BTEC Level 3 – Creative Digital Media Production


The Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production is an exciting and practical course which offers a number of transferable skills in preparation for employment or further educational study in areas such as; Television and Film, Radio, Sound Recording, Print-Based Media, Interactive Media and Games Development.

This course is aimed provide learners with the strongest opportunity for employment and provide skills that can be transferable in all areas of media including film photography and sound.

 

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  • Who Is This Course For?

    Any student with an interest in the Media and/or thoughts of following a Higher Education course in Media / Film / Communications / Journalism / Cultural Studies.

    The Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production is an exciting and practical course which offers a number of transferable skills in preparation for employment or further educational study in areas such as; Television and Film, Radio, Sound Recording, Print-Based Media, Interactive Media and Games Development. This course is aimed provide learners with the strongest opportunity for employment and provide skills that can be transferable in all areas of media including film photography and sound.

     

  • Course Details:

    Course Content

    There are 2 mandatory units, and 2 elective units that will be covered while studying the certificate in Creative Media Production. These include:

    Unit 1 (Mandatory) Pre-production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries

    Unit 2 (Mandatory) Communication Skills for Creative Media Production

    Unit 16 (Elective) Film and Video Editing Techniques

    Unit 28 (Elective) Corporate and Promotional Programme Production

     

    Unit Aims and Purpose

    Unit 1: This unit will develop learners’ understanding of and skills in pre-production. The unit covers planning and resourcing requirements for production and post-production, how to locate resources and how to organise their deployment. Learners will also develop their understanding of health, safety and legal issues in relation to pre-production.

     

    Unit 2: The aim of this unit is to ensure that learners are able to communicate effectively in creative media production contexts in writing and orally. Students will develop their ability to communicate their thoughts and ideas through pitches, proposals and reports to a range of audiences using appropriate modes of address and forms of technology.

     

    Unit 16: Through study of the development and principles of editing, learners will develop an insight into the ‘language of editing and the technical conventions used by editors to communicate with audiences. Skills will be practised through editing video material or, where facilities permit, film.

     

    Unit 28: In this unit learners will investigate current practices and examine the diverse nature of the sector. They will experiment with techniques and technology to produce a finished corporate or promotional programme. They will practise professional production techniques and produce material that meets a specified brief and the requirements of a client. This unit offers a real opportunity to develop pre-production and production skills and to produce finished work.

     

    The Media Studies Department at Wyke Sixth Form College

    The Media Studies department has five dedicated Media teaching rooms with access to the Media resource room which is equipped with PCs and a suite of iMac computers. Creative Digital Media students will have access to a variety of production equipment such as DSLR cameras, tripods, Go-Pro’s, a drone, mini-studio, recording mics and much more to be able to produce and edit their final submission piece.

    The Creative Media Production team is:

    Rebecca Ives (Course Leader)

    Liam Peachey  (Digital Media Technician)

  • Progression:

    As we live in a media dominated world, gaining excellent digital media ability will equip students with the skills that many employers require. It will also help students when applying to University courses that require students to attend interview with a portfolio of work.

    In the past former Wyke media students have progressed onto careers in advertising, broadcast media, radio, print journalism, social media, website development and video production.