Creative Media

BTEC Level 2

The media industry is in an age of rapid growth with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home.

This is a one year course which will provide you with all of the requisite skills enabling you to progress and thrive on a level 3 programme of study. Although the course is practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit.

Multi-skilling is encouraged as it plays such an important role in the new media industry. The course is both rewarding and challenging and is designed to assist students in coping with the ever changing world of media and communication.

Career Path

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Game Designer/Developer
  • Animator
  • Director
  • Producer

More than just a course

Digital media is a massively expanding sector especially locally in Manchester with the arrival of organisations such as the BBC and ITV at Media City in Salford Quays.

During the course we will visit Media City to see the opportunities that exist and the working practices that are followed. Creative Media will fully prepare you for a specialist career path within the digital media industries.

Unique Features

  • Develop high level skills in industry standard software
  • Visits and trips to globally recognised institutions such as the BBC
  • Existing links with Pure radio
  • Work for local clients and entrepreneurs on real world live projects
  • Gain extensive knowledge of the sector

Entry Requirements

Level 2

A minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade D including ideally English and Maths.

“Creative Media is an excellent subject that combines practical assignments with written work and creates a constantly changing subject that is diverse and interesting.” Matthew Sayers Y13 Creative Media