skills by working with drama and music students on projects, supporting school shows or working within the wider community e.g. on a charity advertising campaign or corporate video for a client.

Course content

  • Pre-production Techniques for Creative Media Industries (Unit 1)
  • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production (Unit 2)
  • Research Techniques for Creative Media Industries (Unit 3)
  • Creating Digital Graphics (Unit 19)
  • Digital Communication (Unit 56)
  • Digital Video Production for Interactive Media (Unit 62)
  • Web Animation for Interactive Media (Unit 65)

Entry requirements

We look for people with a strong interest in the media combined with a practical aptitude for using multi-media applications. In addition, you will need to meet the sixth form entry requirements of five GCSEs at grade C or above (English language essential, mathematics desirable)

Assessment

This is a one or two year course. There will be no examination assessment for this qualification. Assessment will be continuous, through written work, presentations, discussions, tutorials and practical assignments.

At the end of the first year you will have studied sufficient units to complete a Level 3 Certificate in Creative Media Production (equivalent to a single AS Level). If you continue to study for a second year, you will attain addition skills to enable you to complete the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production (equivalent to a single A2 Level).

Further information

Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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