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Creative Media Production and Technology Diploma Level 2

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Course overview

Build your knowledge and gain a range of creative and media production skills to kick-start your career in this exicting industry. You will develop a broad range of media skills and gain an understanding of the production processes involved in media products and experience creating them yourself. You will explore media concepts, audiences and practical units including: animation, film and TV, sound, digital grahics, game art and game design.


What Does The Programme Include

Love Media? See yourself being the next big film director or web designer? Our programme in Creative Media will provide you with an opportunity to begin your journey within the Creative Media industry.

You will study through a variety of workshops, projects and classroom based activities. You will develop a wide range of technical skills in, and knowledge of, audio, video, animation, graphics, concept art, and web based work. Other related topics will include narrative storytelling, market research, the audience and develop your communication and presenting skills.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 3/​D or above including English, maths, and either an art or design-based subject. A portfolio of work will be required when enrolling for this course.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a range of projects and develop portfolio of evidence which will be internally assessed. Units 1 to 7 in year one are marked as a Pass. Unit 8 is graded a pass, merit or distinction. The grade you achieve for unit 8 will determine your overall grade. Currently this course is not exam based. You can utilise your portfolio to take to progress onto level 3 or job interviews to showcase your abilities

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to the Creative Media Production and TechnologyDiploma Level 3 or other creative arts diplomas at level 3, providing you achieve a merit or distinction grade.

Course Content

You will study many practical units including:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to creative media methods and skills
  • Unit 2: Introduction to production techniques in creative media
  • Unit 3: Understanding an audience in creative media production
  • Unit 4: Contextual research for creative media production
  • Unit 5: Exploring audio production and technology
  • Unit 6: Exploring visual production and technology
  • Unit 7: Exploring interactive media production and technology
  • Unit 8: Personal project and presentation in creative media

Course Trips

You will have the opportunity to take part in many trips to inspire your creativity. Former students have taken part in international trips to Barcelona, Prague and New York as well as more local visits to The Warner Bro’s Studio Tour in London, EGX Rezzed Games, Warners Printers in Bourne, Liverpool London based museums, Leicester City FC Ground and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


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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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