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Technical Digital Media OCR Cambridge Level 3 at Finham Park School

Course description

You will study how media products across all three media platforms (Broadcast, Print, E-media) target specific audiences, and the techniques they use to create meaning. You will analyse these techniques, and learn to pitch ideas, plan them, and then create them for yourself through work-based scenarios and projects.

Course content

You will study how media products across all three media platforms (Broadcast, Print, E-media) target specific audiences, and the techniques they use to create meaning. You will analyse these techniques, and learn to pitch ideas, plan them, and then create them for yourself through work-based scenarios and projects.

Entry requirements

GCSE 4 grades 9-4 plus English at Level 5. You will need proven creativity, independence and team working skills.

Assessment

One exam – 2 hours (Media Products and Audiences), involving the analysis of audience
trends (Section A), and the use of individual case studies to explore the relationship between media platforms (Section B).
You have to research, plan, pitch, prepare and produce a creative media project of your own, working to an industry brief, based in the media sector of your choice (journalism, TV, web design, games design, radio, magazine etc). You also have to produce a personal media portfolio to get you “work-ready”. This is worth 50% of the course.

Future opportunities

Media Technicals instil skills in research, analysis, communication, organisation and creativity. Alongside traditional media jobs (Games, TV, publishing, music, journalism), Media students are highly employable in public relations, marketing and small businesses because of their insights into effective ways to communicate with audiences. The more technically savvy may favour jobs requiring widespread use of multimedia as a means of
reaching people.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Finham Park School directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2017
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