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Creative Media Production at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Industry standard software
  • Access to excellent facilities and digital hardware
  • Live project work

Course content

This practical course thoroughly explores media production from script to screen. Students create a wide range of individual and group-based projects covering video, post-production and editing, sound and animation. Students completing the course can progress to higher education and/or access employment opportunities. The aim of the course is to develop the creative, technical and intellectual skills to ensure that students can progress into higher education or employment within the media industry. Central to this course are national occupational standards - the skills and knowledge defined by employers within the media industry itself. Students are therefore involved in often intensive production work in studio and location settings, developing their individual creative ideas for their project work, as well as working with external partners and on live projects. Students also learn the importance of careful research, development and preparation for their production work - following industry-based guidelines and processes. Students also learn a variety of industry standard software packages such as Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Logic, After Effects, Photoshop and Toon Boom Studio. Students also have access to a well equipped 1,000 square foot media studio as well as a range of digital video cameras and DSLR?s. Students also have the opportunity to develop their work along creative pathways in video, audio and animation.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at C grade or above as well as a portfolio and interview with applicants. Mature students without formal qualifications are warmly invited to apply. Acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of the faculty.


The course is continually assessed through assignments and practical production work. No written external tests.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the BTEC Extended Diploma will qualify students for entry to degree course in related media production courses. Alternatively, entry-level careers in the local, regional and national media industries are an option.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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