Media (CTEC)

Course aims

To foster an understanding of media products, the practices which lead to their production, the institutions in which they are produced and the audiences who consume them. Students will be given the opportunity to work with media technologies in imaginative and inventive ways.

The mass media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, points of view and ideas they offer. The media have real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the ability to participate in key aspects of society.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with study at GCSE level and attained at least a Grade 5 in English. Prior study of the media is helpful but not essential. Clearly, an interest in the mass media will be important, but creative flair, good I.T. skills and experience in the Creative Arts (Music, Drama, Art) would be a definite advantage.

Course Outline

360 GLH – Equivalent to one A level in terms of size

  •  3 mandatory units – Units 1 and 2 (each unit is 90 GLH) and Unit 3 (60 GLH)
  • Plus a minimum of 120 GLH chosen from the optional units (30 GLH and 60 GLH)

This qualification is suitable for learners

  • Who want to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in Further Education (FE)
    or Higher Education (HE) in Digital Media
  • Looking to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in FE or (HE) in any other
    sector or subject area
  • Who want to progress into a media-related apprenticeships.

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