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At The BRIT School we are passionate about all things media. The quality of British film, TV and radio production is highly regarded worldwide and they make a key contribution to the UK economy whilst at the same time adding to this country’s cultural richness. Within these industries there is a wide range of potential careers, from the creative, to the technical, and potential management roles. The skills that you will learn on our courses will prepare you for your first steps in an exciting and vibrant sector.

 

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Course Information

You will study for a BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production, equivalent to GCSE 9-4. The core area of study will be in filmmaking, with some additional work in radio and photography

How Do I Apply

Answer the following questions in section 7 of the application form:

a.

Why do you believe you are suited to this course?

b.

Think about any relevant media work that you have completed inside or outside of school. Describe the project and your role within it.

c.

How will enrolling on this course benefit your future career?

d.

Choose one of the examples of student work below and analyse elements such as cinematography, sound, mise en scène and narrative.

Application Questions

Click below to view the application questions, including Student Work for Question D.

 

Student Experience

Using industry standard hardware, including a range of cameras and our own TV and Radio Studio, you will complete a wide range of industry related projects, including music videos, short films, documentaries, and advertisements. Alongside this you will collaborate on live broadcasts covering both TV and radio. Underpinning these practical projects are more theory-based assignments that cover subjects such as script writing, film studies and industry related topics.

Our students have undertaken placements on a range of productions, from feature films, to advertisements and radio.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to a number of exciting projects covering filmmaking and live broadcast. BRIT Live is the department’s very own magazine style show that is broadcast monthly via YouTube and our in house radio station BRIT FM is broadcast live online in the summer. We celebrate the success of all of our students through the department’s annual award showcase held at the BFI Southbank.

What Qualities Do I Need?

We are interested in students who possess and can demonstrate a passion in at least one area of media, whether it is the adrenaline rush of live broadcast or the painstaking process of crafting a film or documentary. It is essential that you are enthusiastic and can demonstrate both commitment and the ability to work as part of a team. If you are applying to join the Post 16 course you will need to bring a portfolio or showreel to the interview that showcases your dedication and experience in at least one area of media.

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