Commercial Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This successful and established course is designed for those who have an interest in film, radio, television, interactive media or journalism, and a desire to follow a media-related career. The course offers lots of opportunities to work on live briefs with local employers to enhance your skills and portfolio.

Subjects include:

  • Analysing and understanding media products
  • Media production techniques
  • Special and visual effects
  • Shooting and editing video
  • Scriptwriting and design for film and television
  • App creation
  • Making short films
  • Digital photography
  • Music video production
  • Studio and multi-camera filming
  • Working with clients making live projects
  • Using interactive platforms

Assessment Methods

Formal assessment will be based on evidence gained through work undertaken in practical and written assignments. Your tutor will also assess you through observation whilst you are carrying out these assignments and these grades will contribute towards your final assessment grade.

Progression Options

Throughout the course, you will be given support and advice when making applications to university and you will be assisted in the preparation of a portfolio of your work for university or job interviews. Previous students have progressed to top universities and in some cases, straight into industry both locally and nationally.

Course Summary

Course Title Commercial Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths and English, or a relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview and a portfolio of examples of your work.

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My animation skills have improved greatly since I have been learning at BTC. The College uses specialist software such as Adobe Animate and the equipment we use is the same that is used in industry. Alongside my course I am a member of the BTC Animation Academy where we do even more animation and enter competitions.

Dylan Jones

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