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Creative Media Production (Extended) Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

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

Who is it for?

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.

What is covered?

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.


Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years
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