Digital Media – BTEC Level 2

Interested in all things digital media? During this course you’ll develop an understanding of different media practices and how to understand media audiences – how to plan, pitch and manage a media production and the skills to allow you to specialise in film & television, photography and digital graphics. This course is an excellent foundation for you to progress to a level 3 course in TV & Film Production, Graphic & Digital Design or VFX & Animation.

Entry requirements and course duration

Duration: 1 year

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English and maths
  • An appreciation of and passion for the subject with a level of practical experience

Our campus

We’re developing our campus to make sure you’re studying in the best facilities with the latest industry-standard equipment – find out more about our campus developments – including a brand new home for music & events at the Contemporary Music Hub, the new TV & Film facilities at Space2 and our £9.1m Digital Media space – the Digital Media Hub.

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Confetti’s Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.

What you’ll study

Term 1 - Photography & Graphics

In this term you’ll learn the fundamentals of Photoshop to create your own graphics such as logos and poster designs. You’ll also gain an understanding of photography and the inner workings of a digital camera in order to create your own photography portfolio. Alongside this, you’ll work towards developing your communication skills through planning and pitching your short film for Term 2.

Term 2 - Short Film Production

In this term you will learn about the film production process, developing an understanding of editing techniques and software, as well as gaining practical experience using cameras to shoot and edit your own production.

Term 3 - Film Lighting, Audio, and Writing for Digital Media

In this term you’ll learn the fundamentals of lighting for moving image and still photography. You’ll also learn about audio production, recording sound for TV & Film and work in groups to create your very own radio show; You’ll also learn how to write for digital media such as blogs, websites and film scripts. You’ll then combine these elements to produce a portfolio of your own work.