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This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of photojournalism and provide them with the skills needed to undertake professional photojournalism work.

This unit aims to develop learners' skills in moving image production using the moving image and sound technologies currently employed in the industry.

Working in any technical role in the radio industry demands a professional understanding of audio principles and operational practices in the use of audio recording and editing equipment. Learners will experiment with recording environments, research and evaluate microphones and their specific uses, and develop their skills in audio recording. They will learn about production equipment and principles, including health and safety requirements in the audio recording environment. This will then inform learners' practical application of recording and production techniques and procedures.

This unit aims to develop learners' skills in using the research techniques employed by professionals working in creative media production.

This unit is designed to develop learners' abilities in critical analysis techniques and methods. It addresses how meaning is created in film and how interpretations of meaning can be articulated through the application of those techniques and methods. Learners must investigate how films are perceived by audiences as well as how they themselves respond to films.

This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of convergent journalism and provide them with the skills needed to work in a multi-platform news production industry.

Newspapers and magazines have to survive in an often fiercely competitive environment and effective page layout and design is an important factor in ensuring that they are successful in communicating to their target audience in an efficient and professional manner.

An understanding of the importance of different house styles and the editorial and commercial decisions that influence page layout and design is important for anybody working within this area.

Designers need to be skilled in using relevant software programmes and utilising a range of design and layout processes and techniques.

This unit aims to give learners an understanding of the commercial, stylistic and organizational factors that influence page layout and design within the magazine and newspaper sector.

Learners will then be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to their own page layout and design work using industry-standard software applications. They will then have the opportunity to critically reflect on their own page design and layout work.


This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of the role of director in the moving image production industries, and provide them with the skills needed to act as a director.

This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of the script commissioning process and the skills needed to produce scripts to the standard required for moving image fiction production.

This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of television news and provide them with the skills needed to plan, write, record and produce television news to broadcast standard.

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