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Creative Media Practice BTEC

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What is BTEC Creative Media Practice?

The Creative Media Practice BTEC involves developing the skills needed to plan and produce film and Television. You will have the opportunity to develop your practical production skills. You will gain experience in the planning and research which takes place in pre-production. Additionally, you will develop the production era skills needed to film for TV and film, including camerawork, lighting, production design, and sound. As well as post-production skills such as editing, motion graphics, sound effects, and evaluation skills needed in post-production. In addition to these skills, the course provides learners with the skills needed to critically evaluate their work, in progress, in order to produce the best possible production.

What Will You Study?

Your work for this course will focus around these key areas: Forming ideas, Problem solving, technical skills, professional practice and communication – all of the key skills required for working in a professional industry environment. You will use these skills to plan and produce effective film and tv productions ranging from: short films, and music videos, to title sequences. In addition to this, in the second year you will be given the opportunity to build on your personal portfolio; producing showreel, and a website to showcase your skills and  work. You will also be given the opportunity to work  for real clients producing promotional videos.

What Next After the Creative Media Practice BTEC?

A BTEC in Creative Media Practice will allow you to study for a degree or other Higher Education course in the following subjects: Film Production, Television production, and  media production. Completing this course will also give you the opportunity to create a show-reel. This can be used to show to future employers or help you to progress onto Higher Education. You will also be able to study other courses such as Business, and ICT.

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Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in GCSE English Language or Maths.

Course Type

BTEC Foundation Diploma (540) is equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels
BTEC Extended Diploma, this is equivalent to 3 A-Levels

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Business Studies, IT, English, Graphic Communications, Digital Photography, Film Studies, Performing Arts and Fine Art.

Have you considered a Mixed Programme? Find out more about the combination of courses you can study at Newman but clicking here.

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