Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

This course is perfect if you are looking to pursue a career in media or journalism and will help you develop your skills in media production including broadcasting and editing, as well as journalistic writing skills.

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2 Years


September 2020 start


You will use a wide range of media technology in a professional and creative way. The course covers radio and video production, film studies, and an introduction to multimedia and journalism.

You will study the following mandatory unit:

  • Analysing media products and audiences
    • This unit aims to allow learners to understand media institutions, how they work and the products they produce. Learners will understand production processes, target audiences, distribution and marketing through the analysis of media products.

You will specialise in one of three pathways. The three pathways are print and e-publishing, TV and film or Radio, music and sound. Dependent on your choice of pathway, you will study from a number of optional units, including:

  • Media adaptations
  • Scriptwriting for media products
  • Set design for media productions
  • Planning and pitching a print-based media product
  • Producing a print-based media product
  • Audio-visual advertising media
  • Audio advertising media
  • Preparing for a career in the media industry
  • UK media publishing
  • Graphic design for media products
  • UK TV broadcasting
  • Special effects for TV and film
  • UK music studies
  • Radio drama production

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 4 and maths at 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed with written assignments, research projects, practical productions, case studies and presentations. You will be assessed on the standard of your written work, i.e. English skills and, where appropriate, numeracy.

Your final production assignment will be showcased at the end of your second year.


A degree in broadcasting, film, digital industries, journalism, media production, design, marketing and events, screenwriting and media performance.

You could get a job in broadcasting, digital industries, film, journalism, media production, marketing and much more.

Fees & Funding

As a full time student, under the age of 19, you will not usually need to pay any course or examination fees.

You may need to pay some essential costs. Help may be available for students in financial difficulties. For more information, contact student support services, tel: 0500 162100.


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    Start date

    2020-09-07 00:00:00.000

    End date

    2021-06-13 00:00:00.000



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    Kirklees College