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Creative Digital Media Production (Media): BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at New College Pontefract

Course description

You should study BTEC Media if you are interested in the production side of the media and want to explore the creative, practical side of the subject.


Course content

You will study different aspects of the Media industry such as Media Representations, building a Pre-Production Portfolio, completing an investigation into a Media industry and one specialised production area.

• Media representations
• Responding to a commission • Pre-production portfolio
• film production

Entry requirements

Level 4 in English Language


The course will be assessed though a combination of an exam, externally set and marked work and internally assessed coursework.


Financial information

Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.

Future opportunities

As Creative Media is a multi-disciplinary subject it will prepare you for a wide variety of Higher Education courses and employment.


Further information

What skills do I need?

Creativity, good time management, attention to detail.

How will I be taught?

You will work both independently and within groups to analyse and produce media. The majority of the time you will be actively engaged in the research & analysis of current media to produce AV essays, presentations, design & planning, the film & editing of your own original pieces.


How much private study should I expect to do?

A minimum of 4 hours study is expected with this time to be spent completing AV essays, preparing presentations, film & editing original media products.

What materials will I need to purchase?

No specialist equipment is required.

What is the exam board?


This subject is for you if…

you are effective at working independently to strict coursework deadlines; if you are creative and enjoy taking projects through from initial ideas to final completion; and if you are interested in learning how to use new hardware and software.


This subject is not for you if…

you perform better in examinations and prefer more analytical, essay based approaches to the study of the media.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2018
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