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Creative Media Production Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements:
At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*- C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above. Plus a creative and analytical interest in the media industry and C/4 or above in an Art-based subject.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is perfect if you are interested in the media industry and the creative application of ideas. This course covers the practical aspects of media production and develops research skills and theoretical knowledge in the media sectors. Students will study about film and TV production skills, including camera work and editing. They will also study presentation skills, use industry standard desktop publishing, image and animation manipulation packages.

Course content
Unit 1 - Pre-Production
Unit 2 - Communication Skills
Unit 3 - Research Techniques
Unit 4 - Production Management Project
Unit 5 - Working to a Brief
Unit 6 - Critical Approaches to Media Products
Unit 7 - Understanding the Creative Media Sector
Unit 16 - Film and Video Editing Techniques
Unit 46 - Digital Story Telling
Unit 22 - Single Camera
Unit 26 - Film Studies
Unit 28 - Corporate and Promotional Programme Production
Unit 29 - Music Video
Unit 30 - Advertising for TV
Unit 35 - Video Installation
Unit 52 - Factual Writing for Print
Unit 54 - Digital Graphics for Print
Unit 55 - Graphic Narrative Production
Unit 57 - Photography and Photography Practice
Unit 95 - Special Effects Make-Up
How will I be assessed?
Students will be assessed throughout the course through practical and written assignments. Each assignment will be given a mark of Pass, Merit or Distinction. These marks will contribute to your final grade. At the end of the two years, students will exhibit a final creative media project.
Are there any special expenses?
There will be the opportunity for students to attend various trips and workshops. This might entail some limited additional expense.
What could I do next?
The course is designed so that students gain practical and professional experience that will enable them to enter employment within the moving image or digital industries, or progress onto Higher Education.


How to apply for this course

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