Creative Digital Media Production runs for Sixth Form students only (Years 12 and 13).

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BTEC Level 3 Creative Digital Media Production Extended Certificate

Year 12

To complete the course students will need to study two units in which they will learn skills for the planning of media productions and essential communication skills for the media industry: Students develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. The two units students will study in Year 12 are:

- Unit 01: Media Representation

- Unit 04: Pre-Production Portfolio

On all BTEC Level 3 National courses, the majority of learning is practical and vocationally focused to develop the skills needed for a media career. They also convert to UCAS points, just like A Levels, but the way students are assessed and graded is slightly different. The BTEC National L3 Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production is equivalent to 1 A Level.

 

Term 1 (September – December)

Unit 04: Pre- Production Portfolio

  • Course introduction and study skills
  • Introduction to practical work
  • Understand the requirements of pre-production of a digital media product
  • Carry out pre-production for a digital media product
  • Produce a pre-production portfolio for a creative media production
  • Review pre-production of a digital media product.

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: January
Field Trips/Visits: No

 

Term 2 (January – May)

Unit 01: Media Representation

  • Course introduction
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of media concepts, semiotics, theories and formal techniques to constructed representations
  • Analyse media texts to deconstruct representations and decode messages and evaluate their effectiveness and impact
  • Make connections between polysemic messages underpinning media representations and their related values and effects on wider society

External Assessment: Yes – Online Exam May/June
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

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Year 13

Brief summary of the course:

To complete the Extended Certificate, students complete two units in addition to the units completed in Year 12.

- Unit 8: Responding to a Commission. This is a compulsory unit.

- Unit 10: Film Production - Fiction

 

Term 1 (September – December)

Unit 08: Responding to a Commission

  • Course Introduction
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media production processes and related considerations when responding to a brief
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of media production processes in context, demonstrating how constraints affect decisions and the ability to adapt to changes in requirements
  • Analyse and interpret information related to purpose, technical and logistical requirements of the brief and evaluate solutions for implementation with appropriate justification
  • Be able to respond creatively to a brief demonstrating the ability to synthesise a range of ideas

External Assessment: Yes.
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Date: January
Field Trips/Visits: No

 

Term 2 (January – May)

Unit 10: Film Production - Fiction

  • Understand codes and conventions of fictional film production
  • Produce material for a fictional film of a specified genre
  • Apply post-production techniques to a fictional film utilising codes and conventions of a specified genre

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: April / May
Field Trips/Visits: No

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