Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Creative Media Production (Sound Media)

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The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production with a focus on Sound
Media is a two-year vocational program that provides students with the practical skills and theoretical
knowledge required to work in the sound industry. Students will cover a range of topics related to sound
production, including sound design, audio engineering, sound recording and editing, and sound mixing,
and will have the opportunity to work on individual and group projects that allow them to apply their
skills to real-world scenarios. By the end of the program, students will have a portfolio of work that
demonstrates their abilities and prepares them for employment in the sound industry.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement: 

  • Grade 12 High school Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:

Non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)
Study plan
Credits Required at (L5) : 120 (7 Units) - (L4) 120 (8 Units)
Total Credits on completion the Level 5 : (120+120)=240 credits
Total Qualification Time (L5) : (1200+1200)=2400 Hours and Level 4 (150 x 8 )= 1200 Hours
Total Guided Learning Hours (L5) : (480+480)=960 Hours and (L4)= 480 Hours
Year 1Year 2
Core Unit: Individual Project (Pearson-set)Core Unit: Collaborative Project (Pearson-set)
Core Unit: Creative Media IndustryCore Unit: Personal Professional Development
core Unit: Professional PracticeCore Unit: Advanced Sound Media Studies
Specialist Unit: Audio Practices (Required)Optional Unit: Sound for Media Products
Specialist Unit: Audio StudiesOptional Unit: Multi-Audio & Studio Live Production
Specialist Unit: Scriptwriting for SoundOptional Unit: Podcast Production
Specialist Unit: 3D ModelingOptional Unit: Audio Books & Audio Guides
Optional Unit: Audio Technologies (Required)


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Career Opportunities

By the end of this program the learners will be able to work as:

  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Foley Artist
  • Sound Designer
  • Audio Editor
  • Studio Manager
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Dialogue Editor
  • Audio Mixer
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