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BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Extended Certificate in Creative Media Production  




Qualification BTEC Certificate / Extended Certificate



1 - 2 years


What will I study?

Year One of the course is focused on Journalism. You will write and produce a range in different styles for different publications. You will also design and create a new magazine using Photoshop & InDesign skills.

Unit 1: Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries.

Unit 2: Communication Skills for Creative Media Production.

Unit 50: Writing Copy.

Unit 51: Page Layout and Design.

In Year Two you will develop your print design skills through units on advertising and research skills for work in the Creative Industries. You will work with real life industry clients, developing advertising campaigns and brand creation.

Unit 3: Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries.

Unit 18: Producing Print Based Media.

Unit 52: Factual Writing for Print.


Study Visits

A variety of trips and visits will be available throughout the year in addition to some opportunities to meet visiting speakers from the Creative Industries.



Minimal costs involved to purchase existing media texts (less than £5 to purchase magazine and news texts). Some costs will be incurred in trips and visits.

Students may want to purchase a DSLR camera, although this is not essential as they are available to loan from the department.

 Students may want to purchase Adobe Creative Suite software, although this is not essential as this is available across college on all computers.


There are no formal examinations. All assessment is by portfolio of coursework.  This will be a mixture of practical production work. Written work will be required for the planning and evaluation of practical production units.

Entry Criteria

Standard Level 3 entry requirements.

Useful Supporting Courses

Fine Art, Graphics, ICT, Media, Film, Photography, English Language, Business and Law.


Students have gone on to careers in / as:

Journalism, Web Design, TV/Film, Events Organiser, Theatre, Multimedia Production.


2013 data from the Office for National Statistics showed that of all those with an undergraduate degree, media and information studies graduates had the second highest employment rate of all subjects, second only to medicine. 

23.2% of Media Studies graduates work in the UK as art, design and media professionals, compared to 5.9% of all graduates.

In general, those studying creative arts subjects are more likely to find work related to their degree studies, whilst the transferable skills gained from arts and humanities allow graduates to enter a wide range of sectors.  (LOGAN, E & PRITCHARD, E, 2016.  What Graduates Do, Manchester: Prospects and the Education Liaison Task Group (ELTG) of AGCAS)