What will be studied?
The two-year National Diploma is worth the equivalent of two A Levels. In total, 10 units are studied exploring the skills and techniques, personal attributes and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and vocationally-recognised experience in the media sectors. Units include: Digital Media Skills; Responding to a Commission; Media Enterprise; Website Production; Interviewing Techniques; Writing Copy; Image Manipulation Technique; 2D Digital Graphics; Page Layout and Design for Digital Media.
How will I be assessed?
Two units are externally assessed: Digital Media Skills and Responding to a Commission. These are tasks set and marked externally within a vocational context. Students are issued the task and given a preparatory period before completing it independently under supervised conditions.
All other units are internally set, assessed and verified and then externally sampled.
To support and contextualise all units, students take part in a number of vocationally relevant off-site trips and seminars/workshops from visiting professional practitioners and are encouraged to engineer their work experience placement to enhance their experience in this industry.
Digital Publishing incorporates a large proportion of the creative media industry, including web design and publishing, digital graphics and design for digital publications eg interactive e-magazines. It is particularly valuable in careers in media production, writing copy and proof reading/editing, illustration, graphic design, web design, digital journalism, marketing, advertising, animation, photography, media production management and many more. In a fast-paced and visually stimulating world where digital communication, the internet and social media are key to mass-marketing and international exposure, employers are always keen to employ people with a creative outlook and skills. This course is a well-respected and rigorously assessed course that offers a clear progression route into media-based creative courses at college and universities around the country.
If you need any further information about studying Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Digital Publishing, please contact Mrs Merrick firstname.lastname@example.org