This qualification will allow you to progress to higher education courses or go straight into the working world. The course will appeal to all those who thrive on practical and technical work, with a balanced emphasis on theoretical or academic achievement.
If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade A*-C, you will also develop your skills in maths. This will support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills.
You will need four GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language. Alternatively you may have a Merit or above in a BTEC Level 2 Diploma qualification, along with GCSE English Language at grade A*-C.
Prospective learners will also be asked to compile a portfolio to evidence the skills required for media production. We will provide details of the required content at your interview. Prospective learners must attend a media workshop where their portfolio work and skills will be assessed.
The units studied may include:
You will be assessed 100% on coursework presented in the form of portfolios and written essays.
Learners studying maths 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 provide your own stationery and SD card.
Successful completion of the 90-credit Diploma will allow you to progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.
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."