Who is this course for?
This course is specially designed for students who are enthusiastic about Media Production and wish to study in this area whilst at the same time improving their academic profile.
It is specifically intended as a progression route to a level 3 course, either in Media Production or another subject.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Minimum five GCSEs at grades D-E (grade 2-3) or higher.
How long is this course?
This is a one year full-time course commencing September 2017, ending June 2018.
What will I study on this course?
Learners will be introduced to the practical and academic skills needed to progress in the field of Media Production including video, audio, publishing, presentation skills, photography & writing. You will have the opportunity to create your own original portfolio of production work as well as learning how to understand the needs of clients and audiences in order to produce successful media products.
In addition you will develop a range of transferable and academic skills designed to aid your progression to higher levels of study, including employability, ICT and the opportunity to improve your English & Maths.
The course is made up of ten units:
Unit 1 – Producing a digital production: This unit is about working to a set brief to produce an original digital publication. It will enable you to apply skills learnt through other units to create work that is fit for purpose and appropriate for a specific target audience.
Unit 2 – Understanding media texts: All media products communicate with their audience, either to inform, entertain or put forward a point of view. In this unit you will learn how the meanings behind media products are constructed and how they are communicated to the audience both consciously and subconsciously.
Unit 3 – Producing an audio-visual media product: In this unit you will combine the practical skills developed in other units to produce an audio-visual media product in response to a client brief.
Unit 4 – Working in the industry: This unit will develop your readiness for the world of work. Through research activities, you will develop an awareness of your industry sector and the opportunities that may be open to you. You will conduct an assessment of your current employability skills, plan for a work placement and undertake work experience. This unit concludes with an opportunity to re-assess your skill set and the progress you have made.
Unit 5 – Writing for media products: You will learn how writing plays an important role in media production. You will explore different types of media writing and develop the skills required to produce high quality written material for a range of media products.
Unit 6 – Digital photography: You will learn about the role of photography in media production, including how to use photographic equipment as well as the skills and techniques required to create photographs for media products.
Unit 7 – Digital publishing: You will learn about modern publishing techniques and how to use desktop publishing software, including developing the skills and techniques required to create material for publishing in both print and digital formats.
Unit 8 – Digital video production: In this unit you will learn about the role of video in media production. You will learn how to use video equipment and post-production software and will develop the skills and techniques required to create your own video products.
Unit 9 – Digital audio production: You will learn about the role of audio in media production and how to use audio equipment and software. You will develop the skills and techniques required to create your own audio products.
unit 10 – Presentation skills: In this unit you will learn about the importance of presentation skills in all areas of the media industry. You will learn the skills and techniques required to present in a range of media situations such as in a studio or to a prospective client.
What Qualification will I gain?
Jersey Progression Diploma in Media Production
What does this course lead on to?
Successful completion of this course to the required standard allows access to most Level 3 courses at Highlands College, including but not limited to OCR Extended Diploma in Media Production (Level 3).
How much will it cost?
- £36 per year subscription fee
- £61 per year course material fee
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A GCSE grade D (grade 3) or a BTEC in a Creative Arts subject is desirable.
You will be expected to take part in a practical interview workshop.