If you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in creative media production, this one-year course is an excellent introduction. It is designed to give you a general overview of the media and the skills needed to succeed in such a fast-paced industry.
To support your main study programme, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.
You will need at least four high grade Ds or above at GCSE, along with a minimum grade C in either English Language or Maths. Prospective learners will also be asked to compile a portfolio to evidence the skills required for media production. You will be given details of the required content at your interview. You must also attend a media workshop where your portfolio work and skills will be assessed.
Topic areas covered on the course may include:
You will be assessed on coursework made up of practical work, research, essays, discussions and presentations. Two units will be assessed externally.
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
Whilst all equipment required for the course is available for loan from the College, you will be required to supply your own stationery and SD card.
This course is an excellent platfom for you to start working towards a creative media career. Provided you pass all the required units at Merit or Distinction level, have a grade C in English and demonstrate aptitude for this exciting subject, you could progress to a Level 3 course.
A company director who studied BTEC multimedia at Derby College is spearheading a key event showcasing ideas and innovation in the city. Helen Clark, 32, attended the former Wilmorton site on a two year course when she was just 16. She is now a director with city-based Clark CX, a website conversion rate optimisation consultancy, which was founded by her husband Pete. Helen said Derby College gave her a crucial insight into the workplace and the course was broad-based enough to allow her to choose in which direction she wanted to take her career. After college she took a graphic design degree in Norwich, which led to design roles in Bath, Mansfield and then Derby. Pete separately attended Derby College on an art foundation course, and Helen joined his business two years ago. They are now putting together TEDxDerby 2016 at QUAD on May 21. The event is a forum which will showcase creative and innovative ideas from speakers predominantly based in, or connected, to Derby.
Helen said: "The BTEC course was like an introduction to the real world and how people work in the industry. We covered a wide range from illustration to graphic design and video work, which helped me to decide which field I wanted to go into."