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Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Westminster College

Course description

This is a course which offers a realistic, industry based package of transferrable skills. You will focus on different areas of the creative media industry that employers and companies have identified as desirable skills in employees. No matter which group you study in, your skills will be focused on practical projects and development of relevant theory.

Each project will offer a focused study into an important area of the industry. The idea behind this course to provide learners with the strongest opportunity for employment and provide skills that can be applied in all areas of media, film photography and sound.

We believe that it is important to support you so that you can pursue a future in creative media production, so the course will include helping you to improve and develop your communication skills with additional GCSE English and Maths where appropriate if you have progressed from a lower level vocational course. If you are coming directly from school you must have GCSE English language at grade C. You will receive group and individual tutorial support to keep you on track and if needed additional learning support is available.

Outline of skills and knowledge

Each year is structured with assessment points where you will submit work. You will also have classes during the year that study industry skills, practices and protocols. During your course you will complete units such as;

  • Speech Package Production
  • Pre-production Techniques
  • Audio-Visual Editing Techniques
  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Designing Idents for TV
  • Sound Recording Techniques
  • Digital Photography
  • Creating a Showreel
  • Multi-Camera Production

Please Note

Extended Diplomas are delivered as two one year programmes:

Year 1 - Subsidiary Diploma

Year 2 - Diploma/Extended Diploma

Students are expected to satisfactorily complete the Subsidiary programme prior to being considered appropriate for a year 2 qualification.

Entry requirements

To be a successful applicant to our programmes in Media and Sonic Arts you should have the following qualifications:

  • You will have a minimum 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language Or
  • A Level 2 qualification at Merit or above with Functional Skills Literacy qualification at Level 2
  • At interview you will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to this area of work.
  • You will take an Initial Assessment at interview, which you will need to pass at Level 2 to gain access to the course.

All courses are subject to a successful and positive reference from a previous tutor or employer.


You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and through giving presentations.

Future opportunities

Progression into Higher Education study on HNC or HND Music Production at City of Westminster College.

UCAS applications to H.E. institutions to study HND/HNC, Foundation Degree or BA(Hons) courses or possible career opportunities in Music Recording, Film & TV, Video Editing, Live Sound Engineering, Systems Installation, Sound Design for Theatre & Film and Broadcast Sound for the Internet, TV & Radio.

Apprenticeships programmes within the Creative Media Sector subject to successful applications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Westminster College directly.

Last updated date: 29 February 2016
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