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BTEC Level 3 Technical Advanced Diploma

"I really enjoy the practical aspects of the course, but I equally enjoy the theoretical units, we get to study how the media industry works, how television programmes are put together, how the film industry works and how regulation affects the way texts are consumed by the public."

What will I study?

The course is designed for those who wish to work in the Media industries. It gives a broad base of understanding whilst allowing you to focus on specialist areas of interest. All units enable students to start building the technical skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to working in the evolving, fast moving and exacting media industry. The units also provide a unique insight into employment opportunities, job requirements, and working practices needed to compete in such a highly-competitive industry. Units might include:

  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Creative Media Production Management Project
  • Critical Approaches to Creative Media Products
  • Understanding the Creative Media Sector
  • Film Studies
  • 2D Animation Production
  • Page Layout and Design
  • Television and Video Studies

What do I need to study this course?

4 GCSEs (Grade 9–5) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit) in a related subject.

How will I be asessed?

The course is assessed by coursework and examination which is externally marked.

Where will a BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Media lead me?

This course is valued by employers and the Higher Education sector (universities and colleges). On completion of the course you may progress on to a degree course such as Multimedia, Advertising, TV or Film. The course also provides excellent opportunities to begin work within the media industry.