Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Access to Higher Education Diploma - Media, Literature & Culture Level 3

This course allows you to gain the entry qualifications for university courses in any subject related to literature, culture or media and will help you develop a range of academic skills to be a successful independent student.

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Key information

Course code: B0093D Course type: Access to Higher Education Duration: 36 weeks Start date: September 2018 Timetable:Monday and Tuesday 9.30am - 5.30pm Entry requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade 4 or above End qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Media combined with Literature and Culture Level 3 Awarding body: Laser UCAS tariff: 45 Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £3384 Assessment: Mixture of written assignments and presentations Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims and areas

This course is aimed at those who enjoy reading, discussion, literature, poetry, drama, culture, films, media studies, production and filming techniques.

There is an equal balance of time spent on each aspect of the course and connections made between them.

You will study the impact of culture and media on society and there will be the opportunity to create your own media product and learn the practical skills involved in video production.

Increase self-confidence in your ability to learn and develop academic skills such as essay writing and research needed for higher education.

Course Units

  • The pre-20th century novel
  • Narrative writing
  • 20th century drama
  • Poetry
  • Introduction to the study of culture
  • Culture and ideology
  • Post-Modernist approaches to culture
  • Literature form the counter culture
  • Print media production
  • Media: pre-production
  • Media: production-film
  • Media: post production
  • Extended independent academic study
  • A range of academic/study skill units

Why the MET?

This is a one year part time course with excellent preparation for university.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary. Please see the key information listed above.

Minimum English language requirements apply for EU/EEA students and international students: IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

Course Costs

You may be eligible for free tuition or financial support.

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How to apply

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How to apply

  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities including access to University of Sussex and Brighton University libraries
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value

Pre-reading and preparation

It is essential that you do some reading in preparation for your course. A starting point would be to read a range of literature pre and post 20th century and do some research into the definition of 'culture.'

Prior to starting the course it is important to research university courses to help with your university application which takes place in the first term.

Pre-reading and preparation

Assessment information

Assessment on this course will be a mixture of:

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Creative writing 
  • Internal exams 
  • Academic poster 
  • Reflective log
  • Evaluative report 
  • A short film 

 

Assessment information
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Journalist, newspaper or periodical editor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc.
  • Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
  • Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
  • Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

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Salaries

ENTRY £19,247

AVERAGE £31,961

POTENTIAL £50,388

Desired Skills:
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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Advertising accounts manager or creative director

Typical Tasks:

  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed, defines target group and assesses the suitability of various media.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Reviews and revises campaign in light of sales figures, surveys, etc.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Arranges conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

572 Available opportunities 2.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,793

AVERAGE £34,749

POTENTIAL £52,923

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics

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Author, writer or translator

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines subject matter and researches as necessary by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, observing etc.
  • Generates and develops creative ideas for literary material.
  • Selects material for publication, checks style, grammar and accuracy of content, arranges for any necessary revisions and checks proof copies before printing.
  • Negotiates contracts with freelance agents and with buyer on behalf of writer.
  • Writes instruction manuals and user guides, technical reports, catalogues and indexes, prepares sales literature and writes technical articles for trade journals.
  • Converts documents or spoken statements from original or source language into another language.
  • Provides communication support for the hard of hearing or the visually impaired.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1675 Available opportunities 0.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £21,762

AVERAGE £32,156

POTENTIAL £57,018

Desired Skills:
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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Arts officer, producer or director

Typical Tasks:

  • Chooses writers, scripts, technical staff and performers, and assumes overall responsibility for completion of project on time and within budget.
  • Directs actors, designers, camera team, sound crew and other production and technical staff to achieve desired effects.
  • Breaks script into scenes and formulates a shooting schedule that will be most economical in terms of time, location and sets.
  • Prepares rehearsal and production schedule for main events, design of sets and costumes, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals.
  • Ensures necessary equipment, props, performers and technical staff are on set when required.
  • Manages health and safety issues.
  • Selects, contracts, markets and arranges for the presentation and/or distribution of performance, visual and heritage arts.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

96 Available opportunities 4.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £18,954

AVERAGE £30,986

POTENTIAL £53,898

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

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