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Media Studies BTEC level 3 at Edmonton County School

Course description

Media is a level 3 course equivalent to one A-Level. This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of Media, whilst allowing students plenty of scope to focus on the Film and television industry. You will gain an understanding of the ways in which Media organizations are managed and how Media products are marketed. You will be encouraged to develop a critical awareness of the media in society and will explore ethical, moral, social and cultural dimensions.

Course content

There is an emphasis on coursework. You must be committed and prepared to work independently and collaboratively. You will study the following units:

Unit 1: Pre-production Techniques for Creative Media Production

Unit 2: Communication Skills for Creative Media Production

Unit 3: Research Techniques for Creative Media Production

You will also study an additional four units that specialize in Film Studies and video production.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in English and / or Media Studies.


Media is 100% portfolio-based coursework. Seven units will be studied in total over two years for successful completion of the course.

Future opportunities

UCAS points are awarded for progression to university. Media is particularly useful for studying Film Studies or Media at university but also for any subject which values creatively and analytical skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September