Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative and Digital Media
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 4 or above, plus a satisfactory portfolio.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

This industry-relevant programme is designed to allow you the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge you will need for a successful ongoing career in the world of creative digital media. With a focus on developing your practical skills and abilities, the course offers you the chance to learn a broad range of skills, including digital media, media representations, working in the film and media industry, responding to commissions, film production, digital photography and developing a professional portfolio. Some units will be externally assessed via a set brief and some will be internally assessed through portfolio work.

Your study programme also includes an opportunity to gain valuable experience through the completion of a subject-specific work placement, which will give you a taste of the world of work in creative media-related industries.

What will I learn?

Units may include:

  • Video production
  • Videio editing
  • Motion Graphics Darkroom and digital photography
  • Scriptwriting
  • Media theory
  • Creative project management
  • Storyboarding
  • Radio journalisum and production
  • Graphic Design



How will the course be assessed?

All your work will be assessed through the completion of assignments, marked by your tutors here in college. The type and content of these assignments will vary, depending on the particular units that are being assessed. You work will be graded against Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria. Your assignments will always carefully guide you to the requirements of each criteria and your tutors will support you in gaining the very best achievement that you can.





Materials and other information

You will present all your final year work to VIPs and industry professionals in a fabulous End of Year Show. You will also be invited to meet with professionals in creative industries to explore different job roles. Students are asked to pay a consumable fee that will provide them with various art materials and trips on the course. Costs will be confirmed at interview / enrolment. Trips and visits include The Liverpool Tate and Walker Gallery, Manchester Art Galleries, The Stitch and Knit show in Harrogate, Media Museum and Impressions Gallery in Bradford, Harry Potter Studios in London, and a residential visit to London.


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