Choose the Banbury-based Extended Diploma in Media and you can explore a career pathway in the TV and film industry. The course covers the vibrant world of TV and film, also incorporating radio, production, photography, comic book and print production.
You work on a series of individual and group assignments which cover subjects such as:
• creative media production management
• working to a brief in the creative media industries
• understanding the television and film industries
• film and video editing techniques
• multi-camera techniques
• writing for television and video
• television and video studies
• film studies
• factual programme production techniques for television
• corporate and promotional programme production
• music video production
• advertisement production for television
• producing video installation work
• interview techniques for creative media production
• presentation techniques for broadcasting
• soundtrack production for the moving image
Please note that these subjects are subject to change. The course covers functional skills too.
Individual learning targets are set each term and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets. Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals throughout the course. All work for your Extended Diploma is assessed through coursework. The functional skills course in English, maths or ICT is assessed by an external exam.
This extended diploma has strong links to industry, reflected through guest speakers and outside clients. You have full access to our media centre, which consists of a television studio, digital, video and sound editing equipment, a radio studio and computing facilities. You work with specialist tutors on live practical projects.
The qualifications awarded are the Edexcel National Diploma in Media and functional skills qualifications in English, maths or ICT. There is also the opportunity to study GCSE Maths alongside your Extended Diploma.
5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
BTEC level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths
If you are interested in a level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
The majority of students progress to courses in higher education at either degree or HND level. Many specialise in a particular field. Examples of possible careers are film, camera work, advertising, journalism, public relations, design, media, and photography.
You will improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment, including self-confidence, speaking in front of others, working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of the course you will have benefited from a valuable insight into future careers open to you.
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.
16 to 18 EU tuition fee:£0.00
19+ EU tuition fee:£0.00
Please note – Fees may be subject to change