Dip in Creative Media Production L3 BTEC

Learn how to operate as a professional within the creative media sector.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Type


  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Farnham College

  • Pathway


The course aims to teach you how to operate as a professional within the creative media sector. You will gain an understanding of how the sector operates and is structured and the employment opportunities within.

You will create a number of media productions, working in various production roles and perhaps specialising in one particular role by the end of the course. You will work independently and as part of a production group. The course aims to provide all the necessary skills need to progress to higher study or into employment, as well as providing transferrable skills.


The Creative Media Production route will focus on you developing industry-standard production processes, as well as technical and creative skills. You will learn how to plan, film and edit a range of productions.

You’ll be introduced to a variety of pre-production, production, and post-production skills and utilise our industry-standard filming and recording equipment. When you complete this programme, you’ll be prepared, confident and highly trained in Adobe Premiere and the use of professional equipment.

The programme consists of different units that focus on pre-production and post-production techniques designed to prepare you for the creative media profession.

You will learn the following skills:

  • Camera techniques
  • Video editing techniques
  • Planning and research
  • Interactive media
  • Lighting
  • Contextual
  • Analytical

To complete this course, you will be required to use a variety of skills working both in groups and individually. You’ll work on a series of individual and group assignments that will cover subjects such as:

  • Single Camera Techniques
  • Film and Video Editing Techniques
  • Creative Media Production Management Project
  • Factual Programme Production Techniques for Television
  • Pre-production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Stop Motion Animation Production
  • Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Advertisement Production for Television
  • Music Video Production
  • Understanding the Creative Media Sector
  • Corporate and Promotional Programme Production
  • Working to a Brief in the Creative Media Industries
  • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production

Your experience will be varied and include practical skills, looking at case studies, working as a team, and preparing presentations.

Homework: The nature of the BTEC course means that there is little formal setting of weekly homework. Instead, there is a longer timeframe in which to complete a collection of work. Students are expected to manage their own short-term timeframes and complete all work to a deadline.

The course is assessed by Edexcel and will lead to a Pass/Merit/Distinction award in a Diploma (equivalent of two A levels). These awards are obtained in the Summer following the end of the course.

All units are coursework and are assessed via portfolio. They consist of 3, 4 or 5 learning objectives and each is marked Pass/Merit/Distinction.

The lowest grade for a specific learning objective determines the overall grade for the unit.

Most of our students progress to higher-education programmes at either degree or HND level.

Many choose to specialise in a particular field once they move on to university, having experienced a range of options as part of their programme.

Following university, examples of possible careers include:

  • film making
  • camera operation
  • advertising executive
  • journalist
  • public relations
  • designer
  • media professional photographer

A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (A*–C), including English and maths.
Alternatively, a Level 2 Diploma in a media-based qualification at Grade Merit or Distinction, plus English and maths GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above.

Where possible, applicants should have some practical media experience beforehand. If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

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