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Creative Media (TV and Film) BTEC National Award at Priesthorpe School

Course description

Course Description

The course gives students the opportunity to learn about the TV and Film industries and their relationships with their audiences. The course also gives student an insight into the different types of jobs available in various sectors and the skills needed to undertake various roles. Students will be given the opportunity to produce professional media products, such as, documentaries, advertisements, dramas and will be involved in the production of a weekly live TV programme. 

Course content

Course Content

UNITS OF STUDY:

Mandatory:

1.       Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industries

2.       Communication Skills for Creative Media Production

3.       Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries

Plus 3 from the following:

·         Understanding the Television and Film Industries

·         Film and Video Editing Techniques

·         Single Camera Techniques

·         Multi Camera Techniques

·         Factual Programme Production Techniques for Television

·         Advertisement Production for Television 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5x A*-C at GCSE subjects. 

Assessment

Assessment

Units are assessed internally and will consist of both written analytical tasks and practical productions. Students will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction on the quality of their work.

Financial information

none

Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

Possible further study includes; Broadcast Journalism, TV and Film Production, Marketing, Print Journalism, Media Studies, Film Studies, Communication Studies, Multimedia, Advertising, Events Management. Students may go on to apply for jobs in various fields including; TV, film, advertising, journalism, marketing, new media, multi-media etc. The Media Department produces a weekly TV programme, which is broadcast live to the school every Friday. Students also run a radio station that is broadcast through a restricted service licence for one month every year and is available online throughout term times.

Further information

Further Information

For further information on this course, speak with a Mr Sammons, Head of Media Studies, or check the specification on the Edexcel website: http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Creative-Media-Production/2010/Specification/BN033359-BTEC-90c-L3-CMP-Issue2.pdf

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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