Creative and Digital Media Production - BTEC Extended Diploma - Level 3

This course includes a range of activities which will give you an understanding of the skills needed to work in the media industry. You will study practical and theoretical aspects of the industry, including film studies, cinematography, editing, advertising and photography. The course is designed and delivered by industry professionals, and includes guest lecturers from the sector.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade A-C if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Understanding the media
  • Research techniques
  • Media skills workshop
  • Professional practice in the media industry
  • Production management and techniques

You will be able to choose fourteen specialist units that will allow you to study particular areas in more depth. Some of these are listed below:

  • Single Camera Drama Techniques
  • Documentary and Factual Programming
  • Video editing
  • Animation
  • Writing for television and video
  • Film and television studies
  • Photography
  • Advertising

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above


  • A relevant Level 2 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Cinematographer
  • Photographer
  • Director or Producer
  • Editor
  • Documentary Maker
  • Animator

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative and Digital Media Production Level 3.

Start date



2 years (with the option of completing a 90 credit qualification after 1 year).

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

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Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

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