Working in our Apple Creative Suites and using our Live-Edit Suite you will develop a wide range of industry skills. We offer supportive environment for you to try new practical skills and learn about a variety of professional roles. In the second year, your options are tailored to suit your specialisms and career ambitions. We have opportunities to visit a variety of industry sites and offer a selection of master-classes delivered by industry professionals. After completing this course learners progress to a wide range of university and/or career pathways including apprenticeships.
Content includes a variety of specialised units such as Photography, Animation, Single and Multi-Camera Techniques, Page Layout & Design and Digital Graphics. As well as these there are a number of mandatory units such as Media Production Management and Critical Approaches to Media Products. You can also opt to study Working Freelance or Developing a Small Business
5 GCSE’s at grade 4 (formally grade C) or above, which should ideally include English and/or Mathematics. Alternatively you should have successfully have completed a level 2 programme in the subject area with an overall Merit profile. Mature learners will be considered on an individual basis. A passion for the subject and the potential to work well independently and the ability to work well with others is essential.
You will need to attend an interview and an audition or present a portfolio of work as appropriate to the subject area. During this process individual circumstances where learners do not fully meet the entry requirements may be considered.
Education routes can be specialised, such as an HND or BA (Hons) in Film Production Technology or Professional Broadcast Techniques, or multi-disciplinary such as a BA (Hons) in Multi-Media Journalism. Alternatively you could choose a career pathways (see ‘What’s next?’)
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
You will study at college four days a week and will be involved in practical production projects which may involve supervised visits to clients and filming locations.
You will be assessed through practical projects with formal deadlines. These projects include some assessment of written communication skills, presentation skills and research skills for the media industries.
Apply online. You will be required to attend an interview and bring examples of relevant creative work.
You will need to invest in a USB stick/key of at least 8GB and also provide your own SD cards so that you can back up your own work. You will need to DVDs or CDs to submit practical work on and you should .
Career pathways include new entrant roles such as Trainee Assistant Photographer, Production Runner/Assistant or Junior Researcher. You can also progress to Higher Level Apprenticeships as a Production Co-Ordinator in Broadcasting or go for a BBC Technology Apprenticeship
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