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Cambridge Technicals in Media Level 3 at Bacon's College

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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    • How to get to the College:


      Bus:

      The nearest Bus Station is Canada Water served by routes: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 & P12 (10  mins walk). Directions on foot from Canada Water Station.

      The nearest Bus Stop is Smith Close (Salter Road - next to youth hostel) served by routes 381 & C10 (5 mins walk). Directions on foot from the Smith Close bus stop.


      Tube:

      The nearest Underground Station is Canada Water, served by the Jubilee Line with easy connections to Canary Wharf (DLR), London Bridge (Rail) and the London Underground Network.


      Rail:

      The nearest Railway Station is Canada Water, served by the East London Line. Directions on foot from Canada Water Station. 


      Road:

      Rotherhithe is easily accessible from the South via the A2, A2209 (Deptford Church Street) and A200 (Evelyn Street & Lower Road) , the North via the A13 and Rotherhithe Tunnel (A101), West via the A200 Jamaica Road.


      River:

      Access via the Thames Clipper and Hilton Ferry Service to the Hilton Docklands Pier (approx. 40 minutes from Waterloo Pier) (265 Rotherhithe Street London SE16 5HW). (20 mins walk)