Creative Digital Media Production

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

This course is an excellent choice for any student with an interest in producing Media and/or thoughts of following a Higher Education course in Media, Film, Communications, Journalism or Cultural Studies.

The Subsidiary Diploma 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 provides learners with the strongest opportunity for employment, linking with local and regional media industries.

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This current BTEC qualification will be replaced by RQF qualifications for students starting in 2020. More information to follow. To give an outline of modules studied previously, please see below.

Year 1 Project ‘plan and produce a corporate video’

There are 2 mandatory units in Y1 (certificate) 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.

Year 2 Project ‘plan and create a stop motion ident for channel 4’

There is 1 mandatory unit and 2 elective units in Y2

Unit 3 (Mandatory) Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries

Unit 32 (Elective) Designing Idents for Television

Unit 33 (Elective) Stop Motion Animation Production

Unit Aims and Purpose

Unit 3 The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of and skills in research relevant to creative media production. Learners will present their findings in both written and oral forms and will learn how to cite and reference their sources.

Unit 32: The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of and skills in the design and production of onscreen graphics and idents for television using the appropriate technologies of image manipulation and production.

Unit 33: This unit aims to develop learners’ skills in the production of stop motion animation, using traditional frame by- frame methods to animate 3D materials such as objects, puppets, clay figures and other models.

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. Students will also visit the BBC studio for a guided tour to understand how a TV and Radio studio is run. Students work will also be recognised in a MAFTAs awards ceremony and the opportunity to part take in oversees and local trips will be available.

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