Creative Media Practice Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Marple College



Course Overview

This is a broad-based two year course with an integrated creative and technical study of media production which looks at core aspects of the media industry. Although the course is mainly practical by developing skills such as team building, assignments, communication, presentations, software skills and creative product production there are written elements that must be covered in each unit.
The qualification is internally assessed and then moderated by a visiting moderator. The course is both rewarding and challenging and is designed to assist students in coping with the ever changing world of media and communication. Learners gain knowledge and understanding of creative digital media production and develop an understanding of how to use software used within the industry.

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Creative Digital Media

General entry requirements for our Advanced Vocational Qualifications include 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and/or Maths. For Creative Media we are looking for applicants with a 4 in Art & Design or a creative subject.

Learners investigate one sector within the media industry, looking at the influences of technology and audiences and how media products are affected by these factors. You will undertake a Work Placement during the course with a Creative and Digital bias. Included on your timetable will be a Tutorial Session and a Support Session. There is ample opportunity to work outside timetabled sessions in the Learning Resource Centre or in the Creative Media Suites.

Unique Features of the course include: Internally assessed units, Mainly practical sessions, Develop comprehensive software skills, Develop cognitive and problem-solving skills, Independent learning, Creative development skills, Preparation for further education and employment in the creative media industries, Working to Client briefs and scenarios

There will be a wide range of units covered during the two years. These units involve the production of film trailers, TV adverts, audio books, music videos, SFX prosthetics, green screen VFX, magazines, comics and graphic novels in addition to pre-production documents e.g. storyboards and scripts.
We will also look at working in the Creative Media Industries and how to plan and prepare for a media exhibition or event

This course prepares students for both Higher Education and Employment, through a challenging programme of lectures, workshops and design briefs.

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