Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts

Creative Media Production - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01061 TAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/7878/1

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Trostan Avenue)


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Course Content

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
  • Radio
  • Animation
  • Advertising
  • 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.

Students Work

View Michael White's Award Winning 'Animation' A Christmas Suprise - Awarded by Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards

Special Features

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.

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSE's at Grade C or above or other relevant qualifications. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

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.

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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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