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Creative Media

Aims:

BTEC Tech Award in Creative Media Production can help you take your first steps towards a career in the digital media production industry. You will learn essential skills such as the production process of planning and creating a digital media product, analysing digital and printed media products and utilising specialist software.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Students wishing to enter the media profession or study media at a higher level
  • Students with good writing skills including analysing, evaluating, justifying and discussing the suitability, impact and success of media products
  • Students with an interest in learning how to use different media technology, both hardware and software, such as filming equipment, digital cameras and various Adobe packages
  • Students who enjoy using ICT and learning new software packages
  • Anyone who is interested in learning about the impact of media products on their intended audience, through suitable creation for a variety of purposes.

Content & Assessment:

Over the two years, students will need to complete three components: two coursework and one controlled assessment in exam conditions. 

Unit

Title

Assessment

1

Analysing Media Products

  • How media products are created for audience and purpose (Film, comic, computer game)
  • Comparison of genre of two films

Internal Coursework – 30%

2

Developing Digital Media Production Skills

  • Practical unit using Adobe CC package – Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to create a magazine article

Internal Coursework – 30%

3

Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief

  • Combines the theory of Component 1 and practical skills of component 2 for students to create a product to meet the needs of a client from a pre-seen brief.

Externally marked controlled assessment

9 hours – 40%

 You are most likely to enjoy this course if you are a creative student who enjoys practical projects and working with new technology. You will need good ICT skills and must be prepared to learn how to use new software and equipment.  You will need good organisational skills to meet continuous deadlines.


Where can this course lead?

This course can lead on to Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in Digital Media when entering Sleaford Joint Sixth Form. This could also lead to apprenticeships in the media industry or specialised college courses.

For further information, contact Mr L Walters.