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BTEC L3 Extended Diploma Creative Media (Film and TV) - 2020:21

Location:  Guildford College
Course Code:  ED11LF1A015P
Year:  2020:21
FT/PT:  Full-time
Exam Board:  Edexcel
Fees (16-18): £ 0
Fees (Adv Learner Loan): £ 4670
07/09/2020Places Available
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Content / Overview 

This course will widen your understanding of the specialist skills and knowledge needed to help you begin a successful career in media production. The course is designed to be adaptable to your abilities and career aspirations. Units include - TV studio projects, stop-motion animation, single camera drama, experimental film, sound in film, critical approaches to media products and more.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Those who want to pursue a career in media production and who are looking for a practical course.

  • New state of the art TV studio
  • Wi-Fi enabled campus
  • Expert teachers with industry experience
  • Visits from guest lectures from industry practitioners
  • Various opportunities for industry relevant work experience.

What I Learn

  • Music video production
  • Film and TV editing
  • Advertisement production
  • Presentation techniques for broadcasting
  • Pre production techniques
  • Single camera techniques
  • Multi camera techniques

How I'll Learn and be Assessed

Lectures, workshops and practical exercises.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths and English Language. Alternatively you should have achieved a Media Production Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above, plus Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 2 or above.


On completion you could study a degree in media, cinematography or the moving image or employment within the industry as runners, video editors or Mac operators.

Additional Information

For a birds eye view of our media courses (and to get a sneak preview of what you could be doing!) see

Find out what our students think of their course and why you should apply to do a qualification in Creative Media Production at Guildford College! See

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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