Summary of course

This is a lively and fun course designed to help you develop skills in the fields of Media Production as well as improving your literacy and numeracy. You will find out what it is like to work in the Creative Arts industry and do project work in photography and video production to gain a realistic idea about career possibilities in the media. Dedicated tutorial support will encourage you to develop relevant life and work skills, and build your confidence in your abilities and talents. At the end of the course, you will produce a final major project and will show your work to family and friends.

You will also study for qualifications at entry level or level 2 in Mathematics and English depending on your achievement in these subjects when you enrol.

If you gain a Merit grade on the Level 1 programme as well as achieve the Mathematics and English qualifications, you can progress to an appropriate Level 2 qualification.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Specialist Units:

  • Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media
  • Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media
  • Introduction to communication skills in art, design and media
  • Solving 2D creative problems
  • Solving 3D creative problems
  • Solving time-based creative problems
  • Art, design and media project

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

All units are assessed through:

  • Project work
  • Assessment is ongoing throughout the year with overall grades being awarded for all units at the end of the course
  • Students are required to achieve a minimum of a Pass Grade in each unit to qualify for a qualification grade

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in Media and wish to gain a Level 1 qualfication in creative media.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Progression routes include:

  • Level 2 Diploma
  • Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma

Employment opportunities include moving in to entry level jobs such as Runners and Researchers within film and television, however, there is an expectation from employers that students continue to progress up to higher levels to achieve higher level qualifications before entering in to employment.

Entry Requirements for new students

Four GCSEs at Grade 2 [E] including English Language or Literature or completion of Foundation studies including FS English and Maths at Entry 2.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

There will be trips/visits planned during the year - ask your interviewer for more details.

Typical trips will include visits to London, museums or studios and we aim to keep costs to the minimum.

Course fee information


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Josh Webb

Josh Webb

The pace of change in the world of media means it is one of the most exciting industries to work in, taking advantage of new technology to present information and...

Sorry, you’ve missed the start date for this course but we are planning to offer it again in September 2020. If you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us on 0300 123 2344 or complete our easy online enquiry form


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