King George V College

Media BTEC National

King George V College
In Southport

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Typology BTEC
Location Southport
Duration 2 Years
  • BTEC
  • Southport
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

As with AS/A2 Media Studies, BTEC enables students to look critically at the information and entertainment industries. However, there is much more emphasis on practical media production work. The course is 100% coursework and if you prefer practical work to written essays and exams, it could be the course for you.

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Government funding available

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Southport
Scarisbrick New Road, PR8 6LR, Merseyside, England
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Southport
Scarisbrick New Road, PR8 6LR, Merseyside, England
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Course programme


Media BTEC National

Qualification: BTEC National Diploma - 2 year course

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Entry requirements:
Students should have at least one of the following:

  • a BTEC First in a related subject
  • an Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject
  • at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English or Mathematics



Head of Department: Mr Pete Atherton

Course assessment:
The following are compulsory units:

Research Techniques for the Media Industries
Market research, production research, primary sources, secondary sources.

Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industries
Health and safety issues, documentation (production schedules, scripts, storyboards).

Production Management Project
Assesses the individual and collaborative skills to manage a production.

Working to a Brief in the Media Industries
You will be given a brief from a client and must produce a media product in response.

Critical Approaches to Media Products
Theory and analysis: genres, narrative, audience, key issues and debates

Understanding the Media Industries
Regulation, ethics, ownership, technolgies, job roles

What can this course offer me?
As with AS/A2 Media Studies, BTEC enables students to look critically at the information and entertainment industries. However, there is much more emphasis on practical media production work. The course is 100% coursework and if you prefer practical work to written essays and exams, it could be the course for you.

The BTEC National Diploma has the value of three A Levels and has treble the lesson time (13 hours a week). Therefore, you will have extra time and support to develop your production skills to an advanced, and hopefully nearprofessional, standard.

What will I learn?
As with AS/A2 you will develop video editing, storyboarding and research skills, along with the ability to evaluate your own work. You will also learn about the media industries and recent developments in technology. The difference with the BTEC course is that the work will largely be assessed through practical work. You will have the opportunity to work with professional standard equipment such as high-definition digital video cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software.

At KGV we strive to enrich the student experience beyond the lessons. The BTEC will involve training workshops with media professionals and visits to places such as studios and editing suites.

The Media department celebrates the wonderful achievements of our students' practical and written work with our own glittering KGV Oscars ceremony, during which trophies are awarded to the most deserving stars.

What Makes a good Media student?

  • Communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Thorough planning
  • Creativity
  • Team work
  • Organisation



Which other courses link well with this subject?
There are many subjects which could benefit your work in Media. These include Film Studies, English Language, Sociology, Business Studies, Art and Graphics, and Information Technology.

Future Opportunities
BTEC Media is primarily aimed at people who have an active interest in working in the media industry. The course will provide you with many of the skills and experiences needed to start in a media career or to go on to a more advanced practical course. You will leave with a portfolio of work to show people what you can do.


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