Why Should You Take This Course?
If you like the idea of a career in media and are interested in finding out more about the many areas within the media industry, then this could be the course for you. It is an ideal starting point for the Extended Diploma allowing you to explore which areas you might like to specialise in.
This is a full-time, practical, work-related course. You will be completing media projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will gain knowledge in a range of media areas through practical productions backed up by critical and theoretical studies. The course is assessed through units of coursework.
This could include the following units:
- Introduction to Media Industries
- Research for Media Production
- Introduction to Media Audience
- Graphic Design for Media Products
- Planning and Producing a Media Product
- Photography for Media Products
How will I be assessed?
Students will be assessed throughout the course through practical and written assignments. Each assignment will be given a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. These marks will contribute to your final grade. All assignments are creative and portfolio based.
What could I do next?
With further training or study, students can go into a wide range of careers in the Media e.g. Broadcasting, sound production, publishing, graphic design, film, video, or TV production. A Merit, with GCSE English, would be an ideal starting point for entry onto the BTEC Extended Diploma.
At Bexhill College our Extended Diploma in Media specialises in Moving Image Production.
Are there any special expenses?
There will be the opportunity for students to attend various trips and workshops. This might entail some limited expense.