What do I learn?
You learn a range of digital design skills as well as becoming familiar with relevant software. These design skills include digital animation and website design, as well as DVD menu authoring.
In addition, there is also a video production element of the course in which you will learn to research, plan and produce a range of video productions, including a music video and a short drama. Theoretical analysis informs all areas of your practical work as well as giving an insight into how media institutions perceive audiences and construct products for particular markets.
This course is 100% coursework which means there are no exams. You need to be well organised throughout the year. You also need to enjoy working as part of a team and sharing your views.
You have full access to the media centre which consists of a television studio, digital video and sound editing equipment, a radio studio and computing facilities. All students follow a functional skills programme. You work with specialist tutors on live practical projects. You are offered the opportunity to work for our in-house production company StudioX1. This helps you to gain professional experience working with a variety of clients and makes an impressive addition to your CV.
What do I gain?
The full Extended Diploma in Creative Media is equivalent to 3 A-levels. Your grades will link to A-level grades.
What do I need?
5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
Level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths
If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
What do I gain?
The course gives you opportunities to move on to a high-level apprenticeship, employment or higher education.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.