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.
- 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.
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.
SD cards, USB Datastick 1GB and external hard drive (with Firewire 7200rpm).
Student Profile: Rain Hobden
“I chose this course because I love filming and I’ve learnt how to film in a progressive way. I love going out to film and coming back to edit. I also like the enrichment activities at Strode and I love the refectory which has a great atmosphere.”
Rain, a former pupil of The Blue School, studied the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Broadcast Media and she enjoyed photography as an enrichment activity. She is now studying Creative Media Practice at Bath Spa University.
Student Profile: Jack Murphy
"Strode is a great College full of lovely people and passionate teachers. I enjoy Broadcast Media because I love editing radio shows and short films which are part of this course. I heard about this college while I was moving from Oxford. The reputation it has is that it’s a great college with superb facilities and it’s true. I also love the fact that I can hire out equipment to practice with, which helps me even more!"
Jack is currently studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Broadcast Media. He plans to work and study part-time in the media industry.
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"