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Creative Media Production (BTEC) at Queen Elizabeth High School

Course description

In Year 12 students will complete the following units:

Unit 1: Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries
This unit will develop learners’ understanding of the skills in pre-production. The unit covers planning and resourcing requirements for production and post-production.

Unit 2: Communication skills for creative media production
The aim of this unit is to ensure that learners are able to communicate effectively in creative media production contexts in writing and orally.

Optional unit: Unit 27 Factual Programme Techniques for TV
This unit aims to provide learners with the opportunity to develop the full range of skills needed for factual programme production, from researching and planning of productions through to the production process.

Optional unit: Unit 30 Advertising Production for Television
In this unit learners will explore the purpose, styles and conventions of TV advertising. They will then develop, plan and produce a television advertisement.

In Year 13 students will complete the following units:

Unit 3: Research techniques for the creative media industries
The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of and skills in research relevant to creative media production. Learners will present their findings in both written and oral forms and will learn how to cite and reference their sources

Optional unit: Unit 29 Music Video
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to apply production skills to create a music video. Learners will examine existing music videos to investigate how messages can be constructed. They will then plan and produce a music video, and evaluate the effectiveness of their finished product.

Optional unit: Unit 28 Corporate Promotion Programme Production
Working to an actual brief, students will plan and produce their own corporate videos.


As this course is 100% coursework, you will need to be well organised and able to meet deadlines. You need to be prepared to work closely with your teachers to improve the standard of your work. There is a strong practical and creative element to this course so an interest in photography, graphic art or film making would be advantageous.

Future opportunities

BTEC qualifications are valued by employers and higher education (universities and colleges). There are different types of media courses available. Some are production based, whilst others are much more media theory.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 July 2015

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