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What will you do on the course?

TV And Radio – Broadcasting “Today’s Consumers of Media will be tomorrow's Producers”. Learn and develop the skills that are paramount in today’s broadcasting world.

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 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. 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.


Course assessment

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.

EDEXCEL Exam Board.


Special features

  • College Radio Station/Podcast experience (year 1),
  • Work experience week,
  • College TV Station (year 2),
  • End of Year Summer Showreel of Videos,
  • Excellent Apple Mac suites with industry standard software (full Adobe collection including Premier Pro),
  • TV Studio,
  • Radio Studio facilities,
  • Opportunities for group work with students from Art and Design, Graphics, Performing Arts and Music.


Next step

Progression to industry or higher level study at degree or HND level within a wealth of areas including film, tv advertising, business and social marketing.


Student destinations

Honours degrees in film, media and digital production, broadcast journalism, games and computer aided design at the Universities of Bournemouth, Plymouth and West of England.


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 grade C or above is desirable but not a requirement.


Recommended resources

SD cards, USB Datastick 1GB and external hard drive (with Firewire


Sample student videos

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

Strode College Tubeway Orchestra

"Romeo & Juliet"


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