Q. Are there any jobs in the media industry?
Media is the fastest growing industry in the country and it’s crying out for young creative people. The media sector covers, TV, film, photography, publishing, gaming, websites, digital marketing and social media. Just think about how many TV channels are there and all the staff are required to produce each other’s individual programs, never mind all the adverts that go between them.
Q. What skills will I learn on the course?
You will learn filming techniques, photography, graphic design, advertising, journalism, animation, game design, publishing and marketing, Photo editing with Photoshop and Lightroom, Video editing with Adobe Premiere and Davinci resolve.
Q. I didn’t study media at School, can I still do the course?
Yes, we will train you and all skills you need to know for the course.
Q. What types of things will I be doing on the course?
During the course, you will create multiple short films, music videos, digital magazines & posters as well as video & photographic adverts.
Q. I’m not sure if I should do this or A Levels?
If Media is a sector you wish to work in then a BTEC is the best course to be on. it is extremely practical and we’ll build up your skills to not only knowing the subject will also be able to do it in practice. these are the skills that you would then build on at university or in industry. During the BTEC course you would spend much more time I’m producing content and you would in an A Level Media class.
Q. Is the course equivalent to A Level?
The BTEC Level 3 creative media course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. It also has a level 4 optional units in the second year that also helps with university applications.
Q. Are there any exams?
No, the course is 100% coursework.
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