Welcome to the Creative Media Department
BTEC Creative Media Production
BTECs embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible,
unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and further/higher education.
WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?
1. EXPLORING MEDIA PRODUCTS (Internally assessed): Part A - Investigation of a range of media products in terms of their Audience and Purpose (music videos, trailers, print adverts, computer games).
Part B - Exploring how media products are created to provide meaning and engage audiences (camera techniques, lighting, sound, costume, design techniques etc).
2. DEVELOPING DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION SKILLS (Internally assessed): In this Component students will develop skills and techniques in publishing, page-layout and journalism by reworking an existing magazine concept.
3. CREATE A MEDIA PRODUCT IN RESPONSE TO A BRIEF (Externally assessed): Students have the opportunity to research, plan and produce their own print media product in response to a brief set by the exam board. This task includes the following Assessment Objectives:
AO1 Understand how to develop ideas in response to a brief
AO2 Develop planning materials in response to a brief
AO3 Apply media production skills and techniques to the creation of a media product
AO4 Create and refine a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
The qualification is designed for post-16 learners who may want to study media related degree courses in Higher Education or pursue a media-related career or other training programme.
Learners gain knowledge and understanding of creative digital media production across a range of varied units and develop an understanding of how to work within the media industries.
Areas covered include:
- Media theory
- Media careers
- Video editing
- Web design
- Computer game design
- Digital magazine design
Skills developed include:
- Group work
- ICT application
- Ideas development
Meet the Creative Media Department
The department team consists of three members of staff, these are:
Mrs K Brennan
Subject Leader; Teacher of Level 1/2 Tech Level BTEC Creative Media Production, Level 3 National BTEC Creative Digital Media Production
Specialist subjects: Media Theory and Graphic Design.
Mr A Keegan
Level 3 National BTEC Creative Digital Media Production
Specialist subjects: ICT & Video Editing
|Mr M McWatt||Level 1/2 Tech Level BTEC Creative Media Production|
This subject enables students to develop a wide-ranging skills base, consisting of: analytical skills, language, communication, creativity, ICT application and wider reading.
We are immensely proud of the range of Fantastic Opportunities that we are able to offer our students.