This course is designed to provide students with a high level of specialist skills and knowledge which would be relevant to a career in the dynamic media industries or a course of further study.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C/Grade 4 or above including English. Students without these qualifications should arrange a meeting with the Director of Learning. A BTEC Level 2 in Creative Media or GCSE Media Studies, or qualifications in an Art related subject would be an advantage but this is not essential.

How the course is taught

The course is delivered using a combination of theoretical and practical lessons, with students using theory to demonstrate their understanding in set assignments. Students analyse a wide variety of media products from different sectors and learn how producers use a range of techniques to communicate a message. They also develop practical media skills working with professional print and editing equipment and software to develop a media product.

What areas are covered by the course?

• Exam: Media Representations
• Pre-production Portfolio
• Exam: Responding to a Commission
• Digital Magazine Production

How is the course assessed?

Students will complete four units, two internally assessed coursework units and two external examinations, studied over two years.

Career Opportunities

This course allows students to acquire the relevant knowledge and skills to progress onto a degree course at university or to work in the media industries. Careers could include Film Producer or Director, Camera Technician, Journalist, Advertising Executive, Graphic Designer, Print Industries, Commercial Illustrator, Publishing Industries, Sound, Lighting or Stage Engineering, Website Design and Management, Events Management and careers in Social Media.