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Creative Media Production (Print Media and Journalism)Level 3 Extended Diploma

If you want to work in the print based media industry, this course is for you. Whether it's working as a journalist interviewing celebrities, a designer putting together the front page of a new magazine or a photographer snapping a new trend, this course delivers the skills you need to progress.

Course details


NSA Creative & Cultural logoThe BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are suited to those who require both vocational and specialist skills in a range of areas. As part of this course you will develop a broad portfolio of print based media products which are all focused around project based assignments.

This will include producing newspaper or magazine articles and designs, learning new skills in traditional and digital printing techniques, alongside practical workshops in photography and video skills.

You will also develop an understanding of visual communication and design for web. This course aims to give you a taste of what it is like to work in the media industry and ensure that you are setup with the right skills base and portfolio to progress onto University or Emplyoment. This qualification needs strong written and presentation skills. You need to be creative, with the ability to visually and verbally communicate ideas in an interesting and original way.

What's covered?

  • newspaper and magazine production
  • article writing
  • interview and presentation techniques
  • website design
  • photography
  • digital image manipulation
  • traditional print methods
  • visual analysis
  • maths and English

How will my work be assessed?

  • practical tasks and supporting written material

What can I do after this?

  • higher education at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Photography and BA (Hons) Graphic Design at University Centre Southend
  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths and English, or
  • Creative Digital Media Production Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade four/grade C or above, or equivalent
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • successful attendance at interview event

Open Event - Southend Campus

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Our Southend Campus is located next to Southend Central train station and offers A-level courses and an impressive range of vocational subjects in realistic work environments using cutting-edge technology.


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  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
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