What are the aims of this course?
The aim of this course is to equip you with a full range of technical and creative skills in media production. It will provide you with a basic knowledge of professional practice in the media industry and offer an introduction to the principal debates and theories surrounding moving image artefacts and texts.
What are the areas covered by this course?
You will study the following units:
- Practical skills covering all aspects of moving image creation - pre-production, production, post-production
- Technical skills in a variety of moving image equipment - camera and sound operation, video editing, post-production
- Creative skills in a variety of media formats - music video, factual production, advertising production
- An introduction to media research and working practices
- Theoretical skills in reading and decoding media texts
What qualifications do I need to do this course?
Two GCSEs at grade C/D or above, plus a positive Record of Achievement/Progress File. Evidence of interest or prior experience in video production is desirable.
How is the course assessed?
The course is assessed by projects, assignments, coursework and written tests.
Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production (Television and Film). You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.
What will I be able to go on to do after I've completed this course?
After completing the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media Production (Television and Film), the next step is the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media Production (Television and Film). Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.
What are the career opportunities?
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media Production (Television and Film) can lead to entry into a wide variety of career areas, including employment in film, video and corporate video production, media administration, advertising production, public relations, community arts work and teaching. Specialist careers advice will be available from our Advice and Guidance Team throughout your course.