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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production at Trafford College

Course description

This course allows learners to develop a wide range of skills relevant to the creative media industries and is designed for those with a keen interest in the creative media sector. The course is made up of units relating to specialist digital creative media disciplines, learn a wide range of skills and decide which areas you may wish to progress into, including;- Game Level Design- Video Production- Animation Techniques You will learn in a variety of ways, including workshops, individual and interactive group tasks, demonstrations and lectures. You will be expected to work as part of a production crew in order to produce quality pieces of work, as well as working on your own projects.Students have access to a fully equipped computer suites, drawing tablets and high quality photographic and video recording equipment and facilities.Students without a C grade in Maths or English will be expected to work towards these as part of the programme of study.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including Maths and English (or equivalent). A successful interview and evidence of creative skills are also required.


Units are tailored to suit the diverse range of skills required, and opportunities available, in the creative industries. The majority of units are assessed through project based work or theory assignments and it is expected that students spend a significant amount of time on assessment projects as self-directed study outside College as well as within the timetabled lessons. There are also two underpinning theory units, 1 and 8, where you will learn about media industries and audiences, which are assessed by means of short written tests in January and May.

Future opportunities

The course will prepare you for progression to one of our BTEC Level 3 Creative Media pathways (Games Development, TV and Film, Animation and Visual Effects), employment or apprenticeships in media related industries.

Further information

Please contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

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: 13 May 2016
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