Start your journey as a media professional with intensive production-based education and training across the four major media languages: TV & film, journalism, graphic design and radio. Develop your academic research and writing skills, and gain work-related experience of practical production assignments.
This course offers intensive professional production-based education and training across the four major media languages: TV & film, journalism, graphic design and radio broadcasting. You will be taught by a team of professionals with extensive experience in the industry. You will also develop academic research and writing skills, essential for progression to Higher Education and much of the workplace. If you have not achieved a Maths GCSE at C/4 or above, then you will study maths alongside this course.
Minimum five grade 4-9/C-A* at GCSE, or completed the Level 2 qualification.
Assessment is continuous throughout the course with key dates published in year for academic review with your tutors and through production based assignments. There is no formal examination for the diploma but you will complete an end of year project for external moderation. This Final Major Project will give you an opportunity to specialise as a Filmmaker, Graphic Designer, Journalist or Audio/Radio broadcaster.
Successful completion of Year 1 results in achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (equivalent to 1.5 full A levels). The second year qualification leads to the award of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology. This is equivalent to three A levels. The grades correspond to A level grades, but range from Pass to Distinction. This qualification attracts the same UCAS points as A Levels.
This course can provide a pathway to specialist degree courses in universities and colleges of higher education. Subject to appropriate grades, you may be eligible to apply to the Art & Design Foundation (Media specialist pathway) or Digital Media Design Foundation Degree.
We ask all Media students to purchase a pair of headphones and to make sure they have materials to support their learning. You may be asked to contribute towards additional trips on the course which sit outside of the curriculum trips and visits.
This course also benefits from visiting lecturers including local, regional, and national media professionals. Learners are expected to undertake around ten hours of home study/on location work per week in addition to classes at the college.