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
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.
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.
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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