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Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at College of North West London (FE)

Course description

In this course BTEC Extended Diploma in Media students can specialise in either: Advertising Production, Photography, Video, Journalism, Music Video, Documentary Social Media, Interactive Media, Magazine Design, Graphics or Animation. This course combines making high grade, near professional media products, with the study of professional media products and journalism, marketing and social media platforms. After successful completion of the first year units you will be awarded a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 GCE Advanced Level). In the second year you will continue to complete all required units for the Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent in total with the Subsidiary Diploma to 3 GCE Advanced Levels). Successful completion of all units in the second year will enable you to apply for higher education courses, including university and/or employment. This is an exciting industry to work in and the skills you learn are easily transferable to a wide range of job roles.

Course content

You will, over the 2-year programme, study units such as: • Social Media • Music Video • Narrative Drama • Factual Video (News and Documentary) • Advertising Production • Animation • Single Camera Techniques • Editing Techniques • Understanding Media Industry • Page Layout (Magazine) • Photography • Film Study • Production Management • Working to Professional Brief and Research • Writing for Television • Marketing and PR • Graphics for Print • Critical Studies • Small Business Study

Entry requirements

You will need at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above and English and Maths skills at Level 2. If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be given an online English and Maths assessment after you submit your application. You may also be asked to complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a tutor to discuss the course.


You will be assessed for each unit through assignments and coursework. The grading on this course is to Pass, Merit or Distinction Level. Grades can be improved throughout the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact College of North West London (FE) directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2016
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