Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Advanced
31 August 20202 yearsJonathan Stone

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


The media industry is in an age of rapid growth with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home.

The Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV and Film) provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for learners wishing to enter upon a career in the media or progress to higher education.


You will have the opportunity to express your interest in the course, discuss any prior experience you have gained and show relevant portfolio work. You will be given an overview of the course, the units you will undertake and the nature of the assessment process. You will be asked about your long-term career goals and how you feel this course will get you there. At this stage you will also be able to ask tutors about possible progression routes and destinations for work or further study.


You will learn about every aspect of television and film production and will be involved in a range of different projects throughout the course. The course will give you the skills and knowledge to take an idea from concept to screen and all the stages in between. Practical workshops and areas of study will include;

  • Green screen and chromo-keying
  • Video editing
  • Lighting techniques
  • Sound recording and editing
  • Digital film production
  • Outside broadcast TV production
  • Live multi-camera TV production
  • Music video production
  • Visual FX
  • Colour grading and compositing
  • Graphics and idents
  • Factual production
  • Promotional film production


The environment is like working within a professional production company developing high quality moving image productions to real deadlines. The course is based in the new Art, Design and Media building on the main College site. Facilities are of a high quality including dedicated digital video editing suites running industry standard software and related packages. There is a purpose built TV studio with professional lighting rig, blue/green screens and vision-mixing equipment with the facility to stream HD video ‘live’ to the internet. There has been heavy investment in industry standard kit including Canon, Panasonic and Sony HD and 4K digital video cameras as well as associated sound and editing equipment.

Practical and theoretical work is integrated throughout the course and moving image production will form the central part of your studies. Your studies will be supported with workshops, lectures, demonstrations and tutorials. All tutors have media related degrees as well as industry experience. The course has excellent links to the industry and students will have the opportunity to gain work experience as part of their studies including taking part in the college’s Industry Placement scheme, with students working on weekly live briefs which closely mirror industry practice. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to specialise in an area of moving image production through the Creative Industry Response unit.


A BTEC Level 3 Diploma develops learners’ skills and understanding of work within a vocational context. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas offer direct progression on to BTEC Higher National programmes and Higher Education degrees. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are recognised by Higher Education institutions and attract a maximum of 168 UCAS points at D*D*D*. This course has an excellent record of students progressing into Higher Education, and career development is an integral part of the second year of the Diploma.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 3 learners Over the course of your Level 3 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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