Short promo to promote and explain the project called Earthquake 20 April 2012. It was produced after a planning meeting when the educational institutions from the south west came together to discuss the whole project. Filmed and edited by year 2 BTEC Broadcast Media students, the actual event will also involve Strode College BTEC Music students performing acoustic sets in the biodomes.
What will you do on the course?
TV And Radio - Broadcasting “Today’s Consumers of Media will be tomorrows Producers”. Learn and develop the skills that are paramount in today’s broadcasting world. The 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 also produce live TV and radio whilst learning the skills of production management and working within the legal constraints of the industry. Added to this, an awareness of TV Graphics and new forms of distribution via internet technologies and interactive media.
The future of the industry is currently in the hands of those that are developing it but it will soon be in the hands of those that consume it. The industry requires, more than ever, creative people for the next development of media, as all its many facets converge. It will also require people that can multitask to a high professional standard.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification comprises 18 units. During your two year study you will automatically cover the requirements of the National Certificate (12 units) and/or the National Award ( 6 units). For learners who are unable to commit to the full ND programme, it may be possible following an early discussion to opt for a NC or NA instead. Programmes will need to be agreed on an individual basis.
*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 live radio);
- Digital Graphics (Photoshop);
- DVD Menu Design;
- Pre-Production Techniques for Media Industry;
- Video Production for Interactive Media;
- Web Authoring;
- Understanding the Media Industry.
*These may be subject to change from year to year.
Assessment is through written and practical projects at regular intervals during the course. Students are continually monitored and given feedback and guidance to meet agreed set objectives.
- College Radio Station/Podcast experience & producing content for local community radio station Glastonbury FM (year 1)
- College TV Station and live performance recording (year 2)
- End of Year Summer Showreel of Videos
- Excellent Apple Mac suites with industry standard software Adobe Premiere
- Opportunities for group work with students from Art and Design, Graphics, Performing Arts and Music.
Sample student videos
Recorded and mixed live in Strode college TV studio by the BTEC Broadcast Media Year 2 students.
A video performance by Ben Winwood
"Romeo & Juliet"