Your application

Find my course

Unsure what course to study?

You just need to answer three simple questions about your study preferences, interests and predicted grades and we can suggest courses that might suit you.

  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

Creative Media Production (Extended) Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory

60
40

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 buid­ing a port­fo­lio of work in your own cho­sen pathway.

 

What Does The Pro­gramme Include

Love Media? See your­self being the next big film direc­tor, ani­ma­tor, 3D artist or web design­er? Our pro­gramme on the lev­el 3 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, con­tex­tu­al influ­ences, under­stand­ing audi­ences, devel­op ver­bal, visu­al and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.

Entry Require­ments

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above, includ­ing Eng­lish and maths and an arts or media based sub­ject, or Mer­it in a rel­e­vant Lev­el 2 Diplo­ma. A port­fo­lio of work is required when you enrol.

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 for year one. In year two units 9 to 12 are marked as a pass, unit 13 is grad­ed a pass, mer­it or dis­tinc­tion. The grade you achieve for unit 13 will deter­mine your over­all grade for the full two years. Cur­rent­ly this course is not exam based. You can utilise your port­fo­lio to take to Uni­ver­si­ty or job inter­views to show­case your abilities.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will require a 2GB SD card and at least a 250GB exter­nal portable hard dri­ve. These can be pur­chased for approx­i­mate­ly £65.

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

 

Infographic_Media1 Infographic_Media2 Infographic_Media3 Infographic_Media4

“”

I stud­ied some­thing I was tru­ly pas­sion­ate about, 2 years after fin­ish­ing my course I got a job as a Pro­duc­er at Ide­al World TV!

Katy Monk

 

 

Course not quite right for you?

These similar courses may be more suited to your skills and interests...

© 2022 All rights reserved.

Web Design byBluestorm Design