Creative Digital Media Production at St Bartholomew's School
The course is designed to give practical vocational experience in the field of Media, leading to a BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award, equivalent to one GCSE.
Students will complete two projects, each one involving research, practical production and self-evaluation. Currently, the two projects taught are the MyVoice project, a factual production unit ending in students making and evaluating a short factual film; and a digital publishing project, linked to the students’ documentaries.
Although no prior skills are required to enrol on this course, students who are computer literate will find the course considerably easier than those who are not. Students should also have some interest in the media or media production in order to get the most out of this unit.
As the name suggests, this course is for creative, hands-on people who are eager to get involved in media production. Units are organised around deadlines; it is essential that students do not fall behind as it may be extremely difficult to catch up missed work as well as staying on top of current units. This course has 120 guided learning hours, so students should expect to have five periods of BTEC Media per week.
Students will study four units: Digital Media Sectors and Audiences; Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product; Digital Moving Image Production; Digital Publishing Production. Unit 1 (Digital Media Sectors and Audiences) is assessed by external examination. For the others, students produce a portfolio of work that is assessed by their teachers. The portfolio may include notes, photographs, essays, production logs, evaluations, recorded presentations, videos, blogs and much more.
There are no essential costs for this course, though we recommend students buy a data stick to carry their work around on.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.