Creative Digital Media BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

23096W1 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This exciting course will allow you to develop a range of theory and production skills for the UK's dynamically changing media industry. From understanding the ways audience view a product, to the writing and creation of live radio, dramas, music videos and adverts. This course offers you the chance to develop your creative, analytical and production skills within the creative media sector.

What will I study?

These courses are designed to provide you with the very best skills to enter a fast-moving, creative and expanding industry. Creative digital media skills can lead to a range of diverse careers. Employers are looking for those who have good technical skills to develop moving image, audio, multimedia and radio content. You will develop your ideas from the planning and pre-production stages through to post-production and audience feedback. You will learn to research and plan a production, taking into account the logistics and technologies required. You will be taught to combine a vital understanding of your target audience with the scriptwriting and production management skills the industry requires to operate efficiently. Not forgetting the production techniques for audio and video taught alongside the theory, to provide experience in television and radio industries.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment of coursework, involving group and individual assignments. Assignments range from adverts to the creation of television drama and music videos. Within radio you will create varied audio pieces.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including English Language.

What can I progress onto?

You can progress to higher education at the College or a higher apprenticeship. Previous students have gone to work for Sky, Wish FM and the BBC.

Other Information

Facilities include Adobe Mastersuite 6, Premiere Pro and AVID video edit suites, Adobe Audition audio edit systems, a 3 camera television studio, a broadcast Radio studio and location audio and video recording kits. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7185.00 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

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