Creative Media

Creative media

Students can expect a fun and explorative journey into the world of media production. A varying range of assessment methods and teaching techniques ensures that this course of study is both informative and enjoyable.

The course boffers practicality to students considering their future; following completion of this course students can progress to a Level 3 advanced course to help prepare and equip themselves for higher education if they wish to study creative media related subjects. Future areas of employment also include; web design, photography, gaming and graphic design. 

Why study creative digital media production?

In studying this subject all students receive an introduction into the world of media whilst enabling them to develop their understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. During the course students will develop a range of skills relevant to the creative media sector.


Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production

Awarding body


Entry requirements

Pass in English and maths, 5 or more grades at 5+ (this can include English and maths), if IT or computing have been studied at KS4 then a Merit or grade 5 is required.

Course content

This course consists of 4 units, 3 of which are mandatory. The course consists of the following mandatory units:

Media Representations

Pre-production portfolio

Responding to a commission

The optional units are:

Website Production

Digital Magazine Production

Year 12

In the first year, students will focus on Website Production and their Pre-Production Portfolio. Students will learn the requirements of planning and delivering digital media whilst gaining insight into the essential requirements of pre-production tasks and the creation of a pre-production portfolio. Students will also be introduced to fundamental principles and technologies that underpin website production, allowing the creation of their own scenario-based websites. 

Year 13

Students will consider the meaning, messages and values constructed by media producers whilst gaining insight into the commissioning process alongside developing an understanding into how media producers may respond to clients by generating ideas using a range of skills.


This course is assessed both externally and internally via a range of varying assessment methods. Completion of the course will include specified assignments from the exam board (coursework), an external exam and an external controlled task which will be set by the exam board and completed during an allocated window of time.