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Creative Media Production -Level 3 Diploma

West Thames College
Course summary
Vocational & College Courses
2 years

Course description

Creative Media Production (Television and Film) - Level 3 Diploma:

This two-year course for students aged 16-18 is equivalent to 3 A Levels and provides a broad foundation for a range of careers in the media industry.

You will learn single camera and multi-camera techniques, video/film editing and scriptwriting for fictional film and factual programming. You will also learn to make programmes in a range of different genres including documentaries, music videos and broadcast journalism. Your course will be based in our media centre using our TV studio, digital cameras and editing suites, and you will have access to an Apple Mac computer and the very latest editing software.

This course is practical based, with embedded elements of media and communication theory to combine the practical skills with theory content. The ability to write and analyse information is therefore required. The theory content of the course focuses on students' understanding of meanings (semiotics) created by the media and how audiences are targeted and consume media products.

The course will be based in our brand new Media Centre using our TV studio, digital cameras and editing suites. You will get practical hands-on experience using the latest technologies for audio visual production required for film and television studio productions. Each student has access to an Apple Mac computer and our video editing suites are kitted up with various editing software for film editing and radio production including Final Cut, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.

You will study:

  • Single camera and multi-camera techniques
  • Scriptwriting for fictional film and factual programming
  • Television documentary production
  • Music video production
  • Presenting and interviewing techniques for broadcast journalism.

You must be passionate about film and television and be able to produce both practical and written work to a high standard.

This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

Visits to the media industries, both local and abroad, are an integral part of the course. Such visits are linked to the coursework assignments covering fiction and factual programming for television. Our students have recently been to Prague to tour the Barrandov Studio and Karlovy Vary location used for the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. Local tours to Sky, BBC, Teddington and Warner Brothers Studios are organised throughout the year. Guest speakers are often invited to talk to students about current media practice, media technology and employment in the media industries.

Suitability - Who should attend?

At least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4, including English language, or the Level 2 Diploma with a merit or distinction and functional skills in English and maths. You should bring to your interview any work that will demonstrate your awareness of the media such as photographs, videos, written work, etc that you have recently completed.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

National Certificate/Diploma

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