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Creative Media Production BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Reading College

Course description

The media industry is continuously evolving and developing in new and innovative ways. This course offers learners the opportunity to study a diverse range of media topics, including video editing, camera operation, radio production skills and media production. Please note, this course is for the beginner to intermediate student and is not suitable for those that have no experience in the field of media production.

Course content

This practical course allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in pre-production, directing, interviewing, camerawork, lighting, sound recording, radio production audio and visual editing. Classes will take place in our specialist Mac suites and TV studio using software such as Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro. You will be formally assessed through practical coursework assignments. All our tutors are actively involved in the media industry and will use this up-to-date knowledge to provide you with detailed feedback that will help you to constantly improve your media production skills.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a Creative Media Production BTEC Level 2 Diploma. In addition to this, personal effectiveness and professional development units provide time for students to research the music and media industries and define the qualities, qualifications and skills required to find employment. Access to careers advice allows learners to look at all the opportunities open to them to study media production at a higher level. Additional learning and pastoral support is offered through the tutorial system. As part of the course, students are required to demonstrate specific literacy, numeracy and ICT skills alongside their main subject studies. These Functional Skills will help students with their coursework and also prepare them for further education, life and work.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade D or above including English Language or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma (with Functional Skills Level 1). You will be interviewed and should bring along a portfolio of recent media-related work. A satisfactory reference is required. Applicants should also have some practical media experience.

Future opportunities

You could progress to the Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Further information

Students can apply online via the Reading College website or in person by visiting our Advice and Admission team.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

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      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.