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Creative Media Production (Extended) Diploma Level 3

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Course overview

This dynam­ic course cov­ers a wide vari­ety of sub­jects areas, broad­en­ing your expe­ri­ence and devel­op­ing the skills you need to progress in the cre­ative media indus­try. You will cov­er top­ics such as: ani­ma­tion, adver­tis­ing, app design, film and tele­vi­sion, games design, graph­ics, illus­tra­tion, pho­tog­ra­phy, sound, web design and 3D mod­el­ling and work­ing with a range of soft­ware pro­grammes, and build­ing a port­fo­lio of work in your own cho­sen pathway.


Entry Require­ments

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, includ­ing Eng­lish and maths and an arts or media based sub­ject. Alter­na­tive­ly, a Mer­it in a rel­e­vant Lev­el 2 Diplo­ma, and a GCSE grade 4/C in Eng­lish and maths, or a pass for func­tion­al skills Lev­el 2 Eng­lish and Maths.

Once we have received your appli­ca­tion you will be request­ed to sub­mit a port­fo­lio pri­or to an interview/​informal chat with the tutor before an offer to study with us can be confirmed.

We also run a 6 weeks to suc­cess’ pro­gramme that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes:

Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks — sub­ject to course availability

Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard — sub­ject to course availability

One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

A Mer­it in your first year is required to enter the sec­ond year Extend­ed Diplo­ma.

Poten­tial Future Career

Progress to cre­ative degrees at uni­ver­si­ty. You could also enter employ­ment in areas such as: film and TV pro­duc­tion, visu­al effects, ani­ma­tion, graph­ics, games, pho­tog­ra­phy, illus­tra­tion and many more

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units: Year one

  • Unit 1 Intro­duc­tion to media process­es and tech­ni­cal skills
  • Unit 2 Intro­duc­tion to design and research skills in cre­ative media production
  • Unit 3 Intro­duc­tion to pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice in cre­ative media production
  • Unit 4 Crit­i­cal and con­tex­tu­al aware­ness in cre­ative media production
  • Unit 5 Inves­ti­gat­ing audio pro­duc­tion and technology
  • Unit 6 Inves­ti­gat­ing visu­al pro­duc­tion and technology
  • Unit 7 Inves­ti­gat­ing inter­ac­tive pro­duc­tion and technology
  • Unit 8 Devel­op­ing a cre­ative media Pro­duc­tion project

Year Two

  • Unit 9 Char­ac­ter­is­tics and con­texts in cre­ative media production
  • Unit 10 Engag­ing with an audi­ence in cre­ative media production
  • Unit 11 Prepar­ing for pro­gres­sion in cre­ative media production
  • Unit 12 Spe­cial­ist study in cre­ative media production
  • Unit 13 Extend­ed project in cre­ative media production


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I now work as a Design Assis­tant for a local design agency and have also secured a place to study at uni­ver­si­ty. I’ve dis­cov­ered my pas­sion for graph­ic design, which has opened many doors for me.

Rosie Sheppard



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