Media Studies BTEC Overview

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Media Studies BTEC Overview

  1. 1. Media Studies BTEC An overview of your course
  2. 2. Why BTEC Media Studies? <ul><li>During this course you will have the chance to study, discuss and explore many aspects of the media, from advertising to computer gaming. </li></ul><ul><li>You will learn vital vocational skills that will help you should you choose to work in the media industry in the future. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How is the course organised? <ul><li>You can complete a Certificate or a Diploma in BTEC Media Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no exams for this course, all students are assessed on the coursework portfolio you produce for each Unit of Study. </li></ul><ul><li>The course is split into Core Study Units and Specialist Study Units. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are studying for a Certificate you will complete ONE Core Unit and TWO Specialist Units. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are studying for a Diploma you will complete THREE Core Units and FOUR Specialist Units. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How is the course organised? <ul><li>If you are successful in gaining a Certificate your qualification will be worth 2 GCSE’s at grade A*-C. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are successful in gaining a Diploma your qualification will be worth 4 GCSE’s at grade A*-C. </li></ul><ul><li>You are marked against different success criteria for each unit and can gain either a PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Core Units <ul><li>- Introduction to Media Industries </li></ul><ul><li>- Research for Media Production </li></ul><ul><li>- Introduction to Media Audiences and Products </li></ul>
  6. 6. Specialist Units <ul><li>- Video Production </li></ul><ul><li>- Audio Production </li></ul><ul><li>Print Production </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising Production </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing Computer Games </li></ul>
  7. 7. So, how does it all work then? Each unit is split into Assignment Briefs which give you the instructions for each piece of work you must produce. There will be a variety of different projects and tasks such as presentations, essays, practical work and projects. You will have to do lots of independent research to help you.

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