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Media Production - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

This course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to work within a range of fast moving Media sectors. It will require you to think both creatively and analytically, work independently and as part of a team.

Course content

What will I study?

With modules ranging from Games Development to Sound Production to Film and Television, students will be required to study core units covering media production as well as a have a choice of a range of specialisms. This course will be extremely hands on and allow you to develop your technical skills using industry recognised packages such as Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Adobe InDesign.

You will have regular access to professionals within the media industry and the course includes a requirement for students to gain work experience in one of the media sectors.

How will I learn?

Students will get to work with industry partners such as the Watershed Media Centre, local script writers, Films @ 59, design agencies and independent film makers. You will be taught technical skills by teacher led demonstrations, professional workshops and hands-on, practical sessions. The course will be delivered through industry-focused projects. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their learning and the creative processes and gain inspiration from industry professionals using the TV Studio and Applemac Suite.

Entry requirements

Students who have successfully completed a GCSE/ BTEC Level 2 / Diploma in Media, iMedia, Creative & Media Diploma, Product Design or a related field (e.g. English, Film Studies, Art and Design or Performing Arts) would be appropriately matched to the BTEC course. As a guide, we would expect students to have achieved a grade B at GCSE or equivalent. Discussions would take place between students and teachers to discuss suitability for the course.


This course will assessed through 100% coursework, as students gather evidence in a portfolio format.

Future opportunities

You could continue to study to degree level in areas such as in Media, Media Production, Film Studies, Multimedia Design, and Journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbeywood Community School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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