Media Level 3 Extended Diploma

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2017

Edexcel/Pearson

6CL3093B11

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Course introduction

Are you a creative person who wants to make a mark in the world of media? Then come and join with likeminded people in order to broaden your horizons in media-based communication.

You will learn professional skills and techniques to enable you to produce your own products in animation, graphics and a range of single camera productions.

You will also develop the skills and knowledge required to research, plan and pitch proposed productions.

All of this will enable you to create practical media projects for real clients and companies in a productive, creative environment, just like you would in the industry.

Why choose Brock for Media Level 3 Extended Diploma?

At Brock we give you access to industry-standard facilities in order to create an authentic learning experience that mirrors the world of work.

You will learn using the most modern hardware and software in our IT suites. Furthermore, you will benefit from full access to our professional photography & media studios, which are equipped with green screen technology.

Finally, you will learn from specialist lecturers who have industry knowledge and are just as passionate about media as you.

Teaching & learning

This is a very practical course that gives you the skills and knowledge you need by letting you engage with both individual and team projects.

Importantly, you will have the opportunity to work on live briefs for professional media practitioners who want to hear your ideas.

You will also benefit from visits by representatives of media companies, including Wave 105.

Finally, you will be able to participate in a number of trips including one to Hollywood, California.

Course structure

  • Develop skills in social media marketing, which are of fundamental importance to employers.
  • Become confident in pitching your creative ideas and explaining their merits.
  • Delve into the world of web design in order to become knowledgeable about what web users want.
  • Acquire skills in film and audio production that you will then evidence in projects.
  • Use photography to communicate your messages to consumers of mass media.
  • Study what role graphic design plays in communicating messages to audiences.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:

  • English language

If you have previously taken level 2 Media you must have achieved a Merit or distinction.
You must also have an Interest in the media.

What can I do with this qualification?

This course is an ideal route into HND or degree programmes in a wide range of media-related subjects.

Following successful completion you should feel much more confident in accepting freelance work and work experience opportunities.

There are many different jobs associated with media. In fact, some commentators have called media the new manufacturing.

Typical job and apprenticeship roles include: web designer, social media marketer, graphic designer, video editor, camera operator, advertiser, animator, sound engineer and script writer.

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  • When I first visited Brock I fell in love with the College and the courses it had to offer. My Film Studies class went to Los Angeles in February 2016, which I wish could have lasted longer. That trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity and a real highlight for me.

    Beth Finch

  • 98.5%

    Overall A Level pass rate

    45%

    Of students gained A*-B grades

    75%

    Of students gained A*-C grades