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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

  • LEVEL 3
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Course Overview

The UK creative industries contribute millions to the UK economy. This trend has been rising in recent years and there has been significant expansion and investment in studio facilities in the local area.

The UK creative industries continue to lead, thrive and grow and our level 3 course aims to reflect the skills and attributes required to be successful in the film, radio and television industries. Our study programme offers a range of specialist projects providing industry-related knowledge, skills and practices that students need to prepare for employment, apprenticeship or university.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths. Previous media study would be advantageous but is not essential.

Course information

Projects include an exploration of:

-TV programming
-Multi-platform content creation
-Music Video
-Short film
-Corporate video
-Print media

2 Years (There is also the option to study for a 1 year diploma qualification)

You will learn through a combination of lectures, workshops, practical/theory sessions, practical assignment work and regular industry professional contact.

This course is highly practical. Coursework is internally assessed. We assess in a variety of ways including video and audio work, slideshow annotations of technical skills development, Q&As, essays, presentations, pitches, video and audio practical outcomes. We also host feedback sessions (critiques) from industry professionals.

Students will begin on a one-year Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology, equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels. Successful completion of the Diploma may lead to progression on to the Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

The industry-ready skills our students will be able to develop include:

-Public speaking
-Presentation skills
-Pre-production and planning
-Editing, sound and lighting.

Our Level 3 students undertake 3 weeks of industry placement across the two years.

You will be well-prepared to go out into the world of work through seminar exploration and skills development sessions and to a destination suited to your individual progression.

You will also get to work on live projects with cross-college departments and external clients as part of our professional development sessions. We also invite visiting speakers to meet with you and to run specialist workshops.

The two-year programme prepares students for progression into Higher Education, employment or apprenticeship.

We make good use of our links with the BFI Film Academy, Resource Productions and industry professional who act as guest speakers and mentors.

What careers can this course lead onto?

-Arts Officer
-Camera Operator
-Screen Writer
-Sound Production

Level 3

This is a fast-paced course that provides students with the tools that they will need to go into either industry or Higher Education.

The course regularly holds screenings and group feedback sessions, pitch presentations and collaborative working throughout.

We make excellent use of our facilities that include:

-Dedicated media production suites
-Full access to the Adobe Creative Suite
-Range of cameras, rigs and lighting equipment
-Studio space
-Our 400-acre campus