Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Media (Television & Film)

Course: Creative Media Production TV & Film BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma FL3 Yr1
Code: QSEDL3MED1/F011H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 11/09/2017 to 05/07/2019
Times: 09.30 to 16.30
Hours/week: 11.00
Weeks: 34

Course: Creative Media Production TV & Film BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma FL3
Code: QSEDL3MED1/F012H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 12/09/2016 to 29/06/2018
Times: 09.10 to 16.30
Hours/week: 11.00
Weeks: 34



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What is the programme structure?

A BTEC Extended 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. The Extended Diploma will enable increasing specialisation in an area of particular interest such as television drama, film, music video and editing.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is for students who wish to pursue a career in Media, Marketing or Education.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year - Equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels.

What qualifications do I need?

L3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Creative Media (TV & Film) and 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.

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. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

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 Extended Diploma in Creative Media (Television & Film)

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What can I do next?

BTEC Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and lead to a wide range of career opportunities within the media industry, including: TV/Film Editor, Director, Producer or Researcher, Script Writer, Animator Documentary Filmaker, marketing or the education sector and Video Compositor (special effects). Alternatively, students may wish to progress on to relevant higher level qualifications.

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 www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk Students aged 19 and over may need to pay a course fee.

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