Media Course - Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production (Including Welsh Bacc)

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production (Including Welsh Bacc)

Media Courses

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media Production is a general media course, which allows learners to gain experience and skills in a wide range of media specialism’s. If you are committed to further study/a career in Media Production, then this is the course for you. The syllabus is dynamic and wide-ranging, offering many exciting media production opportunities for you to use your imagination and creativity. Practical and computer skills are essential whilst the ability to drawing will help in visualizing and storyboarding your ideas. You will need, good analytical skills and a willingness to experiment and work as a production team, as well as commitment and perseverance. This is a Level 3 course, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It consists of 6 core units plus 12 or more specialist units.

Career Prospects

This qualification will help learners to enter higher level courses e.g. Higher National Diploma and Degree courses and prepare them for employment in the field of Media Production.

Entry Requirements

Students must possess one of the following: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English/Welsh or 5 GCSEs if only Maths or English/ Welsh has been achieved BTEC First Diploma in a related subject at Merit grade or above All students also need to present a satisfactory portfolio of practical work at interview

Course Costs

Mini DV video tapes A pair of headphones (enclosed) Portable Hard Drive – approx. £40 Printing/photocopying costs Students will also be expected to attend various educational visits

Course Units

Pre-production Techniques for the creative Media Sector Communication skills for Creative Media Production Creative Media Production Management Project Working to a brief in the Creative Media Industries Critical Approaches to Media Products Understanding the Creative Media Sector

Specialist Units

Media Production specialisms, such as: Video Production Animation (3D & 2D) Graphic Design Journalism Photography Audio/Radio TV Advertising


Unit based coursework assignments

Length of Course

Two Years

Examining Board



Neath & Newtown

Contact Details

Judith Huntly (Neath Campus)
Tel: 01639 648326
Email: [email protected]

Jodie White / David May (Newtown Campus)

E-mail: [email protected]

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: 0845 4086 228