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Creative Digital Media Production

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Creative Digital Media Production BTEC

The BTEC in Creative Digital Media Production provides an exciting insight into both the creative and technical practice in the modern media industry. Fast paced and incredibly competitive, media jobs are highly sought after by school leavers and graduates. This course provides you with the skills, as well as encouraging your determination to succeed to provide you the best possible chance to break into the digital media industries.

This course focusses on a number of main elements; an understanding of media representation (understanding your audience and how media products can meet their needs), pre-production (understanding the requirements of planning and delivering a digital media product) and the necessary technical skills in order to create a digital product to meet a commission.

The school will draw upon the expertise of the Computer Science and ICT department in order to deliver additional modules in Website Production and Digital Games Production in order for you to specialise in a specific, highly competitive area of media production in the UK.

The course is broken down into four units; two are assessed externally, the remaining two are assessed through controlled assessments that look at applying and evidencing theory through practical means. Students may chose between units 4 and 5. The units are as follows:

Unit 1

Media Representations

Unit 2

Pre-Production Portfolio

Unit 3

Responding to a commission

Unit 4

Website Production

Unit 5

Digital Games Production

Career Pathways:

On completion of the qualification many students elect to enter the world of digital media through many different avenues either by progression on to university, a higher level apprenticeship or into a technology orientated career or media, i.e. Media studies, Journalism, Media production, Marketing Animation, Sound editor, Games developer, Film and television production, Film studies  and Audio Engineering.

Entry Criteria:

Grade 5 or above in GCSE English