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Creative Media Production - Level 3 (Full-Time) at Newcastle College

Course description

This course covers all the stages of video production: planning and organising a shoot, developing script ideas, using digital video cameras, sound and editing equipment, understanding the professional, ethical, legal and management aspects of the industry, adding graphics and effects, and applying these skills in productions on and off-site.

These include projects for outside clients and other courses in the Performance Academy. We have a fully-equipped TV Studio and Production Gallery, and a 19 workstation MAC editing suite.

Course content

All students study:

  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Pre-production techniques
  • Critical Approaches to Media Products
  • Understanding the Media Industries
  • Production Management Project
  • Professional Brief

Optional Units Include:

  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Understanding Video Technology
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Multi-camera Techniques
  • Factual Programme Production for Television
  • Working Freelance in the Media Industries
  • Audio Production Processes and Techniques
  • Corporate and Promotional Programme Production
  • Music Video Production
  • Designing Idents for TV
  • Interview Techniques for Media Production

Your course also includes functional skills. Functional skills are practical skills in English, information and communication technology (ICT) and mathematics that allow you to work confidently, effectively and independently in life, your community and work. Possessing these skills will help you to progress in education, training and employment and make a positive contribution in the community in which you live and work.

As well as functional skills being embedded into all aspects of your course you will receive a dedicated functional skills lesson to enable you to develop your skills in one or two of the three functional skills.

Entry requirements

You must have completed your compulsory school education and should have achieved at least one of the following

  • 5 GCSEs
  • A BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design
  • An Intermediate GNVQ in Art and Design
  • An alternative equivalent qualification at the appropriate level

If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above. In addition to this, you will also need to bring with you to interview a portfolio of relevant project work.


You will put together a portfolio of work, evidencing the units of the qualification, which is internally assessed and externally moderated as the course progresses.

Future opportunities

Successful students may progress to a Foundation Degree in a related subject area, or to a BA (Hons) Degree.

As an alternative to progressing to a higher education, you could seek employment at a junior or assistant level in video and media related occupations.

Students from similar courses have subsequently gained employment as a Researcher, Multi-Media Trainee, Camera Assistant, Studio Runner and Freelance Video Production Assistant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 April 2016
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