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Creative Media Production


Creative Media Production is an exciting two-year full time course which provides the knowledge and hands on experience for students who have a keen interest in working in the creative media industries.

This course would particularly suit you if you:

  • Have a fascination with all the many aspects of the television & film industry and how it works.
  • Want to know how to produce professional media artifacts and are keen to work following industry processes.
  • Prefer to work on a modular basis and your strength is in producing creative practical film and TV based work.
  • Demonstrate a strong personal interest and commitment to the subject area, as much of the production work will need to be completed outside of lesson hours.
  • Want the opportunity to create a full portfolio of work.

Topics Covered

  • Filming and Editing Techniques - experimenting with different camera setups, editing and post production techniques
  • Working as a film production crew - shooting your work on location, running a film set.
  • Working in the Creative Media sector - how the industry is structured, creating a professional showreel, finding work as a media practitioner

This course should be studied in combination with two other A Levels or appropriate BTECs of your choice. This is a two year course and students will need to commit to completing both years in order to achieve the qualification.

I have always had a passion for film and was eager to learn more about the craft. I aspire to become a professional filmmaker one day and the practical hands-on experience this course offers was perfect for me.

Fiona Picchetti-Geoffroy ex Patcham School

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Creative Media Production is equivalent to 1 A Level.
Entry Requirements

PLUS

Grade 5 or above GCSE in Media, Film, Photography or Art. Or alternatively a MERIT or above in BTEC Creative Media or Art & Design.

You should also be able to demonstrate a strong interest in TV & Film at interview, either through a previous course of study or personal projects.

If you haven't studied a Media / Arts qualification previously, we will still consider you on the basis of a strong portfolio.

Please email portfolio work to: njb@varndean.ac.uk
How The Course is Assessed
This is a 100% coursework course, & therefore assessment is continuous throughout the year. You will complete written assignments alongside filming and editing work. You must be committed to regular attendance, meeting strict coursework deadlines, and working in groups.
Career Pathways
Further study at FE level, HND or Degree in specialist Creative and Media areas or other more general subjects, employment and/or further work-based training where appropriate
Transferable Skills
Time management & organisation; teamwork and communication; working independently and decision making; creative thinking and critical analysis skills.
Other Information
You will have access to filming and editing equipment outside of classroom assessments. This will further develop your portfolio of work for your future career path.
Enquiries To
Nicola Bailey: njb@varndean.ac.uk