University Centre at Salford City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Sound Media

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Course summary

The objectives of the BTEC Higher Nationals in Creative Media Production (Sound Media) are as follows: ● To equip students with Creative Media Production with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global creative media production environment. ● To provide education and training for a range of careers in creative media production including sound media. ● To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within Creative Media Production, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels. ● To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values. ● To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in creative media production, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Creative Media Production or a related area. ● To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives. ● To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of creative media production and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways. ● To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large, with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment, recognising the role that creative media production plays in addressing these issues. ● To provide opportunities for students to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification within their chosen area of specialisation. ● To provide opportunities for students to achieve certifications. ● To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management-level positions, professional recognition and beyond. ● To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs. ● To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. ● To provide students with opportunities to engage in an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme that aligns with their employer’s needs and their own career aspirations. ● To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.

Course details


Level 4 Core Units Mandatory Unit 1 Individual Project (Pearson-set) 15 credits Unit 2 Creative Media Industry 15 credits Unit 3 Professional Practice 15 credits Unit 4 Audio Practices 15 credits Unit 5 Audio Studies 15 credits Unit 6 Scriptwriting for Sound 15 credits Plus two further units Unit 27 Fundamentals of Composition (Music Spec) 15 credits Unit 18 Music and Sound for Picture (Music Spec) 15 credits Level 5 Core Units Mandatory Unit 36 Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) 15 Credits Unit 37 Personal Professional Development 15 Credits Unit 38 Advanced Sound Media Studies 30 Credits Plus further Units Unit 50 Sound for Media Products 15 Credits Unit 59 Podcast Production 15 Credits Unit 39 Advanced Sound Design for Interactive Media (Music Spec) 15 Credits Unit 50 Advanced Composition Techniques (Music Spec) 15 Credits

Assessment method

You’ll be informally and formally assessed during the course via a range of methods. This will include informal discussions and formal presentations, project assignments and the creative practical responses to them, and formal written pieces and evaluations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

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