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Media Studies

What is this subject about?

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production – (Pearson / Edexcel)

The BTEC First Award in Creative Digital Media is designed to encourage students to look critically at the world of Media and recognize that they already have a wealth of experience and knowledge. We then build on this by analysing current Media products as case studies – E.g. Film trailers, to see how they are made to satisfy their target audiences. This will then support students to plan and prepare to create their own digital Media products. This will involve activities like running your own production meetings, storyboarding, scripting, budgeting, designing layouts and titles.

The course is organised in a manner, which gives students the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills (Use of digital cameras/ Photoshop/ Audio production/ Game design/ Website design and Publish). The Creative Digital Media BTEC is a vocational course, where students will learn skills that are used daily in the real world of work in Media industries.

What will the course involve?

The BTEC Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media Production is designed to have core and optional specialist units. Students must complete the two core units and a choice of two optional specialist units.

How will I be assessed?

The new generation of BTEC qualifications feature an element of external assessment constituting 25% of the final grade For CDMP the assessment is a paper based written examination. The major share of the assessment is achieved via the completion of the set coursework unit assignments (75%). These include: video production; website production, digital publishing and digital games production. In each unit chosen you will: learn about the production processes; plan your own production; create your own production. In order to achieve this, we will teach you the skills needed to operate professional equipment: DSLRs, DV cameras, Photoshop, Premiere. We have the equipment, our own studio, darkroom and 2 media editing suites.