Performing arts, music and media BTEC Level 3 For 16-19 Year Olds

BTEC Level 3 Film and Television Production (TRIPLE)

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The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice is a highly practical and progression-focused course that encourages students to create their own pathway through the support of expert tutors and industry-standard equipment.



Grade 4 in GCSE English Language is preferred along with confidence to communicate effectively as part of a production team you will be required to watch 18 certificate material.

Why study BTEC Film and Television Production (Triple) at Blackpool Sixth?

Develop practical skills within camera work and film editing, using industry-standard equipment in our brand new, state-of-the-art studios and explore filmmaking techniques and creative approaches post-production linked to key movements from Film Noir through to Soviet Montage. Work with employers and organisations to develop your broader skill set, and showcase your work at our annual Oscars ceremony. You will have opportunities to feed your passion through industry talks, trips to London and Aesthetica Film Festival. This ensures a very high success rate with prestigious film schools and excellent opportunities for industry apprenticeships.

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How will I be taught?

You will be taught through practical sessions in our new vocational learning space which blends creativity, collaboration, and professionalism through a multi-functional area providing a professional workspace to learn, develop, and practice.

The course is 100% digital in line with sustainable practices but also modern industry.

You will be given the opportunity to undertake work placements and work with external clients to develop key transferable skills and grow your professional CV.

Teacher expertise

You will be taught by tutors with extensive experience in both the film and television sectors. The department has an excellent spread of production and post-production knowledge as well as excellent theoretical grounding. With excellent links to industry professionals and extensive experience in supporting students to apply for apprenticeships, university, and talent pools our staff have the perfect mix of industry knowledge and teaching practice.

What skills will I develop?

You will develop a wide range of practical filmmaking skills including single and multi-camera filming techniques, directing actors, cinematography, lighting, editing, visual effects, and sound design to name a few!

As well as industry-specific skills you will also develop key transferable skills such as communication, pitching, collaborative working practices, time management, organisation, and leadership.

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How will I be assessed?



    100% Of the course is coursework-based with a focus on extended portfolio work and practical projects throughout. You are assessed on five core aims throughout the two-year course and submit your best work as a final portfolio of achievements at the end of two years. Your first year is about exploring techniques and skills through a series of small projects culminating in an end-of-year extended creative project driven by you in an area you are passionate about exploring. Your second year uses the skills acquired in the first to create a longer form project again designed by you and guided by your tutors. You will also create a CV, showreel, and cover letter in your second year as well as explore career routes to ensure you leave college workplace-ready.

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    What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 3 Film and Television Production (Double)

    Where does it lead?

    The majority of students progress to study Film and TV Production or a related subject at higher education however we also have excellent success rates with apprenticeships including the ITV and BBC talent pools.

    Our alumni have gone on to achieve some amazing things including working on programmes such as The Mandalorian and House of Dragons and editing a Superbowl commercial for Prime Energy Drinks!


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