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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

With this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to achieve a successful career in the media industry.

You'll be planning and editing your own productions, including music videos, TV advertisements or even documentaries. To do this you'll be using HD video cameras, plus fantastic sound and lighting equipment, whilst filming both on location or live in our studio.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

You will study a wide range of media-based topics which allows you to develop your creativity and technical skills including:

  • Pre-production, scripting, storyboarding and casting
  • Practical camera skills, soundtrack and editing post-production video editing using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Web design
  • Factual/documentary television production
  • Photoshop/desktop based skills
  • Key concepts of theoretical media
  • TV Studio production with our new state-of-the-art studio

How is it assessed?

Creative Media at St Helens College is 100% digital. We work professionally via Office 365 implementing a variety of different assessment methods from written reports, production folders and scripts to final productions (video, web and print) and camera work.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on the financial support that may be available, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a degree course, or move into employment.

Ref: David Briscoe

Why study Media with us?

Innovative Facilities

Develop your skills in our brand new TV studio, infinity cove and editing suites.

Live Projects

Work on live projects with professional clients such as St Helens RFC and WAMbiz.

Maximising Potential

Our courses are in the top 10% of schools and colleges nationally for maximising student potential.

Student Support

Tutors are consistently recognised for their dedication, student support and teaching methods.

Excellent Progression

Students' progress onto university, an apprenticeship or successful employment.

Employment Opportunities

MediaCity and Liverpool are just around the corner and provide some amazing opportunities.