Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
72 weeks

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Maths are required although account will be taken of other experience and qualifications; equally important are your enthusiasm, commitment and your willingness to work hard on all areas of the course. You will have the opportunity to show any existing work at the interview stage.
Who the course is for
The media industry is in an age of rapid growth with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home. The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice (TV and Film) provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for learners wishing to enter upon a career in the media or progress to higher education
What you will learn
ou will learn about every aspect of Television and Film Production and will be involved in a range of different projects throughout the course. The course will give you the skills and knowledge to take an idea from concept to screen and all the stages in between. Workshops and projects will include; Short Film Production, Live Television Production, Music Video Production, Documentary Film Production, Corporate and Promotional Film Production, Green Screen/Blue Screen, Video Editing, Sound Recording, Lighting, Vision Mixing, Directing, Producing.
How you will learn
The environment is like working within a professional production company developing high quality moving image productions to real deadlines. The course is based in the Art, Design and Media building on the main College site. Facilities are of a high quality including dedicated digital video editing suites running industry standard software and related packages. There is a purpose built TV Studio with professional lighting rig, blue/green screens and vision-mixing equipment with the facility to stream TV shows ‘live’ to the internet. There has been heavy investment in industry standard kit including Canon and Sony digital video cameras as well as associated sound and editing equipment.
Work placement
There may be opportunities to take on an industry placement with local production companies. The media department has excellent links to local industry and we have a range of work experience opportunities available to students to enable them to enhance their skills and knowledge of the industry. You will get the opportunity to work to live briefs for external clients and to develop your technical, communication and production management skills.
A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma develops learners’ skills and understanding of work within a vocational context. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas offer direct progression on to BTEC Higher National programmes and Higher Education degrees. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are recognised by Higher Education institutions and attract a maximum of 168 UCAS points at D*D*D*. This course has an excellent record of students progressing into Higher Education, and Career Progression is an integral part of the Second Year of the Extended Diploma. You will go on visits to local universities and we regularly play host to guest speakers for the industry and Higher Education institutions. As part of your studies you will create a professional website, produce a showreel of your film work and develop a portfolio which you can take to employers or university interviews. You will also investigate job roles and opportunities within the industry, produce a CV and get support with job and Higher Education applications.

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
After two years of study, you will get a BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Practice, equivalent to 3 A Levels. Grades range is between PPP and D*D*D*, if you achieve the top grade of D*D*D* it is worth 168 UCAS Points.

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