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BTEC National Creative Media Production at Bishop Justus Church of England School

Course description

The Mass Media is one of the world changing phenomena of the modern world. It is now almost impossible to avoid TV, radio, home computers, magazines, newspapers and advertising. The mass media not only reflects our attitudes and values, it helps to shape them. Studying the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production will help you to understand how and why they do that and the effect that the media has on individuals, communities and cultures as well as giving students the knowledge and skills to prepare for employment in the creative media sector. Over the two year course, all students will study six core units: - Pre-Production techniques for the Creative Media Industries - Communication Skills for Creative Media Production - Research techniques for the Creative Media Industries - Creative Media Production Management Project - Working to a Brief in the Creative Media Industries - Understanding the Creative Media Sector In addition they will choose seven further optional units all of which are designed to develop practical skills. These may include units on - Film and Video editing techniques - Factual programme production techniques for television - Producing print based media - Marketing and public relations Students who choose to take this course should be keen to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media, who are confident in expressing their opinion and who enjoying considering, developing and shaping ideas and arguments.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements for 6th Form.


All BTEC qualifications are assessed through the practical application of the skills taught. There are no examinations. For each unit, students are awarded one of three levels: Pass, Merit or Distinction. This qualification is equivalent to 2 A levels and accrues UCAS points in the same way that more traditional qualifications do.

Future opportunities

The course has been designed to: - enable candidates to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures - provide an appropriate foundation for further study of Media Studies and related subjects in Higher Education - Find employment in the world of Journalism, the Media, or Public Relations.

Further information

For more information please speak with Mentors, Subject Leaders, Connexions Personal Advisors and Careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Justus Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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