First Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production
What will I learn on this course?
The Creative Media sector encompasses a wide range of digital media industries including TV and Radio production, Computer Games Development, and Interactive Media. If you are interested in the Digital Arts, then this course could be your first step into an exciting and fast-moving creative career.
You will study a wide range of subjects and focus on developing core practical skills and knowledge in a number of Creative Media areas. You will learn about the Creative Media industries, and develop the communication and inter-personal skills valued by employers. On successful completion of the course, students could progress on to a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (which is equivalent to 3 A-levels).
How will I study?
Lessons will take the form of formal lessons, practical demonstrations, workshops and lectures, and will involve both individual and group work. The emphasis will be on developing skills and then applying these to larger projects, where students will have the flexibility to devise your own outcomes and push your creativity. Learning is expected to continue outside of the classroom, through independent study, research and practice. You will be taught by industry experienced staff and use industry standard equipment.
How is this course structured?
The course comprises thirteen units which are chosen to give you a solid introduction to the world of Creative Media Production. These units will include, Digital Video Production, Digital Games Production and Website Production
How will I be assessed?
The majority of units will be assessed through coursework on a continuous basis. However, two of the units will be assessed by external examination - Digital Media Sector and Audiences, and Media Industry in Context. Students will be expected to demonstrate a high level of work throughout the duration of the course. Various methods of assessment will be used, including:
Assignment briefs with set deadlines
Observational assessment of practical activities
Evaluations and student logs
Production diaries and student blogs
After submission of work for assessment, you will be awarded a grade and feedback which explains the reasons for your mark. You will have the opportunity to revisit any work that you wish to improve and your tutor will support you in this process.
By the end of each half term, every student will receive formal one-to-one feedback from each of their teachers for every unit studied during that half term. This will provide the student with a progress report and actions on how to improve their work where appropriate and ensure that student progress is robustly tracked.
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Creative Media Production BTEC course outline