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Creative Media Studies

Mrs K Brennan - Head of Department

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?

Level 1/2:

ASSIGNMENTS

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

 

Level 3

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
  • Advertising
  • Web design
  • Computer game design
  • Animation
  • Scriptwriting
  • Digital magazine design

 

Skills developed include:

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Presentation
  • Group work
  • ICT application
  • Design
  • Communication
  • Ideas development
  • Literacy

 

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Meet the Creative Media Department

The department team consists of three members of staff, these are:

Name Title

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.