BTEC Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production

Anna

Anna Levick heads up the shortlisted team for exceptional teaching and learning

Anna Levick
Head of Media

anna.levick@ncpontefract.ac.uk

 Shortlisted for the TES FE Awards for outstanding Teaching and Learning.

Media Studies Showreel 2013 from NEW College Pontefract on Vimeo.

Why Should I Study This Subject?

You should study BTEC Media if you are interested in the production side of the media and want to explore the creative, practical side of the subject.

What will I study?

You will study different aspects of the Media industry such as Media Representations, building a Pre-Production Portfolio, completing an investigation into a Media industry and one specialised production area.

• Media representations
• Responding to a commission • Pre-production portfolio
• film production

What are the entry requirements?

Level 4 in English Language.

What skills do I need?

Creativity, good time management, attention to detail.

How will I be taught?

You will work both independently and within groups to analyse and produce media. The majority of the time you will be actively engaged in the research & analysis of current media to produce AV essays, presentations, design & planning, the film & editing of your own original pieces.

How will I be assessed?

The course will be assessed though a combination of an exam, externally set and marked work and internally assessed coursework.

What will the course prepare me for?

As Creative Media is a multi-disciplinary subject it will prepare you for a wide variety of Higher Education courses and employment.

How much private study should I expect to do?

A minimum of 4 hours study is expected with this time to be spent completing AV essays, preparing presentations, film & editing original media products.

What materials will I need to purchase?

No specialist equipment is required.

What is the exam board?

Edexcel

This subject is for you if…
you are effective at working independently to strict coursework deadlines; if you are creative and enjoy taking projects through from initial ideas to final completion; and if you are interested in learning how to use new hardware and software.

 This subject is not for you if…
you perform better in examinations and prefer more analytical, essay based approaches to the study of the media.