Duration: 2 years, Full-time Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2018
Information Event: Y
The creative industries in N Ireland are emerging as one of the fastest growing and increasing important sectors of our economy. The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production will allow you to progress to a career in the media industries, in one of the following specialist areas:
- TV and Film
- Print and Broadcast Journalism
You will study a range of units including:
- Music Video Production
- Film and Video Editing
- Stop Motion Animation
- Presenting techniques
- Interview techniques
- TV Advertisement Production
- Corporate Video
- Audio recording
If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.
View Michael White's Award Winning 'Animation' A Christmas Suprise - Awarded by Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards
As part of this course, you will take part in the annual Cinemagic workshops and also get a week's work experience in year 2 of the course. Examples of placements include Antrim Guardian, Ballymena Times, Ballymena Guardian, Q Network Radio, Loft Sound, JPR (Public Relations), Lyle-Bailie Advertising Agency. We also have guest speakers and special away days to Film festival screenings provided by QFT (Queens Film Theatre, Belfast).
The practical nature of this course means taht during your time with us, you will produce creative media products ie vidoes, animations, audio recordings and print and web based materials. The media products you'll make on the course will be used by external clients such as Q Network Roadio and other local businesses that we produce promotional videos for. All the other produces you produce will go towards building a portfiolio that will help to secure a place at university and increase your employability.
Most of our graduating students progress to university education, usually on courses in TV, Film production, journalism, public relations, advertising, music technology etc. Other students have gone directly into employment with the local press, film production or setting up a recording business. Some of the universities our students progress to include University of Salford Manchester (Media City), University of Ulster, Sunderland University, Liverpool John Moores University.
Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
Ryan McElroy was a student on the Creative Media Production course in Ballymena. He has since gone to Liverpool John Moore’s University to become a journalist.
“The Creative Media Production course really helped to set me up for university, and for my future career in journalism. It provided me with not only a solid academic foundation, but also gave me the technical skills and practical experience that has opened countless doors for me. It has increased my employability and has also put me head and shoulders above a large percentage of the competition, here at university.
I would recommend an NRC course to absolute anybody, young and old alike. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to gain a great qualification as well as heaps of practical skill, and have a brilliant time whilst doing it, then the NRC is for you.’