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Creative Media Production (BTEC Level 3) at Hugh Christie School

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About the Course

Board: Pearson (BTEC Level 3)

Creative Digital Media Production is a refreshing and exciting course designed to provide a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the knowledge and skills required to progress successfully in the media industry but also provides a firm basis for Higher Education.

 

The core units provide an underpinning knowledge of the media as well as core production skills including units on how to research, plan, prepare, budget and create moving image and print media products.

 

An appreciation of media audiences and representations will also be developed alongside acquiring knowledge of different media industry practice. This course also deals with client liaison and commissioning issues so that creative skills are developed with a firm focus on their use in the workplace. This course is comprised of four units to be taught over two years (360 guided learning hours):

 

A BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production will prepare students for training or apprenticeships in this competitive field or could lead to a degree level course in Media Studies or Film Studies or prepare students for a range of career opportunities, including writing, publishing, teaching, journalism or media.

 

Course content

Units of Study

 

UNIT 1: Media Representations

This unit provides an introduction to fundamental media theory and analysis. Students investigate a range of media from different sectors, such as music videos, short film extracts, animation, news programmes, websites, digital games and print adverts in order to explore how meaning, messages and values are constructed through formal and stylistic elements. The assessment is by an on-screen examination.

 

UNIT 4: Pre-production Portfolio

Students consider the essential pre-production work that takes place as part of a creative media production. They develop:

· an understanding of the requirements of the planning stage of a media product, from finance and logistics to regulations

· the pre-production skills and experience needed to carry out tasks to produce a digital media product.

For the assessment, students create a portfolio and manage the pre-production for their own creative media production.

 

UNIT 8: Responding to a Commission

In this unit, students develop an understanding of how to interpret a commission brief and respond to it with ideas based on the required content, style, audience, purpose and approach proposed by the client. Assessment is by a controlled assessment.

 

UNIT 10: Film Production (Fiction)

In this unit, students will investigate how conventions of narrative storytelling are used by filmmakers, looking at formats and generic conventions. They will then prepare for a film production by creating and gathering the materials and preparing the cast and crew. They will produce a short narrative film or film extract that uses generic conventions. Assessment by coursework.

 

Entry requirements

Five Grades 9 to 4 at GCSE including Grade 4 in English and An interest in a range of media.

Assessment

Units of Study

 

UNIT 1: Media Representations

The assessment is by an on-screen examination.

 

UNIT 4: Pre-production Portfolio

For the assessment, students create a portfolio and manage the pre-production for their own creative media production.

 

UNIT 8: Responding to a Commission

Assessment is by a controlled assessment.

 

UNIT 10: Film Production (Fiction)

Assessment by coursework.

 

Future opportunities

An A Level in Media Studies could lead to a degree level course in Media Studies or Film Studies or prepare students for a range of career opportunities, including writing, publishing, teaching, journalism or media.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us or ask your school/college careers staff. Full course details can be found on our website www.hughchristie.kent.sch.uk

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: 22 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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