Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production (Television & Film)
Why Should I Study This Subject?
There are three main reasons why you could choose media.
1. Studying the media links to almost every subject you have already covered in your secondary education.
2. If you are creative and want to work in the media industry this course will help you develop the practical skills necessary to contribute to a variety of media products (films, magazines, radio shows, websites, etc.)
3. You should study media because the media goes to great lengths to study you!
What Will I Study?
The qualification is structured into 3 mandatory units (ones that you must do) and at least 4 optional units (ones that you can choose to do).
Year 1: Mandatory Units
Unit 1: Pre-production Techniques for Creative Media Production – you will learn how to plan a media project.
Unit 2: Communication Skills for Creative Media Production – you will develop communication skills.
Unit 3: Research Techniques for Creative Media Industries – you will learn how to research using various methods.
Year 2: Optional Units
Unit 16: Film and Video Editing Techniques – you learn how to edit video footage.
Unit 22: Single Camera Techniques – you will learn the essential skills for using a video camera.
Unit 26: Film Studies – you will learn how films are created and how to analyse them.
Unit 29: Music Video Production – you will learn the purpose and art of making music videos.
How Will it be Assessed?
Each unit has 3 to 4 learning outcomes which are assessed against DISTINCTION (Grade A), MERIT (Grade C) and PASS (Grade E) grades. There are no formal exams… but there are assignments with corresponding tasks that are linked to the course grading criteria. For most of the units you will have to submit evidence of your knowledge and understanding, in various forms such as, reports, presentations, essays and finished media products (films, scripts, documentaries, etc.)
The exam board for this course is Edexcel. Further information can be found at:
What Can I do Next?
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media Production offers progression opportunities into employment within the Creative Media sector. The qualification also provides opportunities for progression to Level 4 and 5 BTEC qualifications and other Higher Education qualifications.
What Grades Will I Need?
8 GCSE grades A*- C. You will need C or above in GCSE English and/or GCSE Media. This qualification is normally taken as a part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional 4 hours of study per week.