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Media Production: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media (Film & TV) course has been designed to reflect industry, and as such you will develop your creative, technical and organisational skills across a number of media sectors. Using industry standard software and equipment, working individually and in teams, you will complete a diverse range of projects that will stand you in good stead for either full-time employment or a route into Higher Education.

Course content

Practical projects include music videos, short films, documentaries, showreels and advertisements, supported by more theory-based assignments that cover subjects such as scriptwriting, film studies and industry related topics. These projects are undertaken via a mixture of group work and individual tasks. All creative industries rely heavily on successful communication and the importance of solid literacy and numeracy skills are reinforced throughout the course.  

All of the teaching staff at NESCOT have excellent industry experience on a variety of productions, from critically acclaimed short films to blockbuster feature films. This experience ensures that the teaching that you receive is vocational, current and relevant. This teaching is supported by a number of guest lecturers from media organisations and from technical crew such as producers, camera operators and directors.

The success of our students speaks for itself. In the past five years our students won three golds, two silvers and a bronze in the UK World Skills Moving Image competition. We will encourage you to enter competitions and seek work experience beyond your college course. In previous years our students have secured placements on events like the royal wedding, various feature films, TV shows, music videos and corporate films. Many of our students progress to Higher Education, either at Nescot on our HND Creative Media course, or they secure places at some of the top universities in the country, progressing to study a diverse range of exciting subjects.

The course is made up of 19 units, delivered over a two year period.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at C or above including English, or level 2 at Merit plus English and maths.

Future opportunities

Potential career routes in the Media industry:

  • Advertising and marketing communications
  • Animation
  • Broadcast
  • Cinematographer
  • Compositor
  • Designer
  • Events
  • Film editor
  • Film or TV producer
  • Film runner
  • Games designer
  • Journalism / Publishing
  • Lighting engineer
  • Media producer
  • Product designer
  • Radio
  • Sound engineer
  • Video production
  • Visual effects
  • Website designer
  • 3D artist

Further information

All applicants will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS check before starting the course.

DBS £52

Materials for cooking £75  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.

Last updated date: 26 August 2016
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