Creative Media Production Curriculum

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

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Year 12

BTEC National L3 Creative Media Production

To complete the course students will need to study 4 units, 2 compulsory units in which they will learn skills for the planning of media productions and essential communication skills for the media industry these units are:
Unit 01: Pre-production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
Unit 02: Communication Skills for Creative Media Production

Students will also complete 2 optional units in which you will plan and create a number of media texts. These units are:
Unit 22: Single Camera techniques
Unit 30: Advertising Techniques for Television

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 Certificate in Creative Media Production (TV Production) is equivalent to 1 AS Level.

Half Term 1 (September – October)
Advertising Production for Television (unit 30, 01, 02)

  • Course introduction and study skills
  • Introduction to advertising techniques
  • Analytical skills
  • Advertising regulation

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: Assignment 1
Field Trips/Visits: No

Single Camera Technique (unit 20, 01, 02)

  • Course introduction and study skills
  • Introduction to camera work and production skills theory
  • Introduction to practical skills

External Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: No
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Half Term 2 (November – December)
Advertising Production for Television (unit 30, 01, 02)

  • Development of Advertising idea
  • Working to a Brief – producing pre-production documentation
  • Pitching a media production proposal

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

Single Camera Technique (unit 20, 01, 02)

  • Unit 1: Pre-production planning for single camera production
  • Produce documentation for production

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

Half Term 3 (January – February)
Advertising Production for Television (unit 30, 01, 02)

  • Completion of pitch
  • Production of TV advertising
  • Editing the advert

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

Single Camera Technique (unit 20, 01, 02)

• Apply single camera techniques to a production

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

Half Term 4 (March – April)
Advertising Production for Television (unit 30, 01, 02)

  • Creation of report for client on advert produced
  • Evaluation of advert produced and present to group

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

Single Camera Technique (unit 20, 01, 02)

  • Complete production
  • Review process and present work

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

Half Term 5 (May – June)
Advertising Production for Television (unit 30, 01, 02)

  • Letter of course achievement issued

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

Single Camera Technique (unit 20, 01, 02)

  • Letter of course achievement issued

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

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Year 13

BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Subsidiary Diploma

Brief summary of the course:
To complete the subsidiary diploma, students complete 3 units in addition to the units completed in Year 12.
• Unit 3: Research Techniques for Creative Media Industries. This is a compulsory unit.
• Unit 29: Music Video Production.
• Unit 22: Single Camera Production.

Half Term 1 (September – October)

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to Unit 3 research

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

Half Term 2 (November – December)

  • Research Presentations done
  • Music Video Assignment 1 and 2 begun

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

Half Term 3 (January – February)

  • Music Video Assignment 3 planning and preparation
  • Music Video Assignment 4 presentations completed
  • Unit 22 Single Camera Production begun

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

Half Term 4 (March – April)

  • Easter deadline for all units
  • Students issued with results letter

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