Broadcast Media

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What will you do on the course?

This two year course gives a working experience of the creative and technical skills necessary to work within the media industry. You will record and edit video and audio, producing pre-recorded material for programmes in what is termed post production. You will produce live TV and radio learning the skills of production management and working within the legal constraints of the industry. And, you will learn about TV graphics and new forms of distribution via internet technologies and interactive media.

The industry requires, more than ever, creative people to develop the future of broadcast media. It will also require people who can multitask to a high professional standard.

Units currently include:

  • Live TV Studio Production;
  • Music Video Production;
  • Making TV Advertisements;
  • Designing Graphics for Television;
  • Video Editing;
  • Production Planning;
  • Promotional Video Production;
  • Radio Production (creating radio programmes);
  • Digital Graphics (Photoshop);
  • Pre-Production Techniques for Media Industry;
  • Video Production for Interactive Media;
  • Graphics for Interactive Media;
  • Web Authoring;
  • Understanding the Media Industry.

*These may be subject to change from year to year.


How is the course assessed?

Assessment is through written and practical projects. You will be continually monitored and given feedback and guidance to help you meet objectives.

Pearson Exam Board.


Special features

  • College Radio Station/Podcast experience (year 1) and College TV Station (year 2).
  • You will make an end of year summer showreel of videos;
  • We have excellent Apple Mac suites with industry standard software (full Adobe collection including Premier Pro);
  • You will work in our TV and radio studio facilities
  • There will be opportunities to work with students from Art and Design, Graphics, Performing Arts and Music.


University and career progression

You could progress to industry or higher level study at degree or HND level within a wealth of areas including film, TV advertising, business and social marketing. Former students have gone on to study honours degrees in film, media and digital production, broadcast journalism, games and computer aided design at the universities of Bournemouth, Plymouth and the University of the West of England, Bristol.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C or equivalent, such as Level 2 Diploma at pass, merit or distinction plus a GCSE A* - C. GCSE English Language grade C or above is desirable but not a requirement.


Recommended resources

SD cards, USB Datastick 1GB and external hard drive (with Firewire 7200rpm).


Sample student videos

Recorded and mixed live in Strode college TV studio by the BTEC Broadcast Media Year 2 students.

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