• News production in TV, radio and print
• Producing a media campaign across print, film and social media
• Factual programming on TV, radio, cinema and online
• Produce a website
You will learn a range of skills used by journalists which would also be useful in many other industries such as advertising, marketing, public relations and writing for websites for any company.
You will develop your writing skills and learn the techniques of professional print, broadcast and online TV journalists. You will also be taught industry-standard software including the Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere and Audition to create media products. You will come up with your own ideas and plan your work independently or in groups.
Throughout the two-year course you will complete a variety of practical assessments including writing articles, designing pages, making a documentary film and writing and delivering news bulletins. You will also complete written assignments.
Some of your assignments are marked by your tutors and some are marked externally by BTEC, the examination board.
You will also explore how media expresses messages through representations that shape perceptions and beliefs about what is valued and undervalued in society. Your knowledge will be tested in an on-screen exam consisting of short and long answer questions.
You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit which will then aggregate into a final grade. The grades are awarded UCAS points as are A level grades.
From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.
If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.
5 GCSEs graded C or above or equivalent BTEC First Diploma at Merit plus English Language at C or above.
This course prepares you either to go into higher education at university,an apprenticeship or to go directly into employment as the skills you learn will be useful to many employers.