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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production-Journalism

West Herts College
Course summary
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Course description

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production - Journalism (90-Credit) (Year 1):


Looking for a course that inspires and excites? Convinced you have what it takes to succeed in a creative field and keen to sample your options before specialising? This course is for you.

Develop vital skills and build a professional portfolio, setting you up for a range of careers in modern journalism – as well as jobs in marketing, events management, advertising or magazine design.

What will I study?

You’ll produce your own newspaper and online magazine, operate our radio station and produce a TV magazine program in our state-of-the-art TV studio, as well as studying the following mandatory units:

Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries

Communication skills for creative media production

Research techniques for the creative media industries

Creative media production management project

Working to a brief in the creative media industries

Critical approaches to creative media products

Understanding the print-based media industries

Producing print-based media

You’ll also be able to choose a number of optional units, including:

Working freelance in the creative media sector

Writing copy

Marketing and public relations

Digital communication

Page layout and design

Factual writing for print

You will study towards the Level 3 Diploma (90 credits) in your first year, and progress on to the Extended Diploma (180 credits) in your second year.

Alongside your course you’ll study English and maths and take part in GAP work placements to develop your skills and confidence.

What can I do next?

Your study options include the Foundation Degree, BA Honours or HND in Journalism or Media Production or related media subjects. Alternatively, work towards your NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. Possible careers include journalism in printed media, TV, radio or interactive media.

Suitability - Who should attend?

4 GCSEs (A*-C/9-4) including English or a Level 2 Diploma in Media.Don't meet the grades? Take a look at the Level 2 Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production for a solid understanding of key areas - you will be able to progress to the Level 3 upon successful completion.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

National Certificate/Diploma

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Contact info

West Herts College

Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts
WD17 3EZ


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