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Creative Media (Television & Film) Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

A BTEC Extended Diploma is a practical, work-related course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Theoretical units comprise of at least 50% of the entire course including research, analysis and reflection of different moving image texts.

The course is made up of a range of units covering different aspects of media production, including research technique, video editing, single camera drama, understanding media industry, critical approaches to media products and music video production.

You will learn about media industries, production methods and the audiences they relate to. You will work in teams as well as individually, and will develop a portfolio of practical and written work. The Extended Diploma will enable increasing specialisation in an area of particular interest such as television drama, film, music video and editing.

Course content

This course is part of a study programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

L3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media (TV & Film) and 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent (including GCSE English). You will also need to present a satisfactory portfolio.


Work is practical and theory based. Assessment is through a combination of portfolio and externally assessed units

Future opportunities

BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and lead to a wide range of career opportunities within the media industry, including: TV/Film Editor, Director, Producer or Researcher, Script Writer, Animator Documentary Filmaker, marketing or the education sector and Video Compositor (special effects). Alternatively, students may wish to progress on to relevant higher level qualifications.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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