Creative Media

BTEC Level 3

This is a broad-based two-year course with an integrated creative and technical study of media production which looks at core aspects of the media industry.


Although the course is mainly practical by developing skills such as team building, assignments, communication, presentations, software skills and creative product production there are written elements that must be covered in each unit.  The qualification is internally assessed and then moderated by a visiting moderator.

The course is both rewarding and challenging and is designed to assist students in coping with the ever-changing world of media and communication. Learners gain knowledge and understanding of creative digital media production and develop an understanding of how to use software used within the industry.

Career Path

  • Animation Production
  • Audio Production
  • Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Film & TV Production
  • Photography
  • Special Effects including Media Makeup
  • Visual Effects Production
  • Advertising/Marketing

More than just a course

There will be a wide range of units covered during the two years. These units involve the production of film trailers, TV adverts, audio books, music videos, SFX prosthetics, green screen VFX, magazines, comics and graphic novels in addition to pre production documents e.g. storyboards and scripts.
We will also look at working in the Creative Media

Industries and how to plan and prepare for a media exhibition or event.

Learners investigate one sector within the media industry, looking at the influences of technology and audiences and how media products are affected by these factors.

You will undertake a Work Placement during the course with a Creative and Digital bias. Included on your timetable will be a Tutorial Session and a Support Session.  There is ample opportunity to work outside timetabled sessions in the Learning Resource Centre or in the Creative Media Suites.

Unique Features

  • Internally assessed units
  • Mainly practical sessions
  • Develop comprehensive software skills
  • Develop cognitive and problem solving skills
  • Independent learning
  • Creative development skills
  • Preparation for further education and employment in the creative media industries
  • Working to Client briefs and scenarios

Entry Requirements

Level 3

A minimum of 5 grade 4’s in GCSE subject grades including English Language and Maths.

What Students Say

“Using photoshop and learning new camera skills using professional cameras has been really fun.” Annie

“I love video editing and I’m looking forward to developing my skills further.” Emma