BTEC National Diploma


Media Studies

This course offers a broad base of media theory and practice. Opportunities are provided for students to experience a range of roles and to use equipment appropriate to a variety of careers through real-life projects.
Media students regularly run a short-term radio station broadcasting throughout the Roe Valley. A number of videos have also been commissioned by industry and public bodies.

Students are encouraged to question preconceived ideas and to examine the social and cultural basis for those ideas through an exploration of media.

Recording an interview

Entry Requirements:

Mature students without these qualifications may be admitted at the discretion of the Head of School or Course Tutor. All applicants will be interviewed.


Unlike A Levels, success in BTEC does not depend only on an external end-of-course examination. Assignments are assessed by the subject tutors. This form of assessment requires a consistent effort on the part of students over the two years.

Unit Summaries

Progression Examples:

Media students have progressed to jobs in The Times and the BBC and to degree courses in Goldsmith College, Bournemouth and University of Ulster.


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