BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Creative Media Production Pathway: TV and Film FL3

Course: BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Creative Media Production Pathway: TV and Film FL3
Code: QSNFL3MED1/F010H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 04/09/2017 to 29/06/2018
Hours/week: 13.50
Weeks: 34



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

A BTEC National Foundation Diploma is a practical, work-related course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Theoretical units comprise of at least 50% of the entire course including research, analysis and reflection of different moving image texts. The course is made up of a range of units covering different aspects of media production, including research technique, video editing, single camera drama, understanding media industry, critical approaches to media products and music video production. You will learn about media industries, production methods and the audiences they relate to. You will work in teams as well as individually, and will develop a portfolio of practical and written work.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is for students who wish to pursue a career in Media, Television or Film. Jobs within the Media industry include: Editor, Director, Producer, Scriptwriter, Sound Operator, Cameraman, Studio Floor Manager, Researcher, Journalist, TV Presenter, Radio Presenter, Radio Producer, Script Editor, Script Supervisor, Director of Photography, Post Production, Production Coordinator, Production Assistant, VT Operator.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year - Equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels. Successful completion allows students to progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media in their 2nd year.

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent (including GCSE English). You will also need to present a satisfactory portfolio.

What does it include?

This course is part of a study programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of study programmes at level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment. All learners will undertake a work placement as well as projects that help to develop employability skills.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The college is well equipped with its own multi media production centre housing a suite of industry standard Macintosh and PC’s. You will work with digital editing software to produce your own videos with special effects and sound tracks. The teaching staff are experienced practitioners from across all aspects of the media Industry. Industrial links are considered a vital part of the programme and work experience is encouraged.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Basic art materials will be provided however a starter pack may be available within your course area which you may wish to purchase as this will give you your own set of supplies. Any educational visits will be charged at cost, these will be advised by your Course Leader as and when they arise.

How is the programme assessed?
Work is practical and theory based. Assessment is through a combination of portfolio and externally assessed units

What award will I achieve?
Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV & Film)

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What can I do next?

Successful students can enrol onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media (TV & Film)

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.

The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email Students aged 19 and over may need to pay a course fee.

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