Cambridge Technicals in Media Level 3 at Bacon's College
This vocational Media Studies course offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of media industries (including film, television, advertising, radio, music, animation and publishing) in a very practical way. We aim to not just analyse texts but to create them as well. We also consider issues that are important in the workplace such as Time-Keeping, Finances and Health and Safety Regulations.
There are ample opportunities to work in the Media Suites and to carry out filming and editing assignments. The College is well-resourced in terms of equipment and staffing (including a range of support technicians) which allows students to maximise the quality of their creative work. Students’ work ranges from documentaries to music videos, radio programmes to photography and image manipulation.
AS-Level: Analysing Media Products Production + Post-Production for TV, Visual Effects for TV & Film, Producing an Audio Visual Product, Comic and Graphic Novels, UK Film Studies.
A2-Level: Photography for Media Products, Social Media, Animation Production, Graphic Design for Media Products, Sound for Media Products, Production + Post-Production for Film
Students must achieve 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including Mathematics. If you have studied Media Studies at GCSE you must have a ‘B’ grade to be able to study this subject. If you have not studied Media before, you must have a ‘B’ grade in English Language.
The Cambridge Technical Course is perfect for students who enjoy completing a range of coursework, presentational and practical tasks, rather than completing examinations. It suits students who enjoy working artistically and those who wish to develop their ICT skills.
There are no examinations and the diverse nature of the course means that students are able to build up a portfolio of work to take to interviews to showcase their abilities and skills.
The Cambridge Technical in Media is a double award subject which means that it is equivalent to two A Levels. The Diploma is accepted by a range of universities and current students have applied to study for degrees in subjects as diverse as Media, Fashion, Business and Public Relations.
The high level of practical and work-related elements in the course means that the Diploma is also popular with employers who wish their college-leavers to have acquired a wide range of vocational skills. As such it can lead to employment in any number of media industries.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.