Overview top

Have you ever wanted to be a Film Director or had the desire to be a journalist writing stories for a big newspaper or magazine.  Perhaps you have always wanted to become a radio presenter and create your own radio shows. If the answer is yes then this course can be your first steps into a career in the creative media industries.

Our BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Practice has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to progress to degree level or into employment within the many different media sectors. It provides those with an interest in particular media specialism to explore, develop and test their creativity while working towards a qualification which is stimulating and demanding.

While studying students will have the opportunity to develop their skills working on many different practical projects in the various disciplines of media production. You will learn how to create scripts and storyboards, shoot, and edit films, write news stories, work on radio shows and many more.  You will do all this while working with industry standard software and equipment to prepare you for working in the industry straight away.

This course allows for a rich and immersive learning experience, students can work freely across a range of technical skills areas which reflect current industry practices in the media industries.

We know that having good qualifications alone doesn't always make you stand out.

That's why we're all about going the extra mile with you.

Studying with us means practical, hands-on workshops, group sessions, expert guest speakers, visits to local employers, wellbeing drop-ins, chill out time ... the list goes on. 

As part of the course, you will also take part in an external work placement to help you develop your confidence and skills to stand out from the crowd. 

Entry Requirements top

Entry requirements for this course are five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above, including English. Alternatively, applicants who have previously experience or a full level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject (such as Creative Digital Media) may also be considered for this programme. 

All applicants will be subject to an interview with a member or the teaching team. 

Assessment top

The course is delivered through set assessments which are set and marked by the course tutors. The first year of the programme covers two assessment units focused around exploring and developing creative media skills:

  • Unit A1 – Skills Development
  • Unit A2 - Creative Project

All evidence produced for assessments is based on large practical portfolios of work which you will build across the academic year.

Professional Opportunities top

Learners who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to progress onto the second year of the level 3 programme, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice.

Some Learners may also progress into employment in the media industry or via apprenticeships.

Further Information top

Should you require any further information on this course please contact the course leader, Chris Thompson at Christopher.thompson@stc.ac.uk