Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

BTEC Creative Media Production Extended Diploma - P030

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 2 years

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This is an exciting level 3 course which will prepare you for work within the media industry as well as equipping you with the skills to progress to apprenticeships and higher level qualifications such as a degree. You will work with media professionals both inside and outside of the college during project work. The course covers all aspects of video and moving image production, including scriptwriting, production and post production editing techniques.

Course Details

During this course you will explore different media concepts, theories and practices whilst designing and creating m any short productions such as music videos, documentaries, script writing and short films. This allows you to build up footage for a show reel, needed for future employment and educational progression. The fundamentals of creative media practice in the industry are embedded throughout and you will be tasked with carrying out m any of the media industry roles such as directing, cinematography and editing. You will be able to demonstrate all of the skills you have built throughout the year in a final major project, showcasing your creativity and hard work - the same model applies for the second year of study with us too. All of your assessments are carried out during 'college-based projects' meaning there are no exams within this course. During your time with us you will develop valuable employability skills such as informing ideas, problem solving, technical skills, professional practices and communication skills. Research skills, pre-production/planning knowledge, production and post-production experience gained during your time with us will support you in taking your next steps after this course.

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Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme. Priority is given to students who are 16-18 years.
  • Relevant Level 2 or 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 4/A* - C (including English Language).
  • An interest in media production and theory.
  • A satisfactory interview .
Equipment Required

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Media Equipment such as SD cards, USB etc. £50 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

Additional Information

This is a level 3 BTEC. On completion, the qualification will be the equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

  • Applicants will need good communication skills and writing skills for assignment work.
  • In video production you will learn how to; originate ideas, conduct research and write research briefs for video, write proposals and treatments, write scripts, develop interview techniques, operate a video camera, produce and direct a film and crew, edit a film, work as part of a production team and gain experience within multi-camera set-ups.

    Are you aged 16-18?
    Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
    • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
    • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
    • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 and above).
    • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
  • Where can I progress to?
    Upon completion of this two year course, you will have accumulated UCAS points equivalent to 3 A-Levels and can use these points to obtain a place at University or on our Higher National Diploma (equivalent to first 2 years at university) here at Wirral Met. or entry level employment into industry, or apprenticeship programmes.

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    If you are aged 16-18:


    This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

    Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

    If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

    Fee : £6000.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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