What are the formal entry requirements for this course?
Aside from the general entry requirements that the College requires, you need to achieve at a minimum of:
• Grade 4 in GCSE English Language.
• Grade 4 in GCSE Media Studies (if taken)
You will also benefit from having a good level of creativity as there is a strong creative component, and an interest in using filmmaking technology and software.
Subject combination advice
Subject combination advice:
Although we allow BTEC Media students to combine with Film Studies or Photography, we would not necessarily advise this unless the learner has a firm commitment to pursuing a media-related degree or employment.
What are the main differences between the BTEC Media courses, Media A Level and Fim Studies A Level?
The focus in Creative Media Production for the learner is the acquisition of professional media skills which are theoretically underpinned and this is a ‘hands on’, practical course. The dominant learning paradigm is to ‘learn by doing’. The sharpest contrast between the two courses lies in the assessment of work. In Creative Media Production there are no exams as learner assessment is exclusively by coursework.
A Level Media Studies looks at a range of media texts including music videos, radio, TV programmes, webpages, advertising etc. Film Studies only looks at films and requires a passion for watching a range of texts including black and white, independent and foreign language films.