BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 2

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If you are interested in television and film, this course is a starting point. You will gain practical experience of working in a team to produce television programs and small films. The course will provide you with an insight into the different jobs available in the industry and start to recognise you own interests and strengths.

The course involves a 'hands-on' practical approach in learning camera skills, directing, interview techniques and script writing, through 'live' projects, leading to a wide variety of film making. The range of projects that students may be involved in include fictional drama, comedy, science fiction films, corporate videos, documentaries, music videos and news pro…

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If you are interested in television and film, this course is a starting point. You will gain practical experience of working in a team to produce television programs and small films. The course will provide you with an insight into the different jobs available in the industry and start to recognise you own interests and strengths.

The course involves a 'hands-on' practical approach in learning camera skills, directing, interview techniques and script writing, through 'live' projects, leading to a wide variety of film making. The range of projects that students may be involved in include fictional drama, comedy, science fiction films, corporate videos, documentaries, music videos and news programmes. Students will also follow other subject related qualifications with this course.

The course is based in our purpose built TV studio, with autocue, HD cameras, virtual studio software and a specialist editing suite. You will be a part of our exciting production company (Springboard TV) and your work will be broadcast on the Internet TV channel springboardtv.com. The course provides the experience of a real working environment with production schedules and deadlines to meet. At the end of the year your work may be selected and shown to a wide audience, at the College of West Anglia Film Festival and 'Oscars' evening.

End Qualification:

BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production (Level 2)

Entry Requirements:

Interview required

4 GCSEs at grade D or above, preferably including English and a creative based subject. Alternatively, successful completion of a BTEC level 1 diploma at merit grade is also acceptable. You will be required to successfully pass an interview with a demonstration of enthusiasm and commitment towards the subject area. Individual cases will be considered on their own merits.

Assessment:

The work on the course is project/assignment based, and assessment is continuous throughout the course. Some units will be subject to external assessment. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. The course is completed with a final major project.

Progression from this course:

The course is equivalent to four GCSEs grade A* - C. Successful completion of this course (at merit grade), will allow you to progress to the two year Extended Diploma in Television and Film. You may also be able to go directly into employment at junior level connected with the entertainment industry.

Locations:

King's Lynn Campus - PE30 2QW, Isle Campus - PE13 2JE

Duration:

1 Year

Start times:

September 2013

How to Apply:

Please apply online using the general college application form

Course Costs:

All students on full-time courses will need to pay a materials / resources fee. Details will be provided before enrolment. If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay tuition or registration fees for your course. For students aged 19 or over, there will be a tuition fee (depends on the course) for each year of the course as well as a registration fee (which includes exam fees). However, many students will be eligible for reduced fees and / or financial support towards the costs. Click here for detailed information. Please contact Student Services if you have further queries.

Students will be required to purchase a recommended starter art kit costing approximately £50. You will be expected to fund visits throughout the course. On location filming is required as part of the course and an annual fee of £10 is charged at the beginning of the course, which usually covers these costs. An optional residential study trip is also planned. Students will be asked to purchase additional necessary items such as DV tapes, mini-discs, audio tapes and standard stationery.

Additional Information:

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to apply to the college's learner support fund for financial support with the costs associated with your studies. For more details, please click here or contact student services on 01553 815271 (King's Lynn campus) or 01945 582561 (Isle campus) or 01223 860701 (Cambridge campus)

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