PRODUCTION ARTS Manchester Creative Studio.jpg




What can I expect
to do?



The BTEC Production Arts course at Manchester Creative Studio is taught within the Pearson BTEC Level 3 specification in Production Arts, and can be taken either as a 1-year or 2-year course

Students will be placed onto the Subsidiary Diploma version of the course which can be worth up to 48 UCAS Tariff points

At Manchester Creative Studio this course will focus on the make-up and special effects side of media production arts covering specific units on Production Arts planning, Full Body Make-up for Performers, Make-up Using prosthetics, Fantasy Hair Design for Performers amongst others


For full information on this qualification, please see the
PEaRSOn website

BTEC manchester creative studio.jpg

How will
I be assessed?


To achieve this qualification you will complete end of year assessments based on units of study you have completed on the course

This will involve a combination of practical and written work

Working in the creative and digital involves a lot of team working so you can expect to work in teams on various projects


Students are encouraged to continually improve upon their work in order to meet the highest assessment criteria

your pathway


This qualification covers an array of skills as outlined above and so gives you plenty of options once achieved

You can use the UCAS Tariff points collected to support an application to university for a range of specialist degree courses such as Special Effects Make-up Design for TV, Film & Theatre, Artistic Make-up & Special Effects or more general degree courses such as Media Studies

If university isn’t for you, this qualification will make a great addition to your skillset when applying for apprenticeships and entry level roles.


Warbuton's moodboard.jpg
Warbuton's moodboard.jpg

Course Leader


Kate Mackelvie – Production Arts Course Leader

Kate has a degree in Graphic Arts from John Moores University and a PGCE in creative and media from Edgehill University. She taught Creative Media at Wellacre Academy, before becoming leader of Media in 2013. Her favourite units to teach are short film unit and music video production
Kate is now Joint Lead for Interactive Media at MCS with Dan and hopes to inspire her new students and pass on her passion for her subject and learning on to them
Students taking media at KS4 can expect to complete units of study in digital photography, digital video and creating digital graphics in addition to learning how to create near professional pre production documents like storyboards and treatments
Students at KS5 will complete a range of exciting units of study including comics and graphic novels, production and post production for film and special effects for film looking at prosthetics and pyrotechnics




Should I have studied a creative subject at school?

GCSEs in Art and/or Media would be an advantage. We welcome creativity in all its forms, so if you have a genuine creative interest, and can demonstrate creativity from your personal life then we would love to see it!

Is the course full time or part time?

The course is full time

Find out more

To find out more information about this course, please contact Kate Mackelvie